“The less you do, the more of it you can do.”

Entertaining talk about how to scale yourself. Some insights:

  • One email rule to rule them all: INBOX TO, INBOX CC, Bosses
  • Set three task you want to complete today / this week / this year (use timeboxing e. g. pomodoro technique)
  • Avoid conditioning your colleagues / bosses (e .g. don’t answer emails on the weekends / holidays)
  • Do one thing at a time (sound primitive, but that really works)
  • Don’t allow interruptions because of the high costs of context switching (better answer sth like this: “Ok boss, should I continue to make money for you or should I reboot your computer now?”)
  • Don’t use email as a chat client

Especially liked the quote of Timothy Ferriss: “Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.”

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