Focus
January 20, 2018

The Tale Of Three Cars

This article is a response to Workfront’s 2017-2018 State of Enterprise Work Report. In particular, I am responding to three findings about the future of automation. These findings reflect three attitudes towards…
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May 26, 2017

Our attempts to relax are seriously stressing us out

In the digital era, a lot of us feel busier than our parents and grandparents ever were. But analyses of the way we actually use our time suggest that we’re…
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Focus
February 16, 2016

Productivity is killing innovation and hurting our careers

There’s no shortage of advice out there for making you more productive, and plenty of it works. But the emphasis on productivity has gone too far, and it’s holding back…
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Mastery
October 1, 2015

To get the most out of your day, manage your attention not your time

…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it…
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Mastery
September 4, 2015

Time management is only making our busy lives worse

  “Tess…started her way up the dark and crooked lane not made for hasty progress; a street laid out before inches of land had value, and when one-handed clocks sufficiently…
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June 12, 2015

Email is the TV of work

It can feel good to flop in front of the TV at the end of a busy day. With a simple click you are transported and entertained. You can switch…
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