Simple Models

Ken Coar’s cute B-School model of the universe of acquantances reminded me of this little catagorizing framework.

Idiot Genius
Useful dog mom
Useless fish dad

While I’m at it I might was well toss in this model of the stages of a project
I picked up somewhere and then reengineered for to explain to my children how to go about carving a pumpkin.

Stage Attributes Emotions
Brain Storming fast silly, spontaneous, detached
Chatting conversational polite, positive, festive
Selection quiet enthusiastic, deliberative
Tooling search, transitional curious, opportunistic
Carving careful, craftsman quiet, focused, upbeat
Staging decorative celebratory
Cleaning janitorial dutiful

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