The Cult of Done Manifesto and Lean

I discovered the interesting The Cult of Done Manifesto via Dan Pink’s blog.  I saw some things in this Pettis/Stark lifehack that made me think of how they can apply to Lean.  Check out the link to see the great visuals created for it.

The original text is in black and my comments are in (blue parentheses).

  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.  (View everything as an experiment)
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right. (Those who do not go to Gemba do not have credibility)
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes. (Plan-Do-Check-Act allows success if you Act from the learning you received from the failure)
  11. Destruction is a variant of done. (Being innovative can mean rebuilding from scratch – think Lexus)
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more

My 2009 Hansei: Scarcity inspires creativity and innovation.  How can I help harness that inspiration?

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