3 Ways to Deal with Your Crisco Watermelons

Charlie Gilkey
2 min readOct 25, 2021

Most collaborative projects start out simple enough but somehow can end up getting slipperier and more chaotic as time goes on. Here are 3 things that you can keep in mind when dealing with a project that gets as slippery as a Crisco watermelon.

One of the traditions of the Boy Scout summer camp I worked at every summer as a teenager was the Friday watermelon relay. Troops would send their best swimmers to the river with one simple task: do a 4-part, 50-meter relay swim where one boy passed a watermelon off to the next.

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Charlie Gilkey

Author of Team Habits - http://www.productiveflourishing.com/team-habits/ - and the best-selling Start Finishing. Executive coach, investor, and philospher.