Guard Your Big Rocks

Software developers know this to be true, uninterrupted time is gold. Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp among other things, wrote this article, “What’s an hour?”. Read it to understand this post’s title.

Do you have 60 minutes? Or do you have 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 25 minutes, 5 minutes, and 5 minutes?

I recently spoke to 600+ people at the Lean Startup conference. I asked “Who here can remember having 4 continuous hours to themselves at work any time in the last 5 years?” Maybe 20 or 30 people raised their hand. Out of 600+. That’s tragic.

He did this related TED talk several years ago…

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