The Productivity Frontier: Can You Get More Done Without Making Sacrifices? | Scott H Young - Deepstash

The Pareto Efficiency idea refers to situations where you can (or can't) improve something without trade-offs.

For example, consider designing a car where you aim for sp...

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Mapping Efficiency Frontiers

Taking efficiency further, one can consider lots of designs. By putting them all on a graph, we can notice that the ones inside of the frontier are inefficient choices.

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When you put all the possible working schedules, habits and systems on a graph, the graph will show all your productive possibilities.

  • If we're below the frontier...

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The frontier is always a bit deceptive. Finding a new technique can suddenly let you get much more done in less time. The frontier can shift.

Guidelines to know if you are on the frontie...

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Those that are far from the frontier can focus on improving each element. You can improve by reorganizing your work to get more done.

But once you are on the product...

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