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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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31  THE LIVELINE

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• A deadline is a time limit for any activity.

• The biggest mistake that everybody makes when dealing with deadlines is to concentrate on the deadline rather than the bit that comes before.

• The Liveline should be 99% longer than the deadline.

• The length of a deadline, or moment of launch, will depend on the length of the Liveline. For example, a one-hour liveline might have a one-minute deadline, whereas a five year project might take one day to reveal.

• So once you have allocated the deadline, don’t spend any more time concentrating on it.

• Decide the deadline, initiate the project, and then spend all your time concentrating ...

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