Pareto and what we unleash

A side comment in a meeting stimulated a thought.

“I don’t think most of what’s on the internet is any good.”

“What, you don’t like what’s on our website?”

“No, I mean in general. All of it.”

Pareto 80/20 mug
Only 80% of this tea is actually tea
This helped to crystalise something that’s been pinging around in my noggin for a while. Why do I think we publish what we publish on our website? Or on our social channels? Or any advertising we put out? Or basically anything we unleash on the unsuspecting world?

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Your next hire should be a grizzled, old marketing veteran

Sometimes things are better when they’re older. Wine, perhaps. Whiskey. Cars (have you seen cars from the 50s?). Houses (we had a plasterer round who I discussed the concept of “character” with – we came to the conclusion it’s wonky bits).

And sometimes things are better when they’re younger (or newer). Underwear. Milk. Toilet seats. Continue reading

Go the fudge to sleep

Meditating. Journalling. Mind mapping. Brainstorming. Short work weeks. Mindfulness.

There are lots of ways to try and improve your productivity. To gather your thoughts and work more effectively.

We all have that little voice nagging away at us that we could be doing more.

“See that Tim Ferris? He’s already done more than you by the time he has his morning non-standard, quirky cup of tea than you do all day. Get on it, loser.”

I tell you what I find helps. Always has. A good sleep. Continue reading