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Why I’ve disabled the clock on my computer

Why I’ve disabled the clock on my computer

Productivity isn’t measured in minutes, so why should you be constrained by your computer clock?

by × April 17, 2017 ×

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Here’s what my daily routine looks like

Here’s what my daily routine looks like

Why it’s important to determine your most productive and creative hours—and how to take advantage of that time.

by × November 21, 2016 ×

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The busier we get, the guiltier we feel

The busier we get, the guiltier we feel

In my productivity project, one of the experiments I think back to the most is working 90-hour weeks. For a full month, I alternated between working 90 hours one week, and 20 hours the next, to observe the impact that working both insane hours and relaxed hours had on my productivity. […]

by × April 28, 2016 ×

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Why the Protestant work ethic is broken

Why the Protestant work ethic is broken

“I’ve never found in my whole life that you could convince someone who doesn’t want to work hard to work hard.” — Steve Jobs1 There is nothing wrong with hard work. But only up to a point. The Protestant work ethic—the work philosophy that those who work hard, and are […]

by × April 27, 2016 ×

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If you want to die later, buy this book

If you want to die later, buy this book

Every once in a while, a book comes along that completely changes how you think and feel about a certain topic. Even as someone who reads quite a few books—I finish two or three a week—these books are rare. Here are a few examples of books that have changed my […]

by × April 13, 2016 ×

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To become more productive this week, try working less

To become more productive this week, try working less

Imagine it’s Monday morning and your phone rings. It’s Jim, who runs your work’s annual fundraising raffle. He’s calling to say that you won! You’ll be going on an all expenses paid trip to Australia! The only thing is, your flight leaves Wednesday morning—just two days from now. While things […]

by × April 6, 2016 ×

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A simple trick that will let you live 13.6 years longer

  If a genie magically appeared in front of you and asked whether you would like to extend your life by 13.6 years with just a small amount of effort, would you say yes? That’s not even a question—of course you would! How would you spend that time? Like imagining […]

by × February 29, 2016 ×

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What is the exact value of your time?

What is the exact value of your time?

Calculating how valuable your time is can help you determine which tasks are worth spending your time on. When it comes to productivity, one of the most powerful things to realize is that not all tasks are made equal. Some tasks in your work and home life—like training new recruits, […]

by × September 30, 2015 ×

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