THE BOTTOM LINE
Knowing where your business engine needs work will save you time, effort, and money, and the ability to visualize the outcomes of modifications using your models will make it easy to see where they are successful and where they are not. But optimization is not an exact science. And that’s what makes it exciting.
Because your business engine is an energy and information system, changes to one part can—and will—affect others. Ideally, as you optimize one section, you’ll be improving things across the system. But you should get used to constantly checking to make sure that your changes haven’t disrupted the functioning elsewhere. Keep experimenting until you’ve found a way to get all the parts of your business engine running smoothly at the same time. You’ll know when you do because your models will be all green—and your profits will, too.