Finished reading The 12 Week Year and it was very average. Here’s the summary: set goals on 12 week cycles, implement a weekly review and action system to drive progress towards those goals. Maintain a sense of urgency.
What I’m Playing
It was a week of light games with friends and family.
I’ve been contributing to Standard Ebooks over the past month or so, working on my first publication as a producer. A bit more about Standard Ebooks:
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My first book is Something New by P.G. Wodehouse. Producing it was enjoyable, tedious at times, and very rewarding. Reading the book was fun too – it is a short, humorous novel and if you are a Downton Abbey fan you’ll love the book.
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 – Julie and I are back into our efforts to save the world from the pandemic! We are in August now so working into the back half of the year. We should finish by December.
Fields of Arle – Ken and I played this Rosenberg game, my second play and Ken’s first. The second play went so much faster than the first, and this game is a keeper for both of us. He edged me out by one point, but it was all through it and only took 2.5 hours to get through. Next play will easily be under 2 hours.
A Sense of Urgency – Surprisingly good as I thought the core premise of the book was a bit too obvious. The book provides specific methods for detecting a lack of urgency in an organization along with tactics for how to achieve a sense of urgency.