TOTD: Why I don’t use a shopping cart πŸ›’

Why leaving the shopping cart behind can be the way to go.

In this video, I discuss:

  • Why I disregard shopping carts
  • Efficiency during grocery shopping
  • Why inconvenience is the way to go

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Book notes: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker book summary.

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker

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Synopsis:

“What makes an effective executive?

For decades Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as “the dean of this country’s business and management philosophers” (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management – the executive.

The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to “get the right things done”. This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.” -Audible

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Book notes: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto book summary by Marlo Yonocruz

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Synopsis: We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologiesβ€š and neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.

In riveting stories, Gawande explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from homeland security to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.

Initial thoughts:

I put this book on my Audible wish-list primarily because I heard Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, recommend the book on a podcast with Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Workweek. I follow and look up to both of them, so it was one of those easy decisions to read.

While the title and main idea seems pretty straightforward, I figured if these two authors recommended it, I knew it would have more nuggets than its face value.

Key ideas:

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