Third law of worker entropy

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The JC’s third law of worker entropy: There is a 100% correlation between

(i) activities that, however important they might seem, in fact have no value, and
(ii) activities that are tedious.

All other things being equal, if an activity is tedious, it is wasteful. If it is wasteful, you shouldn’t do it.

If an activity is 25% tedious it is 25% wasteful.

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