Tom Peters used this expression: ‘Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse?’
What does it mean?
- Setting up steps out of order and working in a confused manner
- Counter-productive, inefficient and disorganized. It simply doesn’t work.
- It is like vacuuming before dusting or Setting a price for something before producing it to see how much it really costs
How else can we say this?
- He is doing it backwards.
- That is a topsy turvy approach to this task.