Work Smart Video: When to Hold and When to Fold

November 1, 2010

When you have lots of ideas for things to make, how do you choose which projects to actually work on?

In this episode of Work Smart, idea guy Bryan Serven asks the question every entrepreneur has wrestled with; I offer a way to reframe the question and weigh your options, and author of Do More Great Work Michael Bungay Stanier weighs in with a great tip. Press the play button below, and then check out part 2, which covers how you know when to kill a project you're already working on.

Part 2: The toughest thing an entrepreneur has to do is admit a company or a product is a failure and move on. But the longer you work on something that's not working, the more time you lose that could be spent working on a success. This episode covers part 2 of inventor Bryan Serven's question: what are the early signs it's time to end a project?

Once more author of Do More Great Work Michael Bungay Stanier weighs in with his advice for diversifying your portfolio of projects.

I'm on the hunt for one more question to wrap up the Work Smart series. Send it to me at worksmart@fastcompany.com.

I seriously need to take your advice… Hate that feeling of confusion and being stuck not knowing what to do!

randimiller [+1]
Nov 1 10 at 7:50 pm


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