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Ten years ago, I left Italy on a one-way ticket to London. I had no job lined up and no long-term accommodation. In the end, things turned out fine. If I could meet my younger self, here are ten things I would tell him.
Every bug has the potential to degenerate in a catastrophic incident. Adopting a policy of fixing bugs as soon as they are reported can work as a risk mitigation strategy.
Once you found a productivity setup that works for you, tweaking it will only deliver minor improvements. It won’t make it any easier to get your actual work done. Don’t let bike shedding distract you from showing up and doing the work.
Tomorrow hasn’t happened yet, a Jazz legend’s advice on how to rebound from mistake, and a strategy for implementing changes.
“Don’t break the chain” is great advice, but it’s fragile. All chain breaks eventually. It’s what you do when the chain breaks that makes a difference.
How leaving something unfinished when you know what the next step is can help you being productive.
Thoughts on fighting against pessimism. Based on Brett Hall’s reaction on Sam Harris’ podcast “The End of Global Order”.
A commentary on The Growth Equation podcast episode “Consistency Over Intensity”.
When seeking and implementing advice from the internet, be mindful of the context it applies to. Recipes are good for deterministic domains such as cooking, but real life is more complex and there are too many variables that affect the end result of a process.
How do you choose which projects to pursue? Derek Sivers’ answer is simple: “Do what people are willing to pay for.”
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