Author Archives : Francis

Chapter 4 – Perfect Time-Based Productivity

Chapter 4 (draft)       Chapter 4 – What’s Happening Beneath the Surface? (In which we learn that there is something happening behind the scenes of our productivity system that we don’t fully understand.)   “When I get into the car each morning, that’s when it starts. I start replying to email because stuff […]

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How to Create Great, Original Time Management Content

Is your time management content looking like a pale copy of other people’s original stuff? If you’re like me, you have read almost all the books and blogs out there on time-based productivity. In fact, you find yourself repeating the same tired ideas that are floating around – even though you try to make them […]

Application Designers

Are your time management applications looking a little ordinary? If they aren’t standing out from the rest of other apps out there then you may be using the same tired ideas everyone else is using… Join my mailing list for application developers of time and task management products and I’ll promise to expose you to […]


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Here’s a Researcher Who Spent a Year Tackling One Productivity Technique Per Week 6

The ultimate Lifehacker is not someone who scours the Internet looking to find random tips, tricks and shortcuts. Instead, we should all take a leaf out of Melanie Wilson’s blog, in which she conducted a year-long experiment in 2013, tackling and implementing one new improvement technique each week. Her approach was simple. Each week she […]

Writing the Next Book 3

I’m in the process of writing ¬†my next book and once again, I’m enjoying the process. Whereas my last book was a novel, forcing me to learn how to write an interesting story, this book is a traditional how-to: something you’d expect in the genre of time-based productivity. In some ways it will encapsulate almost […]

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While the amount and quality of academic research in time-based productivity leaves much to be desired, we use as much of it as we can to advance our thinking here at 2Time Labs. In the absence of journals, conferences and academic departments, I also do my own¬†research from time to time, (often in conjunction with […]

CEO’s and College Students – Do They Manage Their Time in Similar Ways?

It’s an intriguing thought. Are there similarities in the ways that CEO’s and college students manage their time? It’s a topic that I’m giving some attention to due to some research that I uncovered while reading an article about the ways that law students manage their time. My first effort to delve into this topic […]