We had a pool table in our basement growing up. I remember my father telling me that being a good pool player was all about the math and science. You know – geometry, angles, that kind of math along with some physics.
And I tried and tried to think of it that way, but it didn’t work for me.
I totally got that you had to hit the cue ball in just the right spot to propel it the right direction to hit the intended ball in the right spot to cause it to go the direction I wanted. And at the right speed.
I got that.
And some of you might say that’s physics and geometry. But I call it logic.
Now I don’t need you telling me that it’s math and science.
I was thinking about this the other day when I was trying to work out how to handle a business issue. I don’t have an MBA. I’m not an accountant – nor am I an attorney. But you known what? I understand the intent of contracts and how to do business. I understand an agreement, a handshake, and expectations.
Of course, I have professionals to do all that fancy stuff. But I don’t need fancy-degreed folks to tell me what’s right and wrong.