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photo credit: Irina Souiki This week I’ve been trying something new. Instead of making a todo list for the day and hammering out as many items as I can before the 5 ‘o clock whistle, I’m participating in what I like to call “Binge Productivity”. In a nutshell, Binge Productivity is working productively on whatever… Read more

I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you guys what your organizational setup is. How do you get stuff done? Are you into paper or digital tools, or both? A disciple of GTD? Or do you have your own home-brewed setup? Basically, just describe your organizational flow in the comments below. I’m curious to… Read more

Photo by dead_squid GTD is pretty much the de facto organization system of the web. (If you don’t know anything about the little system that David Allen made famous, then check out the GTD Cheatsheet, a mini-series to whet the palate of those not privy to GTD.) The Getting Things Done system has taken the… Read more

I can still remember my first experience with an incubator as a child. Our elementary school had an incubator where we artificially heated chicken eggs until they eventually hatched, in our very own classroom. Every day we’d all be sure to gather round the incubator and check the progress of the eggs. And when the… Read more

Instead of giving you the usual, in-depth review, I thought I’d make a haiku of the beta-released Things project management software instead. Things Smart, pretty and fun Without GTD jargon Just needs Quicksilver Related: Task management tools list

Good buddy Leo Babauta of ZenHabits has a great post fusing GTD and blogging, specifically for us bloggers who suffer from not using our time productively. Between reading, writing, commenting, responding to emails, advertising, and many other tasks, it can get a little hairy for someone without a trusty system. Fortunately GTD plays perfectly into… Read more

It’s vital to any project that it be broken down into action steps along the way. However, you can get a little too trigger happy when breaking these down.  Some people like to put every little minute detail into an action step. Take out index cards Open pen cap Write next action While others prefer… Read more

Now here’s something a little different than what you might normally hear concerning productivity and task lists. The David constantly states that during the GTD sweep, it’s imperative that we throw away our crusty old tasks, projects, and even contexts once they’re spent. The guys at Behance have a different idea. Instead of tossing away… Read more

Just a heads up that Nude Recreation Week is coming up this July 9-15, and according to the American Association for Nude Recreation and The Naturist Society, there is an upswing of people working at home in the buff. I wonder how this affects productivity… Hat tip: WebWorkerDaily

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