Solve Problems by Isolating Them
By Michael Hedgpeth · July 16, 2014
Solve Problems by Isolating Them

My kids have been drawn into the world of Legos. They love Ninjago and The Lego Movie.

It turns out there is a Legoland Discovery center nearby. The other day they went to a birthday party there. The kids had an absolute blast. Legos, legos everywhere. It was totally awesome.

It also turns out that we have a Six Flags nearby. Fast roller coasters. Every amusement park craziness imaginable. We spent last summer doing that, and let me tell you, mom and I really got sick of it. But the kids absolutely loved it. They even wanted to do it again this summer.

So DFW area: lego land: check. amusement park: check. lego amusement park? That will be a trip to California and $4,000 please.

It’s interesting how the solution to a problem gets a lot more complicated and a lot more expensive when you combine it with another problem. I come across this a lot at work. I ruthlessly go through a project and eliminate anything that isn’t needed, because I want to ship it as quickly as possible and I know every little thing just adds to the time and complexity and makes the project that much more unrealistic.

So are we going to the LegoLand California Resort? Only if we have to. :)