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Focus: The Art & Science of Not Doing Things

Published on November 10, 2020 · Updated on November 10, 2020
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By John O'Nolan
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
Focus: The Art & Science of Not Doing Things

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About the Talk

This talk is about keeping a narrow focus on simple, achievable goals. Learn how the Ghost team says no to things that add complexity in the face of overwhelming advice that doing so would lead to failure.

Through 3 concrete examples of things we have said no to (and why), we will explain how keeping things simple has allowed us to create a sustainable, successful business, and how business growth drives decisions to take on complexity later, when it becomes possible.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to do more (than what you think you can do), with very few resources

About the Presenter

John O’Nolan is the Founder at Ghost.org, and is a geographically restless designer, developer, and entrepreneur.

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Developer and author at DigitalOcean.

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