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7 Principles for Getting Stuff Done


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The slides for my talk "7 Principles For Getting Stuff Done - For Startups and Everybody Else", held at GeekGirlMeetup Berlin 2013 #ggmBerlin13.

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7 Principles for Getting Stuff Done

  1. 1. GETTING STUFF DONE 7 Principles For Startups and Everybody Else Jennifer Beecher
  2. 2. GETTING WHAT DONE? • Running a company • Building products • Personal life
  4. 4. KNOWTHE OBJECTIVE. •What’s the problem you’re solving? •What outcome do you want?
  5. 5. explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever GIVE CONTEXT
  6. 6. GIVE CONTEXT Context gives purpose. Purpose helps everyone get stuff done.
  8. 8. CLARITY IS ESSENTIAL • Be explicit - document assumptions and state the obvious. • Say what you don’t want. Plain language is awesome!!1!!!1!
  10. 10. TREASURETIME • Prepare, structure and moderate meetings • Start on time • Leave/decline gracefully.
  11. 11. SAY NO
  12. 12. SAY NO • Do you want to do this? (Not “should”...) • Does it benefit you? Can you contribute? • Is now the time? People will still love you.
  13. 13. ASK FOR HELP
  14. 14. ASK FOR HELP That's not a sign of weakness. It means you know your own strengths and are getting stuff done. Respect the experts’ opinions - they know what they’re doing.
  15. 15. BE BRAVE
  16. 16. BE BRAVE Go take a risk when the person holding you back is you.
  17. 17. 7 PRINCIPLES 1.Know the objective 2.Give context 3.Clarity matters 4.Treasure time 5.Say no 6.Ask for help 7.Be brave
  18. 18. THANKYOU! More on @jennifr