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#60 How Curious! Stealing, Premortems & Prioritising


How Curious!

June 1 · Issue #60 · View online

A short monthly newsletter packed with awesome new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Happy June, and welcome to the 60th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
Last month was a whirlwind of European travel, mostly by rail. A spell in Germany was followed by a family wedding in Ireland before voyaging from Dublin to the Netherlands via rail & sail ⛴️🚄
I’ve now moved to Berlin for the summer. I’m looking forward to being in one location for a few months! 🇩🇪
Workwise, I have a few exciting LegalTech consulting gigs in-flight. With my reduced travel schedule, I’m happy to commit another day per week to new interesting projects. Feel free to contact me to discuss your priority needs.

Dutch canals 🇳🇱
Dutch canals 🇳🇱
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again. - André Gid
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. - John Stuart Mill
In the long-run, prioritization beats efficiency. - James Clear
Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative - Austin Kleon
View my digital bookshelf here and current reading list here.
Risk, Bias and Decision Making: Pre-mortems (18mins)
Best of the web
Excalidraw | Hand-drawn look & feel
How to professionally say
The 8 fundamental habits of the calmest people
What are you optimising for?
The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.
After countless hours of consuming content related to productivity, strategy, and focus, I’ve formed a simple prioritisation approach. I use it every day. It’s remarkably effective, and I’ve recently learned that others like it too!
My top 3 priorities in life are:
  1. Health (H)
  2. Relationships ®
  3. Career ©
Every morning I write down three things that would make the day great. I then link each one to my priority list by marking it as H, R or C.
This simple approach ensures my activities align with my priorities and highlights if I’m neglecting any area.
I’m forced to reflect and question any activity which doesn’t align with my three priorities.
Regularly take a minute to check in with yourself, to ask yourself, “What’s really important?” you may find that some of the choices you are making are in conflict with your own stated goals.
Best of Twitter
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- Peter Duffy
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