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In a previous
post, I talked about what makes a good goal. Once you’ve done the hard work of setting the right goal, it’s time to start thinking about execution.
A goal without a completion date is a wish .
Now if you want to
actually accomplish that goal, you are going to need a deadline.
Continue reading “Deadlines are a good thing.”
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John Allspaw has a great tweet on problem discovery:
I’ve always loved the tweet, but I only recently noticed the
paper he cites in the thread. It’s called “ The Art of Problem Discovery: Adaptive Thinking for Innovation and Growth”, by Brian Mathews.
In the prologue, the paper tells the origin story of Swiffer – Proctor & Gamble’s billion-dollar hit product line. It all started with a simple question: “
how can we make the floors cleaner?”
Continue reading “What makes a good goal?”
I’ve recently begun the practice of maintaining a working thoughts document. The idea behind this document is to work through difficult or interesting problems I’m dealing with on a day-to-day basis at work through writing.
Continue reading “Working Thoughts”