Adora Cheung – How to Prioritize Your Time

YC Partner Adora Cheung shares her framework for how founders can efficiently make use of their time. She covers ways to identify and prioritize tasks, in addition to how you can measure their impact on your company.

Transcript and lecture slides here:

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00:00 Introduction
1:41 Real vs. fake progress
4:10 Task prioritization
7:10 Grading impact
9:48 Grading complexity
11:20 How well am I prioritizing?
11:51 Weekly updates
13:30 Maker’s/manager’s schedule
14:57 Be decisive
15:55 Conclusion

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