The Power of Levers

Archimedes Lever


Over the years, as I’ve come to value my time more and more, I’ve repeatedly turned to the concept of levers when I’ve needed to accomplish more in less time. Archimedes stated it simply: Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

A long lever, placed in the right position, can amplify the effort of the user by an order of magnitude. I don’t know about you, but I love getting more results from less effort 😉

Bill Gates said it best: “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

You need to learn to think like a lazy person!
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The Origin Story

You see, when a man “loves” a woman…

Sorry, despite having Screw in the title of the book, this isn’t THAT sort of story 🙂

As a kid I was, without a doubt, a massive pain in the ass from a grown-up perspective. I didn’t set out to be contrary, but I’ve always looked at the world from a different perspective (which, incidentally, tends to be the source of all conflict). As such, I got in trouble, a lot.

Despite frequent roadblocks and setbacks, I was not deterred, and have continued along my contrary path through life. However, as I’ve traveled the path of the outlier, I’ve found that the world simply isn’t designed for outliers.

And, to be fair, that’s…well, fair.

Bell Curve - Standard Deviation

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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