I remember when I first became a dad, one of the shocking things is that your mind gets filled with kiddie stuff – Barney, Teletubbies, etc. You find yourself listening to kids music and watching kids movies and TV. You constantly talk babytalk. And this can spill over into your professional life. I remember one time sitting in a meeting with a dozen or so business executives and humming Barney out loud.
Anyway, my column today uses Winnie the Pooh as its main character. The fusion of my professional preoccupation and the inevitability of the consequences of having three kids (although my youngest is now nine).
I like the visual of Winnie the Pooh sitting down on his butt, tapping his head and saying “think, think, think”. He realizes if he is t figure out the problem he has to not rush to judgement or go by his gut. He has to think about it for a while and then he will get a better frame of reference to make a decision.
I know it is self-serving because I am in the “thinking about economic development” game but I still think we could use a little more in this province.