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pizza.jpg We spend an awful lot of time in meetings. When we map out Learning Paths we usually find that there are several Learning Paths and multiple ways of doing various processes. It’s always easier to work on one process rather than many. So, what I have team do is to try to build a best practice process or path. Often there is little difference between them or both aren’t so good.

To get them to just pick one and move on, I use the following quote from the legendary philosopher Yogi Bera. Yogi goes into a pizza parlor. He orders a large pizza. The waitress asks, “Would you like me to cut your pizza into six or twelve pieces? Yogi responds, “Better make it six, I don’t think I could eat twelve.” The point is that you should try to avoid wasting time on meaningless decisions.

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