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Deconstructing Development

It became clear early in my career that simply wanting to succeed was not enough. Desire had to give way to challenging the assumptions and process to figure out exactly how to win. Identifying the ingredients of a winning strategy ultimately required completely deconstructing the development process itself. By peeling back all the different activities involved in development, it started to become clear that the entire process could be done without even referring to it as development! Once each puzzle piece was identified, it also became clear that there were a variety of ways to put the complete picture together.

I have shared these thoughts in more detail in my article, "We Call it Development. But, What is it Really?" at Raise-Funds.com. I hope it helps you. Feel free to leave comments here or there on any insights you might have as well!

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