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2022-11-14

The essentialist engineer

THE WISDOM OF LIFE CONSISTS IN THE ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS - Lin Yutang

The essentiliast engineer

  • Thinks: "I choose to.", "Only a few things really matter.", "What are the trade-offs?".
  • Does: Pauses to discern what really matters. Says "no" to everything but the essential. Removes obstracles to make execution easy.
  • Gets: Great work. Feels in control. Gets the right thing done. Experiences joy in the journey.

How an essentialist approaches a problem?

  1. Explores: Discerning the trivial many from the vital few.

  2. Eliminates: Cutting out the trivial many.

  3. Executes: Removing obstacles and making execution effortless.