Best 35 Quotes & Tweets on Efficiency

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1

Imagine how effective you would be if you weren’t anxious all the time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Companies should onboard employees with an internal podcast. It would focus on: - Company history - How decisions are made - Industry 101 - How the company makes money - Long-term goals and company vision Fast, efficient, and fun for everybody.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

3

No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Investing favors the dispassionate. Markets efficiently separate emotional investors from their money.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Outcome over ego. Effective over efficient. Doing over watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

The most effective people have filtering mechanisms that allow them to quickly sift through the noise and zero in on what matters.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Efficiency is speed. Effectiveness is direction. You need both to avoid going in circles.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

Effectiveness and efficiency are different. Aim for effectiveness on important things and efficiency on everything else.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Personal beliefs: 1. The world is extremely inefficient. There is low-hanging fruit everywhere. 2. People don’t learn from history. Study the greats. Find simple lessons. Copy the best stuff. 3. When in doubt, don’t blame individual people. Blame the incentives of the system.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

If you desire to be effective and efficient, start with saying no. Nothing is more effective than saying no to things that don't matter. Nothing is more efficient than doing this quickly.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

I used to think the world was efficient. Now that it’s older, I see that it’s wildly inefficient. We can’t coordinate big projects, smart people are bored at work, and people are not nearly as healthy as they could be. We’re 5-10% as productive as we could be. Maybe less.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

You don't want a job where someone new can do it as effectively as you with 6 months of training.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

The easiest way to increase your reflectiveness is to write out your thoughts. Open a text document ... type away until it makes sense. The document isn’t important ... Delete it if you want.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Elimination rules save time. When one gets triggered, stop and walk away. Most people make a decision by processing information from A-Z and trading things off. Eg. While I don't trust the person, there are other things that make up for it. This is inefficient and ineffective.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Understanding what your audience wants is more effective than trying to change what your audience wants

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

Stop predicting and start positioning. Positioning looks short-term inefficient and yet is incredibly effective long-term.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Lots of people get stuck trying to figure out how to be efficient before they figure out how to be useful. You can’t optimize zero.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

18

If you can say the same thing in fewer words, do that. Run your ideas through a lossless data compression algorithm for maximum efficiency and impact.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

Consistency works, but it's extremely unpleasant. You're constantly fighting yourself. If you want it to last, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take long breaks in between. It might not be as effective, but who cares?! It's more enjoyable.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

20

It’s not that social media marketing is ineffective It’s that’s bad marketing is ineffective, regardless of the medium

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

Efficiency works until it blows up.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

It’s not that social media marketing is ineffective. It’s that much social media marketing is done ineffectively.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

It’s not that long videos don’t work on social media It’s that long ads don’t work on social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

24

To be liked, help people feel better. To be effective, help people get better.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

25

Build an efficient business so you can live an inefficient life.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

Sustainable productivity is about working when you’re most effective, and conserving energy when you’re not.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

27

The Artisan Manifesto 1. Do the best work you can, for its own sake. 2. Be creative. Don’t follow others. 3. Make your work a business. 4. Don’t cut corners for efficiency. 5. Say no to things you’d rather not do. 6. Never sell something you know is defective.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

28

Being unselfish is an adaptive trait. That is, the more you help others, the more likely they are to look out for your well-being. That means the most effective way to be selfish is to be unselfish.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

29

How to become an artisan: - Do the best work you can, for its own sake. - Be creative. Don’t follow others. - Make your work a business. - Don’t cut corners for efficiency. - Never sell something you know is defective. - Say no to things you’d rather not do.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

30

Short sentances are key to communicating ideas effectively. This doesn’t come naturally for most people. Takes deliberate practice.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

31

What you do is much more important than how you do it. Doing something really well is useless when applied to the wrong thing. First priority is discovering what works (what you do). Efficiency (how you do it) comes later. The order matters.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

32

Rule #1 for remote work: Company systems should have as few moving parts as possible. Sending messages back-and-forth is the enemy of speed, efficiency, and quality of life.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

Motivation, mental capacity, and creative energy all wax and wane. Productivity isn’t about keyboard shortcuts and dual monitors. It’s about working when you’re most effective, and not working when you’re not.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

34

Focusing on efficiency before efficacy = building a perfect machine that one one wants. Focusing on efficacy before efficiency = building an imperfect machine that people want (and you can keep tweaking).

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

35

Sitting on cash is inefficient... until an unpredictable event wipes out all the competition.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo