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Easy Big Wins

Conjecture #

Optimizations that are easier to implement and that have a higher return on investment are better than the alternative optimizations. Furthermore, most popular optimizations do not deliver high returns on investment.

Apples on pebbles

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Technique #

Ramit Sethi outlines (in eye-catching ways) how one can figure out which optimizations are worth your effort. Mostly, his advice hinges on differentiating yourself from everyone else:

As you can see, many Big Wins are actually easily within reach—if you choose the right targets and differentiate yourself from others. While you'll have a few areas of life where you'll have to go up against formidable competition, many other areas of life are wide open.