Cube 61 – How to Get Things Done

 You have a dream. You might or might now know what it is, but there is something that you deep down want to do.

This cube deals with starting out on a path to achieve your dream, or getting things done (GTD). No matter if it is skysurfing, building a company, making a podcast or other art.

It takes the short Ted Talk by Matt Cutts (you can view below) and part of the book Linchpin by Seth Godin. Seth presents a plan, Matt does too, but you might see then after the same general steps, or you might not. That’s for you to decide.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Does Matt Cutts follow the steps that Seth Godin spelled out? Do you?
  2. How do you find a balance between starting & finishing (the two sides people have the most issue with)?

Cube45 – Power of a More Human Group

 

This cube features the book Linchpin by Seth Godin.

Linchpin is generally defined as:

  1. A pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position
  2. A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization

What does it take for a group of people to succeed at a task or causing change in the world? There is a choice of direction, two paths that have worked at causing major change. Now in this Cube Seth looks at an option that has been less popular in the last 100 years.

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Starting Questions:

  1. How is your group different from the competition?
  2. What happens when the wind shifts on your organization?