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A Five Dolphin Fire

Jay Newton-Small, the founder of MemoryWell, a digital storytelling platform for the aging, recently mentioned a simple prioritization method for her team—the dolphin scale. 

Each project on her team gets assigned a "dolphin" rating—5 for high priority, 1 for low. Every week she relooks at projects to adjust the scores. 

This process acts as a communication shortcut. People on the team know five comes over three. It also prevents folks from spending all week tackling the ones. 

This week, up your to-do list game. Take 10-minutes to understand the impact of each. Do things on (forgive me) porpoise. 


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