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8 items in PRODUCTIVITY

The real problem of humanity is the following: we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology
So starts this outstanding article on how to energize, focus & recover. Includes quotes from Daniel Kahnemann as a bonus. H/T to brainfooder Heidi Wassini for the share.
Issue #194 published 28 Jun 2020
Although distractions aren’t necessarily your fault, they are your responsibility.
Important truism in this post from productivity coach Nir Eyal. Thankfully, he supports his lecture with a practical framework on how to do what he advised - to become ‘indistractable’. Have a read here
Issue #159 published 23 Apr 2020
In an era of permanent distraction, the ability to do consistently do ‘deep work’ might be one of the most important skills we can cultivate. Fadeke Adegbuyi has put together this comprehensive guide on how to do it. I’m thinking this is an essential read.
Issue #136 published 23 Apr 2020
Call to action to employees at Tesla this week - Electrek got a copy of the all hands email from Elon Musk, which you can read unabridged here. Lots of interesting points from Musk, especially his recommendations on productivity - walk out of bad meetings he says, as they are a waste of time.
Issue #80 published 23 Apr 2020
Forget fancy stuff folks, nothing is more important to a recruiter than micro optimisations of your time. OH subscriber James Lesner @Catawiki tells us about some of his techniques to get a little faster, a little bit better. This should be a series
Issue #28 published 23 Apr 2020
Once you have the network to crowdsource effectively you can consistently create value by collecting the ideas in one place. No - I’m not talking about brainfood - I’m talking about recruiters best frenemy, LinkedIn. This e-book contains both the obvious and the genius, so well worth a download. Do it here.
Issue #150 published 23 Apr 2020
The interaction between biology and productivity is going to be one of those near future correlations which will seem obvious those living in that time. Box’s VP Engineering Tomas Barreto will undoubtedly by amongst them, as he shares with us his personal ‘biohack’ routines. It’s fascinating and not entirely comfortable read
Issue #143 published 23 Apr 2020
This rant against Microsoft Teams is mainly interesting for how it unpacks the core features of 1-2-many messaging apps which all of us are using for company or community communications these days. The first step toward preventing these tools from becoming another noisy time sink is to understand some basic rules onhow to use them. Have a read if you’re starting to get tired of Slack, or indeed, Microsoft Teams
Issue #149 published 23 Apr 2020