TOBY ROGERS

notes

John Cutler has a really good template for anyone forced into creating quarterly product roadmaps. It breaks down each column into three sections to make it easier to articulate what is/isn't in the plan.

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Working with the garage door up is the idea of creating in public in order to invite feedback and criticism at the earliest stage of the process. By allowing people to look in on what's being created as it's being created, it gives the creator the ability to engage the people they're developing for and build something more meaningful for their audience.

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once wrote that his approach to problem-solving was to carry around a dozen interesting problems, and a dozen interesting solutions to unrelated problems, and eventually he'd be able to make connections between the two.

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There's no one size fits all approach to productivity. Just because one system works for someone, it doesn't mean it'll work for you.

The problem with methodologies like GTD is they're systems to be applied rather than ways of thinking about work. This is great at the start when you have no system, but over time you end up spending more effort reorganising and tweaking the setup than doing the work.

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Great communication is a cornerstone of effective leadership, but as an INTJ-A personality, my natural approach is to let my direct reports just get on with their jobs without me getting in the way.

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