Seek the input of others. Many groups of people could provide insights you couldn’t otherwise get by yourself. Ask for feedback from family, friends, colleagues, customers, and so on.
Domain-specific language can deteriorate into gibberish. To maximize the value of your communications use plain language whenever possible. Doing so will give your words more power.
This type of work is easy to default into as it often requires low effort and is done with high automaticity (requiring little brain power). It is better to be idle than pretending to be productive. Stop. Focus. Identify the high value activities.
Intelligence is the value-add of the information economy. What has made it so transformative is it’s ability to consume the previous economies. We now have intelligent manufacturing and intelligent agriculture.
Skip the details by making use of placeholders. Focus on the larger tasks to achieve a minimum viable product as soon as possible. Recognize that you’ll have plenty of time to agonize over details after you’ve established a basic value proposition.
Great work demands your full attention. Therefore the quality of your environment is important. Before you begin working on anything prepare your environment to have as few distractions as possible.
The minimum viable product (MVP) is the earliest form of your product or service that is able to provide value. It’s a common mistake to focus too early on details before shipping anything. Your ability to get something in the hands of real customers faster than anyone else is a competitive advantage.