Boiling the Ocean
About This Show
Boiling the Ocean is an expression in management consulting circles for over-analyzing a problem. In this irreverent yet informative new podcast series, two friends and seasoned management consultants apply their analytical skills and the thinking tools of their profession to everyday problems.
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We named this podcast after an expression in management consulting circles for over-analyzing a problem. You’ll sometimes hear a consultant say, “team, let’s not boil the ocean on this one. There’s got to be a simpler way to get at the core issue here …”
In this podcast, we apply the management consultant’s toolkit to everyday problems - those we face in our jobs but just as many from real life. We’ll talk about how to use consulting models on parenting to playing beer league hockey - and everything in between.
That’s the headline. This is the backstory. Mike and Ion have known each other since 2010. About 2 years ago, we fell into the habit of having what we called Walk and Talks to grab lunch and think through some of the thorny issues we were facing personally and professionally.
This wasn’t such a crazy idea after all - we discovered that there is an expression in Latin that described what we do: solvitur ambulando (in walking it will be solved)”. How cool is that? We were like Stoic philosophers, only walking around with hot dogs and falafels in our hand …
One of the main reasons we’re doing this podcast is to help listeners learn some useful tools to take a new look at their problems, and maybe even point the way to a solution. We’ll also have some fun - lots of it, we hope - as we boil the ocean together ...