How To Be Lazy by Chris Matts

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Conference, RealOptions | 2 Comments

“Laziness is an aspiration that few achieve.”
Chris Matts

At ALE15 in Sofia, Chris Matts explained his simple model/strategy To Be Lazy.

How To Be Lazy

How To Be Lazy

Axes: positive or negative value, fun/not fun to do.

  • Don’t do what doesn’t yield value.
  • Tom Sawyer Land: Delegate what you don’t like to do yourself. Create options for that with coffee connections.
  • Ruthless Efficiency: Be the best here, make sure work doesn’t come back.
  • Paid Entertainment: This is where you want to spend most of your time.

This surely works for me. Thanks, Chris. Everyone: Go test it and: Enjoy!.


  1. Martine
    September 7, 2015

    This is what I say all the time : If you want to be lazy, you’ve got to be genius. Genius Explained is nice. Thank you.

  2. Trust Artist State of Agile Retrospective - Trust Artist
    September 18, 2015

    […] our axe, we have to cut down trees.” Yes, I know. I use the wonderful Chris Matts model of How to be Lazy (right whiteboard on the picture) to show that some work generates value, and some doesn’t. […]


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