Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse?

cartbeforethehorse
I was at a conference (WOBI) in Milan this week and I diligently jotted down (i.e.took notes) some expressions the speakers used. They will serve as inspiration  for a few of my posts this month.

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.

 

Lem…xo!

 

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4 thoughts on “Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse?

  1. More properly used for: rushing to conclusions without meditation or reflection; getting to final output without considering the process or steps needed; being or behaving unplanned, irrationale, impulsive . reckless?

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