I’ve been focusing on change a lot lately. Thankfully, not because of my day job this time. This time, it’s more to do with one of the not-for-profit groups I’m involved with. A couple of other things have planted this bug in my ear, though. Someone I know told me about the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which is a fantastic book (so far. I just got my own copy and am reading it now). The other thing that got me thinking was an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations I saw recently. More on both of those later. The message I want to throw out there is that you can often achieve much better progress making small changes you can make today instead of waiting until there’s buy-in, resources, and removal of obstacles to a much larger effort. And those smaller changes are likely to have more direct beneficial effect, because contrary to what large corporations like to think, big changes often introduce larger problems. I have always tried to do this in my personal life and at work, and try to get others to do the same.