"The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School" has tips that could just as easily be called "The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in J School."
Adapt these rules to your job; it's great advice:
3. If everything is equally important, then nothing is very important.I've never seen "King Rat," and I'm not sure this is a rousing endorsement, but I like the advice.
You hear a lot about details, from “Don’t sweat the details” to “God is in the details.” Both are true, but with a very important explanation: hierarchy. You must decide what is important, and then attend to it first and foremost. Everything is important, yes. But not everything is equally important. A very successful real estate person taught me this. He told me, “Watch King Rat. You’ll get it.”