Category Archives : Tips


Meetings and Precious Time

This article from the New York Times reminds me of times when I was trapped in endless meetings as a young employee, wondering why this was happening, and what I could possibly do about it! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/jobs/18pre.html?8dpc : Meetings are a Matter of Precious Time One thing I know now is that once a meeting has […]


Toss Away (Some of) the Tips

Awhile back I wrote a manifesto for publication on the ChangeThis.com website that was entitled “The New Time Management: Simply Focus on the Fundamentals and Toss Away the Tips.” I have not changed my mind about the value of the fundamentals, and the vapid nature of the tips, but as I have said elsewhere… some […]


Top 100 List of Productivity and Life Hack Blogs

I think the following list of top internet resources might be somewhere that I should be aspiring to appear with this blog. In any case, it’s a good list made up of the absolute best thinking to be found anywhere on the planet. The Top 100 Productivity and Life Hack blogs: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/top-100- productivity-and-lifehack-blogs Category: Product […]


Outlook and other Tools

I’m not a big fan of lots of tips and fancy tools for professionals that don’t use the fundamentals, but sometimes they can be a lot of fun to play around with! So, I present this interesting list of tools with a caveat – employ them in your habits cautiously, with an understanding of how […]


Open Door Policy?

The idea of an open door policy has become something like a religious belief. It has gone from a good suggestion to a badge of honor, and is now an established management dogma. The fact is that the most productive managers DO NOT have an open door policy, and this with good reason. When taken […]


The Four Hour Work Week: Forget About Time Management

I have just finished listening to the audio book “The 4-Hour Work Week” which I enjoyed immensely, even as I disagreed with some of the points made by the author, Time Ferriss. One chapter is entitled “The End of Time Management”. He argues that one should forget all about time management! Of course, this is […]


Blogs on Productivity

The following blogs on productivity are pretty useful to know: Personal Productivity Required Reading List: 100 Kick-butt Lifehacking Blogs Lifehacking is all about finding ways to streamline and improve your life. These bloggers can help you do just that, offering clever tricks and tips for making your everyday life more effective. Check them out for […]


A Simple Technique to Overcome Procrastination

From JimGibbon: One Simple Technique to Help You Overcome Procrastination and Start Writing Now August 5th, 2006 | Productivity For the last three weeks I’ve been using something called “contingency management” to write more, and more consistently, than at any point in my entire life. I now write an average of three pages a day […]