Always ask the busiest person to get it done

A semi-short meditation on what it’s like to be “that person”

“That’s too much!”

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been told that I do too much. I still remember the first time this came up, back in middle school, when most kids had to pick between either band class OR chorus class. I rebelled against the tyranny of narrowing my possibilities and managed a 50/50 schedule to do both (much to the chagrin of my parents).

Asking the busiest person in the room

But I want to come back to this original idea about busy people getting shit done. I’ve known about this adage for years — that if you need to get something done, you should ask the busiest person in the room.

GM @USV, alum of @StackOverflow and @NorthwesternU, board member at @CompSci_High and @NUalumni, co-founder of #BeyondCodingNYC

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