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As you may know, the purpose of a lab is to conduct pure and applied research. Here we pursue both avenues, but our bias is clear: all our thinking starts with an end-client, customer or learner. We focus on the difference to be made with real, live human beings who are looking for solutions to …

How Can You Reach the Promised Land? — A Calendar of All Tasks

I bet you’ve heard the saying that “What gets scheduled gets done.” At the same time you may have wondered: “What does that mean for me?” or “What should I do differently?” If you’re like most people who ask these questions, your mind immediately envisions a new you: one who schedules every task successfully, never …

The Games Users Play Using Auto-Schedulers for Their Calendars

Q: What is an auto-scheduler? A: It’s a kind of advanced calendar which has the power to schedule itself. Slowly but surely, these AI-powered calendar apps are making their way into the lives of early adopters. They are looking for a way to boost the number of tasks they can manage effectively. Taking over the …

Participant Profile Analysis

In my book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity, I mention the fact that Andrew Staroscik, a data visualization expert, has helped me pull together some unique views of the data I have collected so far. As you recall, each person who has completed the training has used a form to evaluate their skills in each of the …

Solving Scheduling Problems – Summary of Our Findings

There are a handful of working professionals who have chosen to use their calendars as their hub for all their planning activity. The challenges they run into are only rarely mentioned in time management and productivity books, programs and websites: the overwhelming conventional wisdom states that it’s impossible to use a schedule in this way, …