Start small & think big; creme brulee over soya sauce

A taste of two worlds.  And a time honoured lesson.

I was trying to put soya sauce on my sushi the other day and having a devil of a time.  The little package of soya sauce didn’t have a small pre-cut in it designed to make it easy to open.

While yesterday my taste buds were watering in anticipation of eating some Marie Morin creme brulee.  This divine concoction makes ‘mana’ out of cream, milk, sugar and eggs (proving yet again that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts). But that’s besides the point.

Each pot of velvety smoothness comes with its own little package of sugar to caramelize.

And here’s the key, each little package has a small cut so that you don’t have to wrestle with the slippery sucker until you’ve spilled the contents all over yourself in a last, mad, bite and slash with your teeth.

A little thing.

Makes a big difference.

Like in business.

‘Start small and think big’ says J. Reiter, quoted in Tim Ferris’s 4-Hour Workweek.

I’m liking that a whole lot.  The small part makes it achievable, within my grasp, attainable.  The big part makes it visionary, exciting, worth working for.

What’s your business equivalent of the cut in the creme brulee sugar package?


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3 Responses to “Start small & think big; creme brulee over soya sauce”

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  2. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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  3. merel Says:
    January 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am

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