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We invented an icebreaker! 🥶 #23

Hey everyone, Yes, that's right. We really invented an icebreaker - ideal for remote teams to get war
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We invented an icebreaker! 🥶 #23
By Ross Chapman • Issue #23 • View online
Hey everyone,
Yes, that’s right. We really invented an icebreaker - ideal for remote teams to get warmed up. Check it out on Mural here.
It’s been a crazy few weeks here at Etch Sprints. We’ve been user testing in Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff. Product design with a startup in London. We ran a Design Sprint in Cambridge. And we launched our upcoming Remote Design Sprint Online Bootcamps.
2019 is really gathering speed, but what happens when it gets too much? What if you do too much? In Scott H Young’s “6 Rules to Work Less and Get More Accomplished”, he says that:
Working less and accomplishing more isn’t easy. It requires thinking creatively to find more effective ways of doing things. But first you have to be open to the possibility that your methods aren’t as efficient as they could be.
Here are his 6 rules:
  1. minimize time spent in the unproductive 80%
  2. give yourself strict deadlines and cultivate a desire to finish projects
  3. working intensely for a short period of time can accomplish more than working for days, tired and distracted
  4. skill saves time
  5. the only way to combat false assumptions is to test them and follow them up with numbers
  6. when the extra input you invest exceeds the output gained, stop working on it
Read the full lifehack post here. As I’m scaling up, it’s going to start getting uncomfortable fast. Managing projects, delegating and still trying to keep momentum on what’s next. Following these rules might help!
Thank you for reading,
-Ross
p.s. I’d really like to know what you think of our upcoming training. ⚡️

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Upcoming events 🗓
Remote Design Sprint Meetup!
One last thing...
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