Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 42, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

#1 – Parkinson’s Law
#2 – 1,000 True Fans
#3 – Strategy as a Way of Life


Parkinson’s Law

Source: The Economist 

Author:  C. Northcote Parkinson

The report of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service was published on Thursday afternoon. Time has not permitted any comment in this week’s issue of The Economist on the contents of the Report. But the startling discovery enunciated by a correspondent in the following article is certainly relevant to what should have been in it.

Parkinson’s law is the observation that the duration of public administration, bureaucracy and officialdom expands to fill its allotted time span, regardless of the amount of work to be done.

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1,000 True Fans

Source: Kevin Kelly
Author:  Kevin Kelly

To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. 

To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans.

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Strategy as a Way of Life

Source: MIT Sloan Management Review
Author:  Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi

We live in a world of discontinuity and uncertainty, where norms are rapidly disintegrating and businesses are losing their footing. 

We live in a time of flux and fluidity when mandates for growth are driving high-velocity, unrelenting change. Businesses must root strategy in moral purpose to thrive in a complex, rapidly changing world.

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