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From Marketing.ai: A typical marketing manager will have a team of content creators working under them on a variety of different content items. They may be working on several different campaigns simultaneously with output going to websites, social media and content sharing platforms for video, slides or ebooks. Managing all of these people and tasks can become overwhelming as multiple deadlines start to loom, while strategy for the upcoming months must also be planned.
From FastCompany: Frank Partnoy describes himself as an inveterate procrastinator — and the banker/lawyer/author is not convinced that’s a bad thing. His book Wait: The Art and Science of Delay is an investigation into his own habits of prolonged decision-making and the shortsightedness that pervaded crisis-era finance. Fast Company talked with Partnoy about when to make decisions, how to manage time, and why better-paid people are less happy.
From David Seah: a versatile planning calendar that is easy to customize and print with Microsoft Excel. It comes in three different week styles, and is localized for different countries by volunteers around the world.
From FastCompany: Given the scale of the problems we face, it’s time that we began thinking in centuries-long cycles instead of four-year political terms.
From Steve Pavlina: It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart a business very quickly without having to plan out every detail in advance. That said, there can be tremendous value in planning. Thinking through a business in advance is hard work and requires deep concentration (if you want to do it well), but the payoff is a significant increase in clarity and a better shot at creating or expanding a successful enterprise.
From Andrew Sobel: Goal setting is certainly important, especially for an organization or business with many employees. Personal mastery—especially if you’re a solo practitioner or entrepreneur—is, I believe, at least as or more fundamental to success.