Best 34 Quotes & Tweets on Meetings

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1

Walking meetings: - Brain works better - Exercise & sunlight - Shorter, less pleasantries - More dialogue, less monologue - No slides - End easily by walking back

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The productivity boost from working remotely does not come from replacing all those in-office meetings with a bunch of video calls. It comes from turning all those meetings into write-ups instead. Status updates, pitches, ideas. Write. Them. Down.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

3

Your calendar is a better measure of success than your bank account.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

My only prediction for humanity is massive de-urbanization. Cities will be for learning and meeting, not for living.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

A company with constant meetings is a company where nobody gets anything done

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

6

Meetings are easier to understand once you realize that most people spend time signaling not adding value. You can instantly shorten them and increase quality by asking people to tell you what they know about the problem that no one else in the room knows.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Chaos Monkey your organization. Get rid of all meetings, deadlines, and goals. Let everyone work on whatever they want. See what happens.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Winning the small battles often means you lose the war. For example, people who nit pick irrelevant details don’t realize they aren’t invited to the next meeting. The desire to signal smarts cost them more than they know.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

End meetings with five minutes of silent writing time. Answer the following questions: ∙ What are my top takeaways? ∙ What are the next steps? ∙ What questions do I still have? Resist the urge to jump to the next activity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

One beautiful thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that so many meetings end with "How can I help?"

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

It's a great time to implement: - No meetings - No deadlines - No goals - No "core" working hours - No expectations on response times

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

The further out I schedule something, the greater the likelihood that I’ll regret it.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

13

If you're doing a lot of team meetings, consider defaulting to audio over video. Video is great for meeting new people, but it creates a lot of unneeded pressure to look better than we feel or hide parts of our home lives.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

Dear Brands, Create rituals. Send a daily email, publish a weekly podcast, or host an annual meetup. Rituals are the secret behind many great brands. By being consistent and predictable, they create customer loyalty.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

Product meetings are best conducted outside while walking

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

16

I think the efficiencies gained from people *just saying what they actually want* in a sentence or two via email vs wanting to "hop on a call" that gets scheduled weeks out could drive a step change in global GDP.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

17

I wonder how much time we lose because 30-minute meetings are the default. The vast majority of meetings should be 5 minutes long, and the rest shouldn’t have a time limit.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

Unpopular opinion: Video conferencing is more productive than meeting in-person. Easier to stay on topic. Harder to get distracted.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

While in person meetings are the best way to get to know someone, video calls are so much more efficient. Less small talk. No travel time (for either party).

Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover

@rrhoover

20

Meetings are too easy to create. When you add up employee salaries, they cost hundreds of dollars per hour. People should have to pitch big meetings. They should write detailed memos that show effort and clarity of thought. The meeting only happens if the pitch is good.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

I always secretly want to give people a prize when they say "Hey, do you have 5 minutes?" and then the conversation is efficient and ends sooner than that.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

22

Email and meetings are the entropy of work. The more people you meet, the more they take over — and eventually, they want to occupy 100% of your productive time. But if you want to make things, you need free time. Make space for creative work.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

A key to running a successful organization is minimizing large meetings & maximizing small ones High frequency micro conversations create trust, continuity & ownership Large meetings optimize for consensus & hierarchical game play (at worse they muffle soft voices)

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

24

Signs of terrible corporate culture: territorial managers in denial, isolated, or detached. Focus on perks and meetings. Driven by rules.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

Pretty sure you'd never go wrong with having "webinar" trigger an automatic spam designation.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

26

In all meetings... Bring a strong opinion or no opinion.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

27

The single greatest meeting productivity tool is to kindly ask attendees to put their phones away.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

28

Instead of “what should we build” periodically conduct meetings with the question “what should we eliminate”

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

29

A meeting centric culture is a symptom of an institution void of new ideas and engulfed in fear.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

30

Looked at your own calendar lately? How many things did you put there? How many things did other people put there?

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

31

The move to online-first everything is going to accelerate at a breakneck speed. Driven by both fear and necessity. It’s not just about remote work. It’s about businesses being able to continue growing without relying on in-person meetings and events.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

32

There’s a time to pile people into a room but most team meetings should be canceled and replaced with asynchronous, written communication

Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover

@rrhoover

33

Trying something new: No in-person meetings shorter than 2 hours. No coffees. No lunches. Focusing on long walks and longer conversations.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

I'm writing an epic introduction to writing online. I'll talk about every aspect of writing online: cultivating ideas, writing, distribution, email, and meeting like-minded people.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell