Top 5 Laws of Nature
We’ve been watching too much of Discovery Plus. Sticking with that team our team ranked the Top 5 Laws of Nature.
Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
Why is there always so much work to do? Anyone searching for an explanation might find one in Parkinson’s law. Civil servant, historian and theorist Cyril Northcote Parkinson suggested in a 1955 article that work expands to fill the time available for its completion – backed up with statistical evidence drawn from his historical research.
By focusing on getting a little better every day, and having an appreciation for the law of compounding, entrepreneurs can more readily play the long game. For example, a 1 percent improvement in X every day equals a 37-times improvement come year-end (of course, not all things can grow at a linear rate forever.
For most systems, 80 per cent of events are triggered by just 20 per cent of the causes. For instance, 20 per cent of the users of a popular science website are responsible for 80 per cent of the page clicks. This was first spotted by the economist Vilfredo Pareto in the early 20th century, and it seems to be a universal rule in societies.
An object will stay in motion until acted on by an unbalanced force. We are biologically predisposed to taking the path of least effort — like checking Twitter for the 17th time today — instead of getting started with a more difficult task that requires we expend some cognition. However, by taking the smallest possible step instead of terrorizing ourselves with the entire task at hand (for example, writing the first 50 words of a 2,000 word article), it becomes much easier to keep going now that the object is in motion.
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