Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 50, 2021

Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 50, 2021
Weekly Pulse is a content curation and highlights from readings, books, videos, podcasts, insights, ramblings and other interesting things I discovered and digested during the last week.

So, let's go with some discoveries from last week!

#1 - Morning Routines and Strategies
#2 - Unleashing the power of small, independent teams
#3 - Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything
#4 - 56 Foundational Skills Needed To Thrive In The Future Economy
#5 - The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done
#6 - Project Management Salary Survey 2021

The Tim Ferris Show: Morning Routines and Strategies

Source: The Tim Ferris Show Podcast
Author: Tim Ferriss
Year: 2017

Summary: After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success, happiness, health, and wealth that Tim Ferris summarized in this amazing episode.

Unleashing the Power of Small, Independent Teams

Source: McKinsey
Author: Oliver Bossert, Alena Kretzberg, and Jürgen Laartz
Year: 2018

Summary: Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms. The challenge for senior executives in an agile organization is clear but difficult: empower small teams with great independence and resources while retaining accountability.

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Steve Blank
Year: 2013

Summary: In the past few years, a new methodology for launching companies, called “the lean start-up,” has begun to replace the old regimen. Traditionally, a venture’s founders would write a business plan, complete with a five-year forecast, use it to raise money, and then go into “stealth mode” to develop their offerings, all without getting much feedback from the people they intended to sell to.

56 Skills Needed To Thrive In The Future Economy

Source: McKinsey
Author: Marco Dondi, Julia Klier, Frédéric Panier, and Jörg Schubert
Year: 2021

Summary: To future-proof citizens’ ability to work, they will require new skills—but which ones? A survey of 18,000 people in 15 countries suggests those that governments may wish to prioritize. The findings help define the particular skills citizens are likely to require in the future world of work and propose how proficiency in them can influence work-related outcomes, namely employment, income, and job satisfaction. 

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The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done

Source: The New Yorker
Author: Cal Newport
Year: 2020

Summary: The shortcomings of personal-productivity systems like GTD become clear and really help more people organize what they need to do next. But they don’t directly address the fundamental concern: the insidiously haphazard way that work unfolds at the organizational level. They only help individuals cope with its effects. 

Project Management Salary Survey 2021

Source: William Meller - New Article 

Summary: PMI's biennial report, Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, is an industry-leading source of data for both project practitioners and organizations who want to stay current with the salary landscape for today's project professional, which reveals the power of continuous education and skill-building in the project management field as it can increase professionals’ earning potential. 

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