At happy hour recently I was hearing about a friend's new job. Great work/life balance, great benefits, great team. Oh, and they don't use KPIs, they use OKRs which are much better, he said.
It turns out that as soon as you finish writing a book you hear brand new things related to the book you JUST WROTE. I've spent years working with KPIs and then 18 months writing a book about them and this was my first introduction to OKRs. So I started reading, mostly finding discussions about whether OKRs or KPIs are better. The answer? Both and neither.
I rode my scooter to work this morning as I do most mornings. Same scoot, same route, same me. But this morning I was obsessed with the mirrors; I couldn't get them quite right. And it occurred to me that my mirror obsession this morning was the meaning of life. Seriously, stick with me here.