Seth: Measuring The Right Thing

And then generals starting measuring body count…

When you measure the wrong thing, you get the wrong thing. Perhaps you can be precise in your measurement, but precision is not significance.

On the other hand, when you are able to expose your work and your process to the right thing, to the metric that actually matters, good things happen.

We need to spend more time figuring out what to keep track of, and less time actually obsessing over the numbers that we are already measuring.

Numbers (and the magic of measuring the right thing) by Seth Godin

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Seth: Measuring The Right Thing

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Tim Ferriss’s podcast with BJ Miller is required listening. Dr. Miller specializes in palliative (a word I only learned this year) care.  The bullshit ends when a human enters the The Zen Hospice Project where the doctor practises. The doctor’s description of the flower ceremony at the hospice left me weepy.

The end is coming up on me faster than I’d like, and this podcast is a good reminder that I need to focus on the right things. What will my final thoughts be? They certainly won’t be concerned with a fucking server in New Jersey.

 

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Building Behaviors

Hooked for Good: How Habit-Forming Products Improve Lives

Nir Eyal’s talk on building behaviors instead of products.

Building Behaviors