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Getting to the Finish Line in Isolation

Posted by Mike Volpe on 2/25/09 9:42 PM

isolation chamber

I am almost at the end of the month.  I have to admit it has been difficult to blog every single day, and I fear I have become pretty uninteresting.  But I hate to fail.  So here I am writing a blog article at 10pm after a long day where I have even more work to do before I get some sleep before an early morning. 

What do you do when you have a project that is 80% complete, but you have trouble making time for the last 20%?

Today, I had a project just like that, and I had to lock myself in a room at the office - for two reasons.  First, for some peace and quiet.  I sit near our sales team, out in the open - the way it should be - but sometimes it makes it hard to concentrate since they are always on the phone.  The second reason was so it was hard for people to find me - having been around at the company for a long time means you get a lot of questions from newer folks.  Again, I love it, but I needed my space today to finish something.

Have you used the "Isolation Chamber" at work?  How often?  For what purpose?

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Mike Volpe

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Mike Volpe is a startup advisor and angel investor based in Boston.

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