There is a concept known as luck surface area that suggests that the more you do, and the more you tell people about it, the greater your chance for success. Spend your time creating and communicating with your peers and you will be recognized for it. The idea that being busy lowers your chances for… Continue reading Reduce busy work. Increase luck surface area.
Recently at work I’ve been pushing us to do something that none of us do often enough. That is to take a step back and examine the workflows that we go through every day without really thinking about them. As your business changes, and the technology you use changes, there might be many things that… Continue reading Four areas you can improve your workflows
(This is one of a series of posts about productivity books and the lessons I took from them. The series is: Getting Things Done, A Sense of Urgency, and The ONE Thing.) Being productive doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice. A to do list doesn’t mean you can’t be spontaneous. It is possible to be… Continue reading Productivity Books: Getting Things Done
(This is one of a series of posts about productivity books and the lessons I took from them. The series is: Getting Things Done, A Sense of Urgency, and The ONE Thing.) I bought A Sense of Urgency in India in 2008 and finished it on my flight home. It didn’t cover the day to… Continue reading Productivity Books: A Sense of Urgency