#How to kill on KITE DAY
You can’t go wrong at basics – says my veteran Grandfather.
I remember we were making kites. For the first time. It was a nice winter morning and I must’ve been like 12 or something. Obviously I did it wrong. I didn’t know the Kite actually flew. The physics of it. So I was building the kite all wrong.
I was trying to make it look good. Not functional.
Thankfully I was stopped in the middle of a fiasco. By my veteran grandfather (who has fought all the wars India’s tried its hand at). Tough as a nut. Therby strong as one.
He kinda invited himself into my little party and taught us the physics behind kite flying. It was intense. Tough. Boring.Felt waste of time.
But after about an hour I realized I could now visualize the Kite while flying. So I could literally design the most optimized kite for a particular set of wind conditions. Once I understood the basics, I could literally create thousands of designs in my mind and quickly evaluate the most potent design before getting intoproduction.
I use this technique while building stories. On any keynote, on any video, on any email. I list out the basics. Go over the physics (or rules of the real world if you may). Try to visualize the nuances. Try to find reasons why the kite wouldn’t fly. And would. I go over the designs. The mockups, the wireframes, the ideas. All along I’m constantly thinking of the wind conditions.
I invest in a few options. I evaluate with no prejudice. I let my mind create a possible failure.
Unless there’s a flaw in the Basics of kite flying – I let it be taken outside and flown. But hey – don’t take my word for it. That’s me and my ways of building kites.
But more often than not – I kill on Kite Day.