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Time awareness

“Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.”  — Delmore Schwartz — American poet and short story writer 1913 -1966

I remember my time during boot camp in the Israeli Defense Forces. For reasons I could not understand at the time, every exercise we performed had a timekeeper assigned that would shout every 10 seconds how many seconds were left in that exercise. This went on for 12 weeks. Later, as I went through artillery school, I learned that not being time aware, even down to the second, can mean the difference between life and death through friendly fire.

Organizations that are not aware of time are bound to be out of sync. Moreover, time is a very precious resource. Time lost is lost forever.

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