Tuesday, June 05, 2007

[muse] Urgent vs Important

Great advice from my college advisor, Olin Shivers:

  "Don't let the Urgent make you lose sight of the Important"

But what I've realized overtime is that, the trick is to take care fo them both. Now with Alan's fun analogy influence:

  "You can't just keep feeding the hungry villagers sardines, you gotta hunt down a whale once in a while to make them really satisfied. But, if you are always just hunting whales, then the villagers will starve to death while they wait for you."

The best way to master the princple: Play the game of Civ.