All posts under 365Project:2017

282/365 Long-range planning

Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions. From “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done” by Peter F. Drucker (Note: photo originally taken in 2015 #365projectcheat :))

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281/365 Through thick and distorting lenses

The executive is within an organisation … he sees the outside through thick and distorting lenses, if at all. What goes on outside is usually not even known firsthand. It is received through an organizational filter of reports. From “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things[…]

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280/365 The unexpected always happens

The people who get nothing done often work a great deal harder. In the first place, they underestimate the time for any one task. They always expect that everything will go right. Yet, as every executive knows, nothing ever goes right. The unexpected always happens—the unexpected is indeed the only[…]

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279/365 Almost right, probably wrong

A decision is a judgment. It is a choice between alternatives. It is rarely a choice between right and wrong. It is at best a choice between “almost right” and “probably wrong”—but much more often a choice between two courses of action neither of which is provably more nearly right[…]

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278/365 The truly important

If the executive lets the flow of events determine what he does, what he works on, and what he takes seriously, he will fritter himself away “operating.” He may be an excellent man. But he is certain to waste his knowledge and ability and to throw away what little effectiveness[…]

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275/365 Acting old

if you were primed to think of old age, you would tend to act old, and acting old would reinforce the thought of old age. From “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

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274/365 Double the experience

Shawn also suggests a nice daily practice he calls the “doubler,” which is to recall one positive experience of the day in detail, because the brain can’t tell the difference between visualization and actual experience, so by doing this, you double the experience. From “Joy on Demand: The Art of[…]

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273/365 Our modern terror

Stress, he claimed, was the response of the body to any demand made on it. It wasn’t just a response to noxious injections, traumatic injuries, or brutal laboratory conditions, but to anything that requires action or adaptation. By defining stress in this way, Selye set the stage for our modern[…]

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