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Learnings from Duncan Walker: Prioritization is Time Management

In one recent session with the SSC Accelerator companies, Duncan Walker presented the teams with an interesting exercise to demonstrate time management through prioritization. 

The exercise was demonstrated through two ordinary decks of cards.  Each were to be organized in order starting with the Aces all the way through the Kings. Once they were organized, one deck was left as is — the other jumbled up with cards facing one another and mixed up.

Two founders were giving each deck and asked to find certain cards.  The one with the cards still in order was able to find the requested card nearly instantaneously, while the other struggled for a few moments before ultimately finding the card in the chaotic deck.

This exercise’s takeaway was simple:  if you are organized and prioritize effectively, you will use your time more efficiently and accomplish more.

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