The Effective Engineer by Edmond Lau

Focus on high-leverage activities. Leverage: impact produced / time invested. 80/20 rule: 80% impact comes from 20% work. Focus on not more hours but more value per limited time on the task. Increase leverage by: Reduce the time it takes to complete the activity (default to half-hour meeting instead of one-hour one, automate manual dev process). Increase the value produced (have a clear agenda beforehand, prioritize tasks based on launch date)....

May 16, 2020 · 3 min

Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley

Concentrate: Do one thing at a time. Exceptional work is always associated with periods of deep concentration. Have a clear purpose on what you want to learn about. What does it matter? How is it applicable to my life? How can I apply it? How can it help me achieve my goals? Create and connect: People that learn quickly or have a so-called photographic memory apply their creativity to everything they learn, using the SEE principles....

April 14, 2020 · 2 min

Getting Real by Jason Fried

The starting line: Build less: less features, options, people, meetings, promises. Solve your problem. You know what’s is important and what’s not for the product itself. It’s likely people have the same problem so now you have a market too. Fund yourself Outside funding is plan B. Investors want their money back quickly → overhead + other complicated things follow. Money constraints force you to focus + allow creativity....

March 13, 2020 · 6 min

Rework by Jason Fried

Takedowns. Today is a new reality where anyone can be in business. Informations are easy to access and within reach. It’s easy to work from home or collaborate with others across the globe. Stuff that was impossible is simple today. Writing a plan makes you feel in control of things you can’t control. Plans are guesses. Don’t be obsess you it. It’s OK to wing....

March 13, 2020 · 4 min

Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Rest and work complements each other. Rest is an essential component of good work as world-class people alternate daily periods of intense work and concentration with long breaks. Rest is active since the brain doesn’t switch off when we go to sleep but get busy doing work such as consolidating memories, reviewing the day. Rest is a skill. People don’t just become world class only by deliberate practice. They also practice deliberate rest....

August 8, 2018 · 4 min