“A scarcity of communication is a scarcity of efficiency.”
— Sam Corcos
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#694: Sam Corcos, Co-Founding father of Ranges — The Final Information to Digital Assistants, 10x Delegation, and Profitable Freedom by Letting Go (Plus: Creating Leverage with Instruments, Programs, and Processes)
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Wish to hear an episode with one other founder who finds novel methods to handle time? Take heed to my dialog with Asana’s Dustin Moskovitz, through which we mentioned making faster selections, avoiding the paradox of alternative, troublesome however fascinating delegation, No Assembly Wednesdays, efficient altruism, the way forward for AI, and far more.
#686: Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founding father of Asana and Fb — Vitality Administration, Teaching for Endurance, No Assembly Wednesdays, Understanding the Actual Dangers of AI, Embracing Frictionless Work with AI, The Worth of Holding Tales Loosely, and Extra
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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
- Publicly Shared Firm-Constructing and Technique Docs | Ranges Well being
- Levels: A Cultural Anomaly | The Generalist
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss | Amazon
- Executive Assistants and Why They Are a Force Multiplier for Our Team | Levels: Inside the Company #26
- A Tactical Guide to Working with EAs: How to Make Delegation Your Superpower | First Round Review
- An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building | First Round Review
- Imposter Syndrome: Why You May Feel Like a Fraud | Verywell Mind
- No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer | Amazon
- The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp | Amazon
- Nonviolent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values by Marshall B. Rosenberg | Amazon
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande | Amazon
- Treat People Like Adults | A Whole New Level #67
- A Lack of Communication Is a Lack of Performance | A Whole New Level #188
- Ray Dalio’s Employees Called Out His Terrible Leadership. His Response Vastly Improved Their Corporate Culture | Inc.
- One Platform to Connect | Zoom
- Async Video Messaging for Work | Loom
- A “Good at Computers” Loom Session with Jackie | Levels Health
- The Birth of Radio Drama | The Atlantic
- Pair Programming | Wikipedia
- Friday Forums | Levels Health
- Your Connected Workspace for Wiki, Docs, and Projects | Notion
- Google Docs | Google Workspace
- The Real Reason the Sound of Your Own Voice Makes You Cringe | The Guardian
- “I’m Not Listening to Your 3-Minute Voice Note.” | Seth at Instagram
- Introducing ChatGPT | OpenAI
- How to Create a Great Organizational Culture at Your Company | Loom
- The World’s Work Marketplace | Upwork
- Headhunter Agency for Overseas Talent | Shepherd
- Twilight Imperium 4th Edition | Amazon
- Find Local Pros | Thumbtack
- How Slack Ruined Work | Wired UK
- Fully Automated Time-Tracking Software | RescueTime
- The Low Information Diet | Mr. Money Mustache
- Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday | Amazon
- Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy | The New York Times
- Addictive Potential of Social Media, Explained | Scope
- A Deep Dive Into Levels’ Month-Long Onboarding Program | Medium
- The Levels Cultural Handbook | A Whole New Level #39
- GitLab’s Guide to All-Remote | GitLab
- 1982 Tron Light Cycle Race | YouTube
- How to Blur Sensitive Information | Loom
- Ditch Your To-Do List and Use Your Calendar Instead | MGMT Ideas
- Waking Up with Sam Harris App
- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund | Amazon
- The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker | Amazon
- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries | Amazon
- The Japanese Call This Practice Tsundoku, and It May Provide Lasting Benefits | Big Think
- How to Host Salon Dinners | Levels Health
- Democracy and the Epistemic Commons | The Consilience Project
- NFTs in Wine: Barrels, Bottles, and Blockchains | The World of Fine Wine
- How AI Could Finally Give Crypto Its Use Case | Fast Company
- Jackie Treehorn’s Doodle Pad | The Big Lebowski
- Free Online Appointment Scheduling Software | Calendly
- Public Opinion on Scheduling Etiquette Is Shifting | Calendly
- Inbox Zero and Time Management for Productivity | A Whole New Level #8
- Shortcut All the Things | Why We Emphasize Keyboard Shortcuts | Levels Health
- Less Typing, Fewer Mistakes: How Gmail Snippets Can Save You Time and Effort | ZDNET
- Why the Most Successful People Schedule Their Free Time | Inc.
- What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz | Amazon
- The Matrix | Prime Video
- Six Steps for Successful Postmortem Meetings | Asana
- Founder Dynamics | A Whole New Level #14
- Dustin Moskovitz’s Template: Time Budget | Google Sheets
- Context Switching is Killing Your Productivity | Asana
- Memos over Meetings | A Whole New Level #65
- Creating a Digital Media Strategy | A Whole New Level #70
- Making Neural Nets Uncool Again | Fast.ai
- How Levels got a 37,000-Person Waitlist | Mixergy
- Plenty of Brainy People Believe in God. Let’s Hear from Them | The Guardian
- The Holy Trinity: Doctrine of One God in Three Persons | Christianity.com
- How to be Ultra Spiritual with JP Sears | Awaken with JP
- The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James | Amazon
- Postmodernism | Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Moral Relativism | Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- A Brief Introduction to Marxism | The Curious Classroom
- Burning Man
- Network Theory | Wikipedia
- Dunbar’s Number: Why We Can Only Maintain 150 Relationships | BBC Future
- Eigenvector Centrality | Wikipedia
- The Strength of Weak Ties by Mark Granovetter | American Journal of Sociology
- The Real Strength of Weak Ties | Stanford News
- The Juice Cart | A Whole New Level #4
- Creating New Categories: Metabolic Health with Sam Corcos & Andrew Conner, Co-Founders of Levels | The Deep End
- Sam’s Minimum Viable Stuff (December 2021) | Google Slides
- Pocket US Constitution and Declaration of Independence | Amazon
- [05:08] Delegation implementation and customary errors.
- [11:07] Really useful studying for delegators, delegatees, and all people.
- [13:26] Constructing an organization tradition that treats folks like adults.
- [15:01] Instruments for efficiency and communication accountability.
- [20:39] Why Sam considers Loom the “most necessary” device within the equipment.
- [24:18] Friday Discussion board.
- [27:17] Acclimating the recording-averse to Loom.
- [30:40] Organizing Loom recordings for later search and use.
- [36:35] Widespread challenges of sourcing and correctly using EAs/chiefs of workers.
- [43:19] Novelty-seeking and board video games.
- [44:35] Vetting, pairing, and onboarding EAs and chiefs of workers.
- [48:38] Information and social media sobriety.
- [55:20] Why does new worker onboarding take a month at Ranges?
- [1:00:59] What most delegators want they’d referred to as newbs.
- [1:04:57] Loom safety and privateness issues.
- [1:08:10] From to-do listing to calendar.
- [1:13:17] How Sam skips the to-do listing fully.
- [1:16:49] Common schedule and repeating gadgets.
- [1:18:22] Scheduling stress discount.
- [1:21:59] Choosing books and internet hosting themed salon dinners.
- [1:37:03] Calendly and associated social hurdles.
- [1:38:42] Utilizing e mail proactively.
- [1:41:23] The underrated energy of hotkeys and shortcuts.
- [1:44:42] Scheduling spontaneity.
- [1:48:23] Calendar course correction.
- [1:49:59] How Sam makes use of a number of EAs.
- [1:51:58] Enchancment progress for intermediate delegators.
- [1:58:56] The Working with Sam person handbook.
- [2:04:20] Memo tradition over assembly tradition.
- [2:11:55] Combating organizational entropy.
- [2:14:12] Raised secularly, what does Sam get out of theology?
- [2:22:54] The perils of postmodernism.
- [2:26:35] Community principle and relationship administration.
- [2:39:33] The investor-swaying juice cart second.
- [2:41:22] Metabolic well being and the Ranges mission.
- [2:45:29] Who’s Ranges hiring proper now?
- [2:46:37] Bodily over philosophical minimalism.
- [2:51:37] Why Sam has a travel-sized copy of the US Structure.
- [2:55:21] Parting ideas.
MORE SAM CORCOS QUOTES FROM THE INTERVIEW
“A scarcity of communication is a scarcity of efficiency.”
— Sam Corcos
“One in all my new guidelines over the past couple of years is, I’ll solely buy a e book if it’s the subsequent e book that I’m going to learn. I simply discovered that stacks of books that I’ve dedicated to studying, that I’ve not learn, felt like a betrayal of my very own dedication to myself.”
— Sam Corcos
“You spend a handful of minutes, quarter-hour, possibly 10 minutes, one time, studying what hotkeys to make use of. And most of the people will see a ten to 40 % enhance in productiveness instantly for the remainder of their lives. And but most individuals don’t take the time to be taught them. It’s a free productiveness increase.”
— Sam Corcos
“In the event you can’t write out your concepts, you don’t have coherent ideas.”
— Sam Corcos
“Each new floor that you just add is an obligation to take care of — possibly ceaselessly.”
— Sam Corcos
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