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The battle of real versus artificial deadlines

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1 min, 155 words

This excellent article looks at the different types of deadlines and the impact they have. The key point for me, and not something I had seen previously defined, is the distinction between real and artificial deadlines:

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Places to name things

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1 min, 33 words

This one is just for future reference for me that I may find useful one day - a website full of resources that may be useful for naming things.

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From 5 whys to why now?

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1 min, 113 words

I have used the "5 whys" approach multiple times to get to the root of some question. This article advocates adding a time dimension to the decision. Not only should we consider why we are doing something, we should also consider why we are doing something at a specific point in time. It also twists this around and suggests we should consider "What is the danger of not doing this right now?" - what would we lose or miss?

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How to identify real gurus and experts

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1 min, 65 words

This is an old post (March 2009) that someone retweeted but still holds true on how to work out if an expert is really an expert. It also is a guide how not to fall into common traps that so-called experts fall into.

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