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The Avalanche of Doing Things.

Doing one thing in public seems to lead to doing even more things in our lives. It's the old one thing leads to another cliché. I started writing a few months back as part of the Ship 30 essays in 30 days challenge, leading me to write a newsletter each

The Avalanche of Doing Things.
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Easy to Grow, Hard to Master

When it comes to mastery, it is crucial to understand which problems are compounding problems and which are the opposite of that, last-mile problems. Last-mile problems are hard to master at the last stage. They follow a sort of reverse Pareto distribution. With last-mile problems, we spend 20% of our

Easy to Grow, Hard to Master
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Last mile problems: The last mile is the hardest

Pareto distributions abound when discussing the last mile. Last mile problems are those where 20% of our work will yield 80% of the results. Then we need to spend 80% of our time on that last 20%, the last mile problem. We can only pick a few last mile problems

Last mile problems: The last mile is the hardest