Posts in the category “Creating an Impact”

The Ugly Other Half of Creativity

Creating an Impact

If we hope to turn our Big Ideas™ into meaningful progress, we need to become ruthless, murderous editors.

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Automation + Control: Progressive Disclosure of Complexity

How can we design systems that are friendly to beginners, but accessible to experts? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution — we need layers of abstraction.

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Yak Shaving: On Doing the Work Before the Work

Yak shaving, meta-work, and why they might just be the most important part of making meaningful progress.

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Level Setting: Solve the Right Problem at the Right Time

If we want to solve problems effectively, we need to know which part of the problem to focus on at what time — and when to shift focus elsewhere.

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Dirt Floors: How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Solve the Real Problem

What do dirt floors have to do with going to school? And what does any of that have to do with working more effectively?

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