The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
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Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Maxwell Wessel and Clayton M. Christensen
The article proposes a systematic way to assess the path and pace of disruption so that managers can fashion a more complete strategic response. The concept of the extendable core is introduced to guide in determining a disrupter’s strengths.
The article explores how a deep understanding of what jobs people want a company to do for them will give a clearer picture of the relative advantage. The disruption of retail grocery stores is used as an example to demonstrate the application of the proposed systematic approach.
Time Management for Top Performers
Source: Zen Habits
Author: Leo Babauta
The key to making the most of limited time for high performers is to find high-impact ways to leverage time instead of doing busywork. With limited time and seemingly unlimited tasks, it’s important to reflect on what matters and what impact one wants to have. This is a topic that I always try to bring to the Weekly Pulse since it add so much value.
By getting clear on goals, focusing on high-impact tasks, and training oneself to always know what to focus on, high performers can make a meaningful impact on the world.
The Key to Sustainable Productivity
Source: Scott Young Website
Author: Scott Young
Productivity can be difficult to sustain because people often conflate subjective feelings of productivity with objective output, and it is a topic that I love to include on our Weekly Pulse. While the two may coincide in the short term, they typically have little to do with each other in the long term. Sustainable productivity, which allows for achieving more without feeling particularly productive, comes from creating low-effort routines or habits, accumulating knowledge and skills, and eliminating needless work and tasks.
The crucial aspect of enhancing productivity lies in shifting the focus away from the constant concern about feeling productive and, instead, emphasizing the creation of effective systems. It involves adopting strategies and frameworks that facilitate the completion of tasks with increased efficiency, minimizing the need for excessive effort. Embracing a systematic mindset not only fosters a conducive environment for accomplishing goals but also enables individuals to navigate their responsibilities with greater ease and effectiveness.
Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink
Jocko, a former Navy SEAL and renowned leadership expert, describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.
Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals—but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress.
The Art of Integrating Project Management and Product Strategies
As someone who has navigated the intricacies of project management, I often find myself drawn to the symbiotic relationship it shares with the dynamic world of product strategy. There’s a unique beauty in the convergence of these two disciplines, an art that, when mastered, can propel organizations to new heights. In the realm of project management, we’re the architects of structure, the builders of timelines, and the guardians of successful delivery.
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