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Taking Myself Out of the Equation 👻 - Issue #5

Taking Myself Out of the Equation 👻 - Issue #5
By Art's Newsletter 🧠 • Issue #5 • View online
Hey friends 👋
Question this week: Are you moving soon or did you just move recently?
We are and it’s a bitch.

Productizing Myself
My friend and co-founder Erik used to say: “What can be automated, will be automated.”
The idea is to build scalable systems.
If you do something more than once, automate it with software.
Name of the game: Productize everything
Name of the game: Productize everything
I’ll paraphrase it by saying: “Knowledge that can be productized, should be productized.”
In short: If you communicate anything more than once, document it (publicly).
  • Wikis
  • Public newsletters
  • Public tweets
  • About pages
  • etc.
Create it once, distribute it forever.
Productizing my Introduction for #ODCC1
This week I’m joining On Deck Course Creators - a 10-week online course for people who are building online courses.
This is what an online course for online course creators looks like. The ultimate META.
This is what an online course for online course creators looks like. The ultimate META.
One of the main benefits of this course is the network of fellow students. In this course we are ~130 people.
This means a lot of introductions. A lot of typing or copy/pasting.
To scale my time I created a public about me page for this course.
It saves time and I can reference it.
Check the page via this link 👇
Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
Why am I telling you this?
You can use documentation to save your precious time:
  • General-purpose about me page
  • Public portfolio if you are looking for a job
  • Onboarding documentation for new team members
  • How to work with me page [GitLab’s CEO Handbook]
  • etc.
Best Essays this Week
I’m still writing (read: “documenting”) daily.
Here are the top 3 atomic essays from last week:
  1. Hedging Happiness
  2. We Are a Bunch of Clowns (shoutout to my friend Spencer whom I’m quoting here)
  3. Real-World Cheat Codes
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As always, stay healthy, stay happy.
Would love to hear from you.
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