Blame the Tuna

Making Things Work

Note: This is the first in a series of posts related to the tales in Making Things Work. The posts are new material, not excerpted from the book. Each will be tied to one of the book’s chapters, in this case, “It’s All Problems.”

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Some people are so convinced of their powers that they seem to feel invincible. They’re too good at what they do–too rock-star “together” in general–to make mistakes. (Or perhaps they’re too deeply invested in this conceit to acknowledge that they make them.)

My attitude is closer to that of the majestic tuna I once saw in a BBC documentary about oceans. The most striking part of the film was the vision of the fish as David Attenborough calmly observed that the killer whale (clearly visible in the frame) was taking its first bite. The fish’s eyes were as steady as if it was contemplating a…

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1 Response to Blame the Tuna

  1. Gerald says:

    I’m supposed to be working so haven’t finished the article yet but “Majestic Tuna” — good name for a band or maybe a beer. Or even a bar. Heck, you could be seeing the band play at the bar, while you drink your beer. Is it only Monday?

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