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FRANK SLOOTMAN

“Priority” should ideally only be used as a singular word. The moment you have many priorities, you actually have none.

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Frank Slootman explains in his book how to lead for hypergrowth by raising the expectations, increasing urgency and elevating intensity.

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Evolution of "priority"

  • The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s.
  • It was singular, it meant the very first or prior thing and stayed singular for the next five hundred years.
  • Only in the 1900s we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities.

Origins of the word 'priority'

Origins of the word 'priority'

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular.

It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. 

Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities.”

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Thinking about your goals gets you started, but it’s also important to think about priorities. Try this experiment: go back to the goals you wrote and see if you can rank each goal as a:

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  • Middle priority
  • Lowest priority

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