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Issue #25 // October 31, 2020
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“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”― Herbert Bayard Swope
#READING
Early Work (11 min read)
//paulgraham
Summary: Judge early iterations of work differently than polished products.

Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker (13 min read)
//nirandfar
Summary: To-do lists allow us to get distracted by the easy or urgent tasks at the expense of the important work. Schedules enable us to get the important work done in a time-boxed way.
 
#PODCASTS
Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions (17 min listen)
//planetmoney
Listen to this podcast

Call Center Call Out (26 min listen)
//planetmoney
Listen to this podcast
#WORKING
How to waste your career, one comfortable year at a time
//apoorvagovind
Summary: Self-awareness during your career may be one of the most powerful ways to grow personally

‘Ugh Fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task
//medium
Summary: There is a large emotional cost to doing certain tasks, figure out what they are and get rid of them.

How to answer questions in a helpful way
//jvns
Summary: Chances are you are either asking questions or answering questions in a way that isn't benefiting the other party, check out this article for ways to change that.
#FUN
The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks
//bbc

How does a gas pump know how to shut itself off?
//straightdope
#THOUGHTS
Personal Relationship Management (PRM)
What is the best way to manage your personal relationships?--especially those not physically present. I've been using a couple of tools to help me keep track of relationships (calendar, to-do list, Fabriq, Paired). There are CRMs for customers, which are obviously monetized, but PRMs are much harder to monetize and at that point, would people even use them? There must be a better way.

 
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