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Eisenhower Matrix

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

The Eisenhower Matrix is a mental model for prioritizing your time and tasks.

It puts the most important things ahead of what is often considered urgent.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII.

He was known for his ability to manage his time and the work to be done.

He noted that the most urgent decisions were rarely the most important ones to get done.

He mapped out decisions into the following matrix of urgent vs important.

Urgent and important -- items should be done immediately.

Important and not urgent -- require a plan for when they should be done.

Urgent but not important -- tasks should be delegated to someone else.

Not important and not urgent -- tasks that should be set for action later.

Startup founders should focus on the important things to get done as there is a great deal of work to be done in a startup.

You’ll need planning tools to manage all the tasks both those that need to be done now and those for later. 

Apply the Eisenhower matrix to your daily schedule to see how it improves your startup's progress.


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