Sometimes when potential clients send me long emails I turn those emails into PDFs (by printing them to PDF), then load them into Notability with very wide margins, and write my notes in the margins, with screenshots, captions, and diagrams, and send them back. It’s a way to let people know that I’m really listening and trying to help them, not just talking. They see handwriting and know I’m committed. It’s the opposite of robotic interaction.
10x doesn’t work on the same axis. It’s not about more effort. It’s about more insight.
—Seth Godin, in ‘The 10x lesson’
The assembly in one state, Haryana, met for just 12 days on average in 2011-2015, says M.R. Madhavan, the president of PRS Legislative Research, a privately funded watchdog in Delhi.
Haryana’s debates are so perfunctory that its legislators managed to pass 14 bills in just 90 minutes at one point this year.
Everyone is talking about demonetisation in India—except parliament, December 20, 2016 at 03:39PM
Haryana, my home state 😥
“Party leaders love the anti-defection rule,” says Mr Madhavan, “but it means MPs have no choice but to follow orders—they represent neither their own conscience nor constituents.”
Mr Tharoor: “but there are many MPs who see their job as performers in a theatre, since the outcome of voting is anyway preordained.”
Everyone is talking about demonetisation in India—except parliament, December 20, 2016 at 03:41PM