Measure Twice, Cut Once

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: HarrisonWithers



I wrote a blog a little while back that was a crossover between my one of my personal hobbies, guitar building, and my profession, business consulting around people. When I initially wrote the blog, I had quite a few pictures and it didn't translate into the blog format very well. With this version, I have all the pictures and a fraction of the words. Let me know which you prefer. The blog can be found here:

Measure Twice, Cut Once by Harrison Cates Withers III

One of my hobbies outside of work is building musical instruments. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

I don’t know much about woodworking, so my instruments are generally pretty primitive.

I started building instruments out of cigar boxes. If you don’t have anything good to work from, then use what you have and improvise.

Being creative and improvisational helps me solve problems at work.

But dealing with real people is not the same as repurposing a found object.

Businesses make serious investments in people and they have real value to the business. (did I mention that they are people?)

Measure twice, cut once is an over-used cliché

It’s one thing when you are talking about a $1.99 2x4

another thing entirely when you are using expensive exotic wood

It’s more than the cost of the wood. That wood determines how the instrument sounds and plays

If you screw it up, that instrument might not be as good as it could be

It’s worth measuring twice, to really know what the value is.

Once you cut, what is done, is done

Measure Twice, Cut Once For companies understanding that user adoption is the key to the success of their enterprise technology investments, Media1 is a transformational firm that goes beyond training and communication strategies delivered by consultants and trainers. Media1 delivers a unique process and technology that engages users, aligning them with strategy, enabling measurable progress against critical business goals, leveraging customer-specific Human Capital Analytics, and delivering more than a return on the technology investment. Media1 delivers a Return on People and empowers the customer to build a more engaged workforce.

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