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5 Links To Help You Get Things Done

Strategic Plan Performable BlogI’m a sucker for vision and long term strategy but getting something done RIGHT NOW that’s important feels so good.

Here’s some links that have helped me:

1. Turn Up the Heat: “Raising the temperature of an insurance company’s offices from 68 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 25 C) reduced typing errors by 44% and boosted typing output by 150%, according to a monthlong study by Alan Hedge of Cornell. The higher, more comfortable temperature resulted in a savings for the employer of about $2 per worker per hour, Hedge says.”–via here

2. Allow Time for Your Ideas to Grow: “The trick is to give experiments enough time to prove themselves. Too often a focus on failing fast leads to false positives.”–via here

3. Watch Your Expenses (not just money, but time, attention, and focus to name a few: “In 2008, while revenue grew by 52.5%, Apple’s operating expenses only grew by 30%. This means that each dollar spent to run the company generated nearly 60% more revenue in 2008 than it did in 2007.”–via here

4. Spend Time in Solitude: “And here’s the really surprising finding: the more people multitask, the worse they are, not just at other mental abilities, but at multitasking itself.–via here

5. Keep Moving: “Listen to Seth Godin, Scott Belsky, David Allen, Jason Fried, Gary Vaynerchuk, and others. The new label of a great employee is someone who hustles and is a linchpin. Same goes for teams. Good teams with great hustlers become great teams. via here.

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  1. I concur. David Allen’s Getting Things Done book and system is legit. I’ve been implementing it for the last month or so and it’s helped a lot.

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