I’m reading Sam Ladner’s thesis.
It’s strong work, and quite possibly one of the best reading experiences I’ve had since “Reading Virtual Minds”.
On Page 149, there’s a quote in explaining the common occurrence for ‘fires’ to occur as a result of low-ball estimation:
Curt: Why do they have the fires?
Curt: There could be a million different reasons if you think about it, I mean, clients coming in with aggressive timelines period or everybody will come in with big dreams, right?…Like you never lose the champagne dream even if you’ve got a beer bottle budget, right? You always dream big but you might not be, like, okay…”
And I’m in awe.
What a gem.
And I ask myself: how can we optimize and predict dreams? How we do rationalize the denominator here?
What a fascinating business problem.