“The best thing I did as a manager at PayPal,” wrote Peter Thiel, “was to make every person in the company responsible for doing just one thing. Every employee’s one thing was unique, and everyone knew I would evaluate him only on that one thing.”
Peter Thiel recognized that for people to excel, they need to have clear focus and defined priorities. Yet managers routinely put their employees in double binds of conflicting priorities.
How frequently do we hear companies promising to deliver the highest technical quality while also being the lowest cost option?
Or who hasn’t been “empowered” to be innovative and take risks in the same conversation where they’re told to follow the procedure and make sure not to jeopardize this quarter’s numbers?
still asking for a slow + simple life.
Slow, part 2
1. 去年在整理以前念書時的筆記時，發現許多筆記本的紙都幾乎碎掉而且上面的原子筆跡也非常模糊，當時突然有感花了那麼多心思去寫的東西，竟毀在一本20元的筆記本上，非常不值 ; 而moleskine使用無酸紙，可保存非常久。
昨晚睡前按照六分鐘日記的建議 ~ 想一個讓今天變得更好的方法
雖然不便宜 不過能充份使用它就值得了 而且用它來做純杏仁茶也很棒
對我而言 書就是一個商品 數目可達幾十甚至百萬的商品
~ 那是如何快速操作大量商品上下架 如何有效率回覆問題 出貨
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simplify in French
‘Simplify’ by Young the Giant, from ‘Mirror Master’
“Simplify!” Lessons of graphic design.
1. Ask yourself “What’s important?” Take a step back and think about what’s important to you. What do you really want to be doing, who do you want to spend your time with, what do you want to accomplish with your work? Make a short list of 4-5 things for your life, 4-5 people you want to spend time with, 4-5 things you’d like to accomplish at work.
2. Examine your commitments. A big part of the problem is that our lives are way too full. We can’t possibly do everything we have committed to doing, and we certainly can’t enjoy it if we’re trying to do everything. Accept that you can’t do everything, know that you want to do what’s important to you, and try to eliminate the commitments that aren’t as important.
3. Do less each day. Don’t fill your day up with things to do. You will end up rushing to do them all. If you normally try to do 7-10 things, do 5 important ones instead. This will give you time to do what you need to do, and not rush.
4. Leave space between tasks or appointments. Another mistake is trying to schedule things back-to-back. This leaves no cushion in case things take longer than we planned (which they always do), and it also gives us a feeling of being rushed and stressed throughout the day.
5. Eliminate as much as possible from your to-do list. You can’t do everything on your to-do list. Even if you could, more things will come up. As much as you can, simplify your to-do list down to the essentials.
6. Now, slow down and enjoy every task. Try to slow down and enjoy whatever you’re doing. Try to pay attention, instead of thinking about other things. Be in the moment. Enjoy the present.
NOTHING in our world is bad, unless you abuse it. Don’t abuse things.