Monday, July 13, 2009

If You Have a Hammer...

... is everything a nail?

A colleague of mine used this analogy once when discussing business analysis tools, but it is equally applicable, apparently, with small boys and soccer.

I just finished a week of tennis camp in Vermont, and when Christopher (age 6) wanted to play, I was delighted. We took our balls and rackets to Rob's front yard and started hitting - anything goes. Of course, Christopher just finished a week of soccer camp in Nantucket, and clearly had soccer on the brain. We finished our tennis game with a score of 11 goals to 10.

And then later in the golf shop, Christopher was putting away on the little indoor green. Every time he got a ball in the hole, he would jump up with his hands in the touchdown position and shout "Goal!"

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