What I’m busy with now (Nov 2019)

    • Prepping for a talk for members of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI). Topics: possible futures of the newspapers, monetizing the news, etc..
    • Consuming and taking as much notes from works of Alan Weiss about consulting. I especially loved Noah Kagan’s 2-part podcast on him recently here.
    • Prepping for Osaka trip on December.

"To adopt a finishing mindset, ask yourself every time you start a project: “How and when will I finish this?”" https://fortelabs.co/blog/mise-en-place-for-knowledge-workers/##To+adopt+a+finishing+mindset%2C+ask+yourself+every+time+you+start+a+project%3A+%E2%80%9CHow+and+when+will+I+finish+this%3F%E2%80%9D

"It seems harmless to start and stop tasks as new information becomes available. But there is a hidden cost each…" https://fortelabs.co/blog/mise-en-place-for-knowledge-workers/##It+seems+harmless+to+start+and+stop+tasks+as+new+information+becomes+available.+But+there+is+a+hidden+cost+each+time+we+do+so.+The+unfinished+task+has+to+be+managed+and+tracked+and+updated.+It+takes+up+space+on+your+to-do+list%2C+on+your+computer+or+desk%2C+and+most+importantly+of+all%2C+in+your+subconscious+mind.

"There’s no distinction more important for the items on your to-do list than which tasks require immersive time,…" https://fortelabs.co/blog/mise-en-place-for-knowledge-workers/##There%E2%80%99s+no+distinction+more+important+for+the+items+on+your+to-do+list+than+which+tasks+require+immersive+time%2C+and+which+require+process+time.

"If I don’t take 20 minutes now to train a colleague in how to complete a task, and instead train them next week,…" https://fortelabs.co/blog/mise-en-place-for-knowledge-workers/##If+I+don%E2%80%99t+take+20+minutes+now+to+train+a+colleague+in+how+to+complete+a+task%2C+and+instead+train+them+next+week%2C+that+is+a+whole+week+they+could+have+spent+performing+that+task+on+my+behalf.

"In knowledge work we barely recognize the difference between immersive and process time. We actually tend to…" https://fortelabs.co/blog/mise-en-place-for-knowledge-workers/##In+knowledge+work+we+barely+recognize+the+difference+between+immersive+and+process+time.+We+actually+tend+to+overvalue+immersive+time+%28sometimes+called+%E2%80%9Cdeep+work%E2%80%9D%29%2C+because+that+is+when+it+feels+like+we+are+doing+our+best%2C+most+important+work.

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