Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? Of course you have, the idea that 80% of the benefit comes from 20% of the work. But you get it back to front.
When thinking of what will happen with your new project or initiative you may find that you end up producing an excessively positive assessment of the outcome. We're human beings, and so we're often pre-disposed to wanting the best out of any situation...
Over the years, I've found a number of mental models and rules of thumb to be really useful in focusing my thinking. In this series I'll share the ones that I've found most valuable:
I was reminded the other day about the excellent Project Lombok. If you're not familiar with this tool, it helps reduce boilerplate AND testing. You annotate your Java source code with some special annotations, and it generates code based for you....
Some notes from a recent holiday in Madrid.
We stayed at Room Mate Oscar. It was central, had a great roof bar (Ibiza style), but found it quite noisy at night (due to the roof bar).
We went to all the main places, the highlights were: