“Busy” is probably the default answer to the generic question “How are you”. It’s almost that you need to be busy to be valued, that otherwise people find you lazy or unambitious. But when we see organisations where people work and work, complete task after task, have meetings after meetings and genuinely are very busy, we ask ourselves, does it work? Of course, at times we sustain periods of high workload and genuine busy-ness because we’re consumed by a mission, a project,
We read a lot and there is a lot to read. This blog aims to give some pointers to original thinking that was published last week. Hope you enjoy some of it. First up are two questions that intrigued me. One is: “What have you learned in the past week that you’ll still care about in 5 years”. The question was put on Twitter by Shane Parrish. It led to wonderful contributions. Click here to read some of the many suggestions. One I liked a lot was: “Broad funnel, tight filter”.