A manager I worked with recommended the following plan-the-day structure (screenshot below) as a way of keeping track of everything you’d like done in a day. In addition to that, he rightly pointed out that I didn’t keep an archive of tasks done to refer to in case it was ever necessary (like I might […]
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I’m excited about a new series idea that came to mind this week. I’ve been thinking about a work related series that I would have energy for. The “Work Hacks Wednesdays” series died an untimely death simply because I felt it was getting too generic and too forced. This new series idea is called “The […]
I waited for a long time to buy an iPad. I am not a first generation adopter of anything and the first iPad (2) I got was the one for my Grandmother. I always thought of the iPad as a luxury device and always found reasons not to buy it. I still feel it’s a […]
I’ve alluded to my R15 system many a time on this blog. The last time I did this was on Closing Days and I received two requests for more details on this. While I am not sure I can do justice to the awesome-ness of the system, I thought I would give it a shot. […]
A close someone just replied to my productivity book learning asking for a few tips on how to act on the David Allen suggestions with an additional question – How do I better manage taking notes during meetings? Principle 1: Never leave ideas in your head. Situation: Situations where we get ideas are in the […]
This week’s learning draws inspiration from Ready for Anything by David Allen. David Allen, the famous productivity Guru was once asked for a 1 minute answer on a radio talk show to the question – What is the 1 thing we do that gets in the way of being productive? His response was telling. ‘It […]
‘Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think, there are no little things at all.’ A few such things that came to my mind when considering laptop productivity are the following – 1) My Mckal mouse: For 3 years, I lived off an IBM mouse as I […]