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How I Organize & Prioritize

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April 19, 2016
 
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I think one of the most valuable skills I've learned so far in my career is the power of effective prioritization.
 
While I am certainly no master, I am way better than I used to be at understanding the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule).
 
If you can . . .

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5 Lessons From The Golden State Warriors

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April 12, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season. 

As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?

Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key . . .

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Default Yes

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April 05, 2016

Recently an opportunity came across my desk.

I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.

Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.

Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good . . .

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Things You Aren't Born With

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February 28, 2016

When you are born, you are not:

- Socially skilled

- Financially savvy

- A great manager

- An active listener

- A captivating storyteller

- A remarkable cook

- Good at math

- Well-versed in wilderness survival

- An effective interviewee

- Good at working . . .

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Embracing Mistakes

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February 26, 2016

In his book When Breath Becomes Airneurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi writes about the medical practice of holding a periodic morbidity & mortality conference.

We reviewed overnight events, new admissions, new scans, then went to see our patients before M&M, or morbidity and mortality conference, a regular meeting . . .

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Ask. Be Specific. Be Quiet.

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February 22, 2016

I was listening to Ezra Klein interview lobbyist Tony Podesta.

Ezra asked Tony to share advice with people who wanted to lobby their congressperson or advocate for their cause. Tony's advice:

"Don't forget to make sure they know what you want. You've got to make an ask."

This sounds so . . .

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Recognizing Sunk Costs

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February 20, 2016

Last night I was having a drink with my cousin and we started talking about sunk costs.

You may be familiar with the concept:

A sunk cost is a cost that was previously incurred and cannot be refunded, and thus should not be taken into consideration when making decisions. 

The sunk cost . . .

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