The Black Triangle

Not sure where (or when for that matter) I stumbled on this article, but after cleaning up tons of tabs in Firefox I thought I’d share this:

We came to refer to certain types of accomplishments as “black triangles.” These are important accomplishments that take a lot of effort to achieve, but upon completion you don’t have much to show for it – only that more work can now proceed. It takes someone who really knows the guts of what you are doing to appreciate a black triangle.

It’s a convenient shorthand metaphor. So feel free to steal the term. And when progress seems a little slow because you are doing a bunch of hardcore architecture work, just remember – it’s a black triangle.

And steal it I shall! I can definitely see myself using this metaphor in the future.

via Tales of the Rampant Coyote: The Black Triangle

Tom currently works in developer relations for IBM Watson. A serial entrepreneur, he's been the founder of numerous startups including Investify and StatsMix, a Techstars alumni company. Tom lives outside Boulder, Colorado and in his free time he's an avid rock climber, skier, and trail runner.

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