Welcome Clintons, to solve the various problems around the world

   Welcome Clintons, to solve the various problems around the world

Comment and request: Please kindly do not forget Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese people.

NEW YORK, Dec 31 — They’re baaaack!!! Just when you thought the Clintons had gone the way of the Macarena and John Wayne Bobbitt — consigned to the dustbin of the 1990s — Hillary and Bill Clinton are about to blast into our lives again, with all the excitement that might mean for them, for us and for the world.

 

Like major movie stars, they may find second acts in high-quality supporting roles that might just display their talents better than when their names had top billing on the marquee.

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Mastering to get things done

Mastering to get things done

 

(Business 2.0 Magazine) — David Allen sits in his small office in a cottage behind his house in Ojai, Calif., talking business with a visitor. Suddenly he stops. “That reminds me,” he says. He scribbles the words “bird feed” on a piece of blank notebook paper and tosses it into his inbox.

It’s an ordinary moment in an ordinary day. But for Allen and his legion of followers, it holds the key to salvation. He has emptied his mind of a nagging task, placed it into a trusted system for processing, and casually returned to his conversation. That’s GTD, short for “Getting Things Done,” the prosaic title of his best-selling book.

 

 

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Building a Smarter To-Do List, Part I

Building a Smarter To-Do List, Part I of 43

Time, Attention, and Creative Work. After 4 years and a lot of productivity pr0n, we’re shifting gears. Re-learn how to use 43 Folders. Then back to work. [»]

Since new folks visit 43F each day, I thought it might be valuable to return to one of our most popular evergreen topics to review some “best practices” for keeping a good to-do list. While a lot of this might be old hat to some of you, it’s a good chance to review the habits and patterns behind one of the most powerful tools in the shed. Part 2 appears tomorrow (Updatenow available). (N.B.: links to previous posts related to these topics are provided inline)

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Make a To-Do List

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Make a To-Do List

  • Print out a copy of the Weekly Schedule that is part of this section of the site.
  • Construct an overview for your upcoming week by writing in some of your higher priority tasks. (Refer to your completed “identify things to do” (PDF) exercise.)
  • Remember your time estimates. Are you being realistic?
  • Make your to-do list using the following guidelines. Be specific and break tasks into manageable chunks. Set priorities using the A-B-C value rating system.
  • Your to-do list can be a daily plan or, like the one below, a running list of priorities for the week.

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (commonly abbreviated as GTD) is an action management method created by David Allen, and described in a book of the same name. Both “Getting Things Done” and “GTD” are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company.[1]

GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks.

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Action item

 

Action item

In Management, an action item is a documented event, task, activity, or action that needs to take place. Action items are discrete units that can be handled by a single person.

 

 

Planning actions

Action items are usually created during a discussion by a group of people who are meeting about one or more topics and during the discussion it is discovered that some kind of action is needed. The act required is then documented as an action item and usually assigned to someone, usually a member of the group. The person to whom the action is assigned is then obligated to perform the action and report back to the group on the results.

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Opportunity cost

 

Opportunity cost

Opportunity cost or economic opportunity loss is the value of the next best alternative foregone as the result of making a decision.[1] Opportunity cost analysis is an important part of a company’s decision-making processes but is not treated as an actual cost in any financial statement.[2] The next best thing that a person can engage in is referred to as the opportunity cost of doing the best thing and ignoring the next best thing to be done.

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