#117 The top priority

Happy Sunday, everyone.

One thing I've been working on for myself and with the leaders of Calm's businesses is prioritization.

There is never a shortage of work to do. And establishing what things need top priority is a force multiplier, because timing is an important factor in determining your outcomes.

For example, if ROI on certain product innovation is clear, you may want to move it up in the list.

On the contrary, you may want to prioritize growth over innovation when you have customer acquisition momentum through a few hot channels.

The key, and what I'm learning more and more, is when to calibrate and recalibrate priorities to maximize results. The best leaders are skilled at prioritization. They deliberately evaluate all the possibilities against the current situation and make a decision.

Three Things to Ponder

  1. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” - Warren Buffett
  2. Failures are just information we can use to make better decisions in the future.
  3. Inspiration demands action.

Three Things to Enjoy

  1. Powerful storytelling in 12 seconds: Software “eating” your desktop
  2. Here’s a fun way to waste some time: Vintage Ad Browser
  3. Check out this dive into the top marketplaces from Andreesen Horwitz: a16zMarketplace100

Until next time, friends.


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