Analogies in a meeting

Some time ago we had a meeting where two sides of the meeting didn’t understand each other. The topic is not very relevant here as it was a software engineering topic.

What I enjoyed the most in the meeting and what amazed me were the analogies used there. They were so good that I even took note. Without going into details the different analogies:

  • train with a wiggly car
  • zebra embryo
  • serving non-cooked food
  • digging a hole
  • ship that sinks
  • oil tanker
  • a working screw
  • the car and the working screw
  • pants and trousers
  • knitting trousers

I was really amazed by my colleagues’ imagination. And it also showed that the analogies don’t work if the different parties don’t want to understand each other.

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