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285: Time has inflation and appreciation

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I spotted a man wearing a t-shirt today that said “Time is money” on it.

On its own, that’s a terrible trade:

  • Time, to money, to time again: To sell your time for money, only to sell your money for time again later in life, is a lousy deal when you’re…
  • Factoring in inflation: Depending on how long you leave it and how long your lifestyle and genetics afford you, the time you buy back again might not be the same as the time you sold in the first place.
  • Making it worth it: To make a winning trade, ensure your trade includes mission, contribution, and purpose.

This way, when you buy time back again, it’ll have appreciated faster than its rate of inflation: you’ll have made a difference.

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972: Meet Mort

Following this voice doesn’t necessarily help people solve their problems; he’d argue that selling untested information that may or may not help the recipient is just a reality of business.
Mort’s all about Mort, and how Mort can get ahead. Don’t be like Mort.

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970: Clever Marketing, Dumb Product

Bad products, on the other hand, need all manner of smooth moves to peddle toward unsuspecting victims. Either because the product is bad, or because the product designer spent no time learning what those it’s designed for actually need. Oh wait, that makes it a bad product, too!
Connection converts.

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969: Need to Learn Basis

That saves you from the wasted hours or evenings “researching” things that don’t impact the week. Or “preparing” for things you don’t yet need to prepare for.
It focuses you on moving the tasks at hand, making progress every day toward the goals we’ve set that matter.
Isn’t that what the learning was for in the first place?

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968: Draw It For Me

Your product development. What does it look like? When our team worked on defining narrative structures to help brands connect with their audiences, the work wasn’t done until it could be drawn, simply and plainly.
Your vision for the future of your work. What does it look like?

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967: The Gift of Pursuit

Sales and marketing should include the gift of pursuit. Not harassment and stalker-tracking and wearing people down…but don’t throw the baby out with the bath water here: the gift of pursuit is a noble pursuit and a wonderful gift.

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