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The Zigzag Principle by Rich Christiansen

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STAYING OUT OF THE WEEDS

Weeds are diversions, inefficiencies, and even short-term successes that distract you from the course you have set for yourself. Weeds can be either negative or positive forces. They may take the form of being stuck with a large team that you just can’t find a way to keep motivated. They might involve becoming so mesmerized with the profitability you’ve achieved that you forget to move on to your next step. Your personal weeds might have to do with a tendency to continually react to everyone else’s demands instead of moving toward your goal.

Just as important as establishing the values that will serve as your road map is your need to set up the guardrails that will keep you out of the weeds. The guardrails you’ll need ...

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