And how Outline can help
Most of us use simple outlines every day. They take the form of to-do lists, shopping lists, and bucket lists, which we use to help shape our calendars, our trips to the grocery store, and our vacation plans.
Individual projects begin with outlines, as well. You draft an image of the flowerbed before digging (as per your honey-do list). You measure the shape of the wood before sawing (measure twice, cut once…). You determine where you want the tomatoes to go before planting to ensure they get optimal sunlight.
When Thetis took Achilles to the River Styx to give him the power of invulnerability, she held him by the heels and dipped him in headfirst. As a result, his heels never received the benefits of the magical water. Unfortunately for Achilles, combat boots hadn’t been invented at the time, and when Paris shot an arrow into Achilles’ heel, the legend relating the weakness of the Achilles’ heel was born.
Is distribution the Achilles' heel?
At the risk of really dating myself, every time I hear something about Cloud Computing I feel it demands an Emily Litella-ish like query along the lines of, “What’s all this fuss I keep hearing about clown computing? I mean if clowns were really meant to compute, they’d come with a standard interface like a mouse or pen or….oh, cloud computing….never mind.”
AML, GLB, SOX, ORSA…what the alphabet soup? If you are in a Compliance role in Financial Services you recognize these abbreviations to be something more – legislation related to Financial Services businesses including Insurance. Selling insurance, likely one of the most regulated industries in the U.S., has seen an ever increasing maze of regulations as a result of changing market conditions, the economic meltdown and a desire by our legislators to improve the transparency of Financial Services companies for consumers.