Think Different And Work On Stuff That Matters

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It pays to think a little differently at times…

I recently read a couple of very motivating posts by Tim O’Reilly on Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles and Stuff that Matters: Non-profit to For-profit (with videos here and here).

From the former, the key recommendations are:

  • Work on something that matters to you more than money
  • Create more value than you capture.
  • Take the long view

Whilst these types of thoughts have been promoted by many people in the past it’s good to seriously reflect on them in the present situation, where ‘playing safe’ may be the first and perhaps only option being considered (it may also, paradoxically, be the riskiest!).

It really does pay to think a little differently at times…

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