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Book Rec: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker


The Effective Executive stands as a simple strong lighthouse guiding us away from cheap productivity hacks, time squandering multi-tasking, and good projects that are the enemy of great projects.

Here is a work problem for you to chew on:

Productivity = Effectiveness x Efficiency

This book is helpful because, it clearly describes that of those two inputs, effectiveness is far more important. 


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 Book Recommendation:

Lessons in the Fundamentals of GO

by Toshiro Kageyama, 7-Dan



Four parts to this post

  1. Heuristics

  2. Excerpts

  3. Challenge

  4. Meta



Heuristics // Games –> the Grind


You want to display how smart a character is in a story?

Show them mulling over a  strategy game.

Now, just because you love playing RISK on Friday nights doesn’t make you a brilliant military strategist. Even still, I think applying heuristics from strategy games can give us a helpful point of view for how we approach our work.


Let’s consider the game, GO.



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​​Book Review: “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith​​

  • Who would benefit from reading this book? Someone who is willing to conduct a piercing evaluation of behaviors that could be holding them back personally and professionally. 


  • Time to Read: I was able to read this book in about two weeks. 


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