A strange question Okay, I admit, that may be a rather strange question. But think about it for a second ... do you have other projects than professional ones? Yes, I know you have your family and friends, but do you have objectives, very specific aims you want to achieve with or for them? And … Continue reading So what do you do when you don’t do what you’re usually doing?
Alcoholism and opium As I understand from my sparse reading of the history of the beginning of the last century - the history of the industrial revolution - many people were left at a loss what to do with their lives once the industrialisation took hold. This led to for example a high degree of … Continue reading The death of information asymmetry
The approaches ... There is GTD, and 7 habits, and scrum, and many more approaches, for lack of a better word, which aim to help us with our personal productivity. I for one started with 7 habits and graduated to a personal adaptation of GTD with some agile put in there to ensure I actually … Continue reading Kourosh writes again
Two books I've read in recent months made me acutely aware of my bad time travel habits. I know, it may come as a shock I can travel through time. It most certainly surprised me. You may believe it's a gift, but it is really more of a curse. Now, before we go any further, … Continue reading My bad time travel habits
The designated meeting day In order to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of their teams working from multiple locations, organizations are proposing or even imposing that certain days are to be designated as "meeting days". On these days, remote workers are expected to be present at the office to participate in meetings. Now, while … Continue reading What about a meeting-free day?
The short of it At a certain point, you need to make a lead of faith and start trusting your GTD system. If you do not do that, you will not be able to test its real relevance to you. The Last Crusade There is this great Indiana Jones movie. It is not Raiders of … Continue reading Leap of faith – trusting your GTD system
Why you should not be responsible of answering every email immediately Imagine a situation where you are putting a small stool next to your post box. Rather than doing anything useful, you just sit there, trying to get things done while stopping every five minutes to open the post box, just to make sure nothing … Continue reading Presence versus contribution