Tag: time management

186 Hours Wasted

Although we boarded early, my flight out of Detroit was delayed by 63 minutes. The weather was clear, there were no mechanical issues, and the crew was ready to roll. The cause of our tardy takeoff? A bureaucratic procedural glitch that required sign-off from airline headquarters. This completely avoidable issue impacted 177 travelers aboard our […]

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What A Difference A Day Makes

For more than 200 episodes since 2001, special agent Jack Bauer captivated the world as the series “24” unfolded in “real-time.” Each 24-episode season covered only a single day of Bauer (actor Kiefer Sutherland) daring greatly to save the world. While these mythical days were unrealistic, they drew us in as we contemplated the impact […]

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7 Tips to Maximize Productivity

We all share a mutual enemy — the 24-hour clock. Considering we each have exactly the same amount of time per day, why do some people generate unimaginable productivity and results while others fall so woefully short? Embrace these best practices, and you’ll get more done in record time: Plan ahead. Rather than racing through […]

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Time: Your Most Expensive Expense

Business people waste a lot of time worrying about spending money.  By conserving cash, the thinking goes, they are protecting their most precious and scarce resource.  As an investor in startup companies, I see this pattern play out again and again: leaders that invest too slowly in growth, believing this is a safe approach. In […]

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The Math of Worrying

Think about how much time you spend fretting about what might happen.  Those deer-in-the-headlights moments are not only agonizing but they are profoundly unproductive.  With each minute you spend in a state of worry, you’re robbing yourself of the opportunity to contribute to your own success and the world around you. The funny thing about […]

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More, Less, Stop

In our frenetically busy lives, we all smack up against the same obstacle: time.  The 24-hour clock is a brutal and unforgiving foe.  It’s easy to fill the hours, feeling busy and anxious, only to look back at a stunningly puny amount of productivity. With unlimited access to information and frictionless global markets for goods, […]

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Waste On The Shop Room Floor

A friend of mine owns a high-end Italian restaurant, which has delighted customers for decades.  He’s an astute business owner, and manages the food quality, staff, and inventory with exquisite precision.  Now imagine what would happen to his profits if the kitchen crew just randomly dropped 25% of their high-quality ingredients on the floor.  Wasted […]

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