Mental models are simple concepts that can improve the way you think about and interpret any situation

30 03, 2018

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important

The Eisenhower Matrix is a presidential insight about productivity: soon after Eisenhower became president, he visited the campus of Northwestern University to deliver an address. What he said changed the thinking about “productivity” forever. He said: “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never [...]

21 04, 2015

Project vs Process: What’s the Difference?

What exactly is a project vs process, and how are these two things different? Which one is better? And what do project and process management involve? There are advocates of both projects and processes as keys to business performance, and there’s been considerable emphasis on project management and process management in recent years. To arrive [...]

17 06, 2014

The Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is quoted as having said, "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity." This is a great quote that hints at a model and a goal that all inventors, product managers, developers, [...]

3 02, 2014

Progressive Goal Planning™ Part One: An Alternative Approach to Setting and Achieving Goals

Progressive Goal Planning offers a viable and effective alternative when other approaches fail. Progressive Goal Planning is the process of planning sequential goals.  Each goals builds upon previously attained goals and ultimately toward the achievement of a greater, overarching goal. However, your end goal may not be known at the beginning of the process. In Progressive [...]

28 06, 2012

Productivity, Effectiveness, Efficiency… What is the Difference?

Productivity, Effectiveness, Efficiency Ever wonder what it means to be productive, or how you measure it? Confused about the difference between productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency ? Wondering what you can do to feel like you’ve accomplished all three at the end of the day? We’ve got a breakdown for you of what they mean, [...]