TEN MINUTE RULE to avoid DISTRACTION

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Ten-minute rule.” If I find myself wanting to check my phone as a pacification device when I can’t think of anything better to do, I tell myself it’s fine to give in, but not right now. I have to wait just ten minutes.”

Hooked – Nir Eyal

Following this principle can help us getting distracted for small reasons.

Are you ADDICTED to your SMARTPHONE? The METRIC

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The Metric for Phone Addiction

The following metric provided by Nir Eyal in his best selling book named Hooked illuminates us on this metric. Whether you too are addicted to your phone will become clear through this metric.

“79 percent of smartphone owners check their device within 15 minutes of waking up every morning.”

Nir Eyal – Hooked

Thus being aware of your phone addiction can take you a step closer to exercising self restraint for the a healthy lifestyle.

Walmart’s Ledger Book is a masterclass for Continuous Improvement.

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Walmart’s Ledger Book and the lesson it teaches us

Jim Collins’s in his best seller Built to Last makes a mention of Walmart’s Ledger Book and how it continues to be a masterclass for Continuous Improvement.

This teaches us to improve ourselves by the day without being bogged down by competition.

Built to Last – Jim Collins

Do you know your TRUE COMPETITOR?

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In the Infinite Game this is your competitor

Simon Sinek’s great insight illuminates us on our true competitor in the infinite game of life or business.

Simon Sinek

Thus stop competing with others and focus on bettering yourself.

The HUBRIS FACTOR of VISIONARY COMPANIES.

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How Un-reasonability & progress go hand in hand?

Visionary companies have utmost SELF CONFIDENCE and un-reasonability bordering around HUBRIS. It is this factor that makes them a class apart. Had this not been the case IBM, Boeing, Disney would never have been able to take risky bets that eventually paid off.

Built to Last – Jim Collins

Very nice insight that Jim Collins has shared from his book Built to Last.

Extending EVOLUTION of a TREE to VISIONARY COMPANIES.

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How is Evolution in Visionary Company similar to a Tree?

Jim Collins mentions about this fascinating insight in his best selling book Built to Last.

Thus continuous experimentation & learning out of lessons learnt is the only way to progress. Visionary Companies time and time again bear ample testimony to the same.

Built to Last

Thus if you are building a visionary company be prepared to experiment, branch out and prune as needed.

How did the EVOLUTIONARY TREE at 3M nurture INNOVATION?

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How 3M nurtured Innovation?

3M’s Evolutionary tree illustrated in the snapshot below, helped encourage innovation by encouraging people to come up with new ideas. All the success related to Post-it notes and similar such products can be attributed to the Evolutionary Tree philosophy followed at 3M.

Jim Collins mentions the same in his best selling book Built to Last

Evolutionary Tree at 3M – Jim Collins’s Built to Last

Giving people the freedom to fail is an essential aspect of ensuring innovation at the workplace. 3M truly is an innovation led company and has shown the way for its peers.

What makes the LEADERSHIP CONTINUITY LOOP so critical?

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Leadership Continuity loop in Visionary Companies

The ability to groom leaders from within the company and make them world leaders is what makes Visionary Companies stand apart.

Very few of these companies hire leaders from outside since this can lead to erosion of the existing company culture.

Jim Collins mentions about the same in his best seller Built to Last.

A true masterclass for all new age entrepreneurs for selecting their key leaders.

Built to Last – Jim Collins