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Duck back down before the player in the center of it all can WHACK your Mole Head” with the inflatable mallet! Six players pop up from their Mole Holes” and snag the balls on the surface.
Duck back down before the player in the center of it all can WHACK your Mole Head” with the inflatable mallet! Games are fast and furious with the human moles trying to grab as many balls from around the central position as possible within a set time while avoiding being whacked by the hammer.
Remember the retro Whack -A- Mole arcade game growing up ? They will have an inflatable hammer where they will whack the moles” to try and stop them from taking their collection of balls.
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The goal is to pop up and grab as many balls as you can and put them down below in your bag without getting ‘whacked’. The hammer is similar material to blowup beach balls.
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We have seen that in dramatic terms in recent months with many people turning defensive in March at the peak of the coronavirus crisis, only to see risk assets bouncing back in equally dramatic fashion in the second quarter of the year. Just as we did when we were hunter-gatherers more than ten thousand years ago, our brains are programmed to respond to what we perceive as the most immediate threats.
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The view here is that something fundamentally has changed in markets and a more tactical approach is required when everything is so unsettled. The problem with that argument is that while every crisis is certainly different in one way or another, that doesn’t make it any wiser for investors to base their strategy on what might have been a good approach to the last one.
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This chapter is from the book There’s a specific situation that causes cost overruns and stretches out the last 10% of a project. I call it the whack -a- mole problem, after the carnival game where a player with a hammer tries to hit mechanical creatures as they pop up out of holes.
Imagine a banking app with a button that says Account History on the main screen. Then someone asks, “What should that button do if the user isn’t logged in?” So the programmer is tasked with writing code so that if the user is logged in, that button shows the account history screen but otherwise shows the login screen.
Then later in the project, someone says, “We shouldn’t open the login screen if the network isn’t available since the user won’t be able to log in; that would be confusing.” Now the programmer goes through the code and finds all the places that the login screen is called and puts a check at each one to see if the network is available, and if it isn’t, it shows the screen that says the network isn’t connected and asks the user to connect to Wi-Fi. At this point, the code that is executed when the button is pressed depends on two states: whether the user is logged in and whether the network is available.
Multiply that by the number of buttons in the app, and you see how big the whack -a- mole problem can be. If they’re put in place too early, they are more trouble than they are worth, but if the programmer waits too long, it becomes tedious and time-consuming to move all the existing behavior to the new architecture.
The task for the player is to hit the five randomly appearing plastic moles that surface from holes in a waist-high, flat-surfaced console with a mallet. There is an inherent satisfaction for a kid, who is otherwise discouraged from hitting anything, to be holding a mallet with an acceptable target.
Some developmental experts might point to the benefits of the game in stimulating eye-hand coordination and response time, while others may be concerned about an emerging pattern of violence. Parents may be pleased to simply have an opportunity for energy to be spent, even at the risk of transference from the mole to a sibling.
I sometimes wonder if a prehistoric version of Whack- Mole existed to train youngsters with the skills needed for survival in a potentially life-threatening environment. At that point in human history, Whack- Mole was not really a game, but the everyday reality of life.
As I watched the game played for the first time, I experienced an immediate aversion to the experience. Like the game, in the course of modern life we are presented with things that simply appear, seemingly at random.
For kids, homework assignments are a version of Whack- Mole when coupled with many athletic, arts and community activities. The experience is actually quite rewarding as effort turns to achievement and kids lay waste to the land of life’s moles.
As we proceed into adulthood the clock does seem to turn faster, and we learn that our moles breed. The pathways of education, career and family invariably introduce new things that need to be whacked.
For most this is anticipated, in fact welcomed, as we grow in our capacity to hit hard and fast. What is sometimes a surprise is the realization that other people can add moles to our game whether we like it or not.
Eventually the pile was tossed (hopefully recycled) and life continued. The problem is sometimes when we allow things to become O.B.E., a choice has been made, whether it is the loss of an opportunity or the consequences of inaction.
The arcade version of Whack- Mole also has the capacity for multiple players. The difference between the game and the real is everyone playing in the arcade begins and ends with five moles.
The task of leadership is to manage the mole herd effectively. It used to be in Whack- Mole you could be certain to win with a score of 150, at which time you would receive a prize.
What’s new is the owners of the arcade now decide what serves as a winning score, the number points you receive for a single hit and the speed at which the game is played. We spend a lot of time in society today just trying to understand the rules.
We cannot ignore one additional key element that brings excitement to the game. For some though, there can be great satisfaction in devoting focused energy on a specific task.
As someone who ranges widely in life’s experiences, I sometimes envy the single- mole players. I'm the lucky individual who carries the title, 21st president of Central College in Ella, Iowa.
Passionate about higher education and the issues facing it and the world today, I hope to invoke an engaging conversation with all who are ready to dig in, make a difference and build for the future.