In the early 1990s, a young comic named Brad Isaac ran into Jerry Seinfeld at a comedy club. Sensing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Isaac asked Seinfeld what advice he’d give to someone just starting out in the business. Seinfeld’s reply outlined one of the most effective productivity strategies in existence. As a writer, I use it […]
Below, you'll find articles on productivity. Time is a non-renewable resource, and how we spend our time largely determines on our lives turn out.
Topics include time management, priority management, how to use Getting Things Done, improving concentration, and the power of accountability.
When I first discovered the world of productivity in 2011, I was a frazzled graduate student and freelance musician. I thought I was crazy busy, but looking back, I really wasn’t. I had relatively few commitments, but I was so disorganized that it took everything I could muster just to keep my head above water. […]
If you are in a job, and if you get one big thing done in a year, you’ve had a hell of a good year. — Tom Peters Do you have time to write a book? Here are two answers to this question, both true: No way. Sure! In one sense, no one who works […]
Everybody gets in a productivity funk from time to time. We’ve all had days or weeks when we just can’t seem to get much done, and as more and more work begins to pile up, things can easily spiral out of control. We don’t know where to start, we feel bad that we’re in this […]
We all get 24 hours. You and me. Stephen King and Margaret Atwood. Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano. Caroline Shaw and John Luther Adams. Warren Buffett’s billions can’t buy him a single 25-hour day, and neither can Donald Knuth’s race against the clock to complete his monumental life’s work. Every day we’re forced to choose […]