An interesting footnote to my previous post about parallels between painting and proposals. As I stated at the beginning of the entry, I’ve done a fair amount of painting. What I didn’t say was that I hadn’t done much of this in the past 5 or so years.
While picking up the supplies for the job, I found a great many new tools on the market. One of these was a simple little cup sort of device – an ingeniously designed little bucket of sorts that was designed to be used while doing the cutting of the edges that I mentioned. It held a small amount of paint, had a handle, a well for a brush and most importantly, a sill that allowed the excess paint to be wiped off and this fell inside the bucket rather than outside the edge. It proved to be a great tool.
Again, I’ve no doubt you get the parallels to our business, so I’m sure I need not point those out.