Tweet This single Graham’s post explains more about productivity than most entire blogs on the topic out there. It was a revelation to me. Any day that has more than two non-clustered events becomes wasteful automatically. It’s like your mind can anticipate the futility of trying to get in the zone only to get kicked [...]
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Tweet Just a quick one to highlight The False Prophet. S/he presents a list of reasons why things don’t get done, together with Preventive measures and solutions. This is quite a finding. Example: 4. Distraction (…) Preventive measures When you commit to a project, set a daily/weekly schedule. Consistent time-structure is what gets projects done [...]
Tweet This comes at a time when I’m very concerned about what people can do under pressure and how much they are willing to sacrifice for their careers. A friend in the tenure track (or the equivalent in the country she lives in) has lost two babies (natural abortion), probably due to stress. There are [...]
Tweet Having recently completed a PhD, I will share with you three indispensable nuggets of advice for how to get the monster vanquished: use hard deadlines, soft deadlines, and the Martini Method. With a small amount of imagination these can be applied to any large project.
Tweet I have recently found that Calvin has moved his email newsletter into a new blog format. Calving is an accomplished MIT student who has published two books (!) on productivity for students: How to Become a Straight-A Student and How to Win at College. His blog has categories such as Student Productivity and Study Tips with [...]