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)?

Cube56 – How to Solve Complex Problems

Some problems are simple, then you have big complex problems.

Many look to solve complex problems through finding that one magic bullet to make everything sunshine & rainbows.

Tim Harford presents in a ted talk about a way to solve the most complex problems.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Is there a person, organization, government, or business that you have put too much dependence on?
  2. If you don’t have the time or resources to do all the experiments, how else could you find solutions to complex problems?
  3. Where are some examples where you have seen the “god complex”?