Gary Gensler (who is underperforming, by the way) said this recently in his written testimony:
And that struck me, I thought it elegant. I googled that and it doesn’t come up as a widely used aphorism, but that doesn’t matter to me because I can just agree with the saying. You see, I’ve adopted a different saying, in technology:
“Every change is a risk, and every risk is a cost.” – me
Well, now you have the opposite side of the coin: the longer a change is not made, the more risk you incur, because waiting on making the change is also risk, if time=risk. So that mentally completes the picture for me: you balance two risks, that of a delay, and that of implementing. Minimizing total risk (of the implementation) should drive the decision to do or not so something, and when and also how.
That’s all I really wanted to share on this specific aphorism.
The development of OKRs is generally attributed to Andy Grove, the “Father of OKRs”, who introduced the approach to Intel during his tenure there and documented this in his 1983 book High Output Management. Grove’s simple but effective concept is explained by John Doerr: “The key result has to be measurable. But at the end you can look, and without any arguments: Did I do that or did I not do it? Yes? No? Simple. No judgments in it”.
(Took me a while to re-find this word.)
I disagree with the below, but here is an example of what you can professionally describe as “culture” of a workplace:
Additionally, “culture” is a blanket term for behavior. When the candidate or employee is discussed, rather than the team of company itself, “culture” refers to communication, non-confrontation and ability to work with others.
- Monday: must go to gym; plan for the week
- Tuesday: most productive day at work. should go to gym. should socialize sober
- Wednesday: most productive day at work. should go to gym. should socialize sober
- Thursday: work from home. should socialize! should go to gym
- Friday: work from office. go out at night. no gym.
- Saturday: go out if you can. have a productive day. shopping. errands.
- Sunday: no drinking! prepare for the week ahead.
You have to do the best you can. You have to be on top of your game, at all times (and especially at crunch time or competition time). And remember the split-second rule: you only have a splitsecond to make a decision, and every mistake can make or break a task.