abhi's blog

productivity

When you think you have a problem, you reframe it into a problem you can actually solve. And then you're faced with this:

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I finally started reading Shape up. I'm only a quarter of the way in, but I'm already drowning in notes.

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One behavior I keep running into with most newly-formed teams is the overwhelming desire to steer clear of any conflict.

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In Making Conversation, Fred Dust talks about how the physical spaces our conversations inhabit can affect their content and direction.

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I've found that a lot of advice out there on having effective meetings boils down to the idea that a significant portion of the value you get out of something comes from a relatively small portion of it.

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Reading through Good economics for hard times, I ran into this:

Comparative advantage is the idea that countries should do what they are relatively best at doing.

The idea here (my interpretation, anyway) is that even if you are better are doing everything, you're only (in the long run) going to end up better off in the free market doing what you're relatively best at doing.

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