Life Hacks That Work

Tackling life's challanges
What we do, day to day makes the difference. These are some of the lifehacks I use after six decades of life. A lifehack is a habit or activity that provides significant benefits for a reasonable price.
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Look Within

The shortage of developers is much the same. The answer to most companies’ developer shortages is likely to look within, and make those developers more productive.
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A Few Will Do

I just wanted to develop a rocket with a small team, and not 15,000 people like had been done in the past. I wanted to show you could do this with 200.
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Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible

We measured all types of individual work environments, and what we’ve found is that if you solve for design, noise, and access to people and resources, they perform equally, and one is essentially not better than the other.
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Falling Prey to a Simple Message

Most organizations have fallen prey to a simple message — implement Agile as a series of ceremonies and everything gets better. Unfortunately, this is often not the case when the human-side of the equation is lost. By getting back to the basics of motivation and adaptive performance, you...
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Not A HIT

The healthcare industry may be experiencing an ongoing productivity paradox, mirroring earlier patterns in manufacturing and other industrial sectors.
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Stay In The Game

While he won’t rule out further acquisitions, he says PSA doesn’t need to grow dramatically to be successful. “More than volumes, profitability is the most important element,” he says. “I prefer agility and efficiency to being the biggest car group.” Bloomberg Businessweek, September 3, 2018,...
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Deep Dive

In contrast to the flybys typical of GM executives, his first official visit to Rüsselsheim a year ago became a six-hour inspection tour as he took a deep dive into Opel’s operations, initiating part-by-part comparisons with Peugeot and Citroën. The review uncovered hard-to-justify excesses such...
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