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07 Jun

Thank you, Cake!

Datum: 2022-06-07 16:54
Collage consisting of the exterior of Cake's offices, David Stiernholm giving a talk and some employees at Cake.

The oth­er day, I gave a talk to all employ­ees at Cake — the Swedish inno­v­a­tive com­pa­ny whose elec­tric motor­bike is — well, just amaz­ing. What I espe­cial­ly like is its mod­u­lar sys­tem which makes it easy to equip it with what­ev­er you need for your next ride — an extra seat, more space to pack et c. If you haven’t seen it, you have to check it out.

Any­way, the talk I gave was my talk Get Super Struc­tured”, based on my book Super Struc­tured”, since in com­pa­nies in hyper growth it’s essen­tial that the struc­ture is good, so they can make changes and redi­rec­tions quick­ly and still main­tain stability.

Why have a to-do list at all?

One top­ic we dis­cussed and that I espe­cial­ly enjoyed cov­er­ing was the impor­tance in hav­ing a to-do list at all and pull it out imme­di­ate­ly in the morning.

Because, they who have a to-do list to choose tasks from in the morn­ing have a bet­ter chance to choose the right task than they who do not have a list, but instead do what comes to mind (or enters their inbox).

That is worth some thought, I think!

Thank you for the oppor­tu­ni­ty, Cake! And, thank you for invit­ing me, Kristi­na Hagström Ilievs­ka!

(If you too work in a rapid­ly grow­ing com­pa­ny and you want do enhance struc­ture, invite me to give a sim­i­lar talk for you — be it at your offices or a vir­tu­al talk through Teams or Zoom.)