Rules for New Projects

Bookmarked MJD 59,326 by Venkatesh Rao (ribbonfarm)

I am considering adopting two rules for projects that I think are very promising for 40+ lifestyles.

No new top-level projects (TLPs)
Ten-year commitments to projects or no deal

I don’t always agree with Rao but he usually makes me think.

I like this categorization of “top-level projects” as ones you’d buy a new domain for.

Interesting thought to approach new projects with such a long commitment mindset. Could see that hindering experimentation possibly, but you could experiment within that domain for some things – though stuff like exploring a career change or something might be harder to justify when you feel you must commit early.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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