Monthly Archives: June 2015

D.R.A.F.T.

Reading Time: 1 minuteIf one plans to implement the guideline Only Handle It Once , then the D.R.A.F.T. technique is a very useful method for deciding the next step for paper or digital documents. Delegate: Route the information to appropriate individual. This may include the assignment of a related task and the need for a later follow-up. Read: Immediately […]

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Proximate/Ultimate Causes

Reading Time: 1 minute  Cause and effect rarely exist within a simple one-to-one relationship. In fact, most events in history or business are influenced by many factor. One useful distinction for thinking about causation for any phenomenon is proximate vs. ultimate. A proximate cause would be an event which is more immediately responsible for causing an observable outcome. Sometimes this […]

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Go O.H.I.O.

Reading Time: 1 minuteOHIO!?! No, you do not you need to travel to the state this year (unless you would like to do so). I am referring to the old acronym for Only Handle It Once. This is still very sound advice for most of items that one encounters during the day. Additionally, O.H.I.O. does not just apply […]

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What, How, Why?

Reading Time: 2 minutes“There is one quality more important than “know-how” and we cannot accuse the United States of any undue amount of it.  This is “know-what” by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what our purposes are to be.” – Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954 I agree with Norbert […]

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