Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on meetings

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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.

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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.

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

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