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How to Focus on Reading in 5 Steps

Read more and retain more by learning to stay focused on your reading.

Mark at Productivity501 has a great post outlining how to convince your boss to let you work from home. Here’s some of the statistics he uses to back up his hefty proposal. According to the 2003 Census report, the average commute time is 38 minutes each way for some parts of the country. That is… Read more

Highrise, the 37Signals latest production, has just launched.  Highrise is a nifty little online contact manager.   With Highrise you can: Share contacts and personal info with others in your organization Assign tasks for contacts and reminders that can be sent to your mobile phone Keep a full history of all the interactions you make with… Read more

Behance :: Tip: Laying Your Energy Line The Energy Line is a simple mechanism to graphically display energy allocation. A simple line starting at “Idle” and going up to “Extreme” is drawn along a cork or dry erase board. Then write the names of all of your major projects on small cards. Place t (tags:… Read more

ThinkingRock – Thinking Rock allows you to collect your thoughts and process them into actions, projects, information or future possibilities. Matt’s Idea Blog: Five secret filing hacks from the masters – RIP Twitter (2007-2007) « web1979 – Predicting Twitter’s imminent death. I have to say, I kind of agree more than disagree. Digg – Turn… Read more

Alex Shalman is running a contest to benefit a charity.  For each link he receives to his site, he’s going to donate one dollar to a charity.  The choice of charity will be determined by a random winner on April 15th.  He’s willing to pony up $500 towards a good cause.  There is one rule… Read more

Brain Food – Eat For Productivity – lifehack.org (tags: productivity health nutrition) zen habits: Purpose Your Day: Most Important Task (MIT) Picking that one task per day that you need to get done (tags: goals lifehacks) slacker.com :: welcome to slacker central nifty personalized radio stations like pandora and last.fm (tags: music player radio) The… Read more

25 UC Berkeley Courses Available via Free Video – learnin’ an book stuff for free?! We’ll I’ll be! The Productivity Cycle – slacker.com :: welcome to slacker central – nifty personalized radio stations like pandora and last.fm zen habits: Purpose Your Day: Most Important Task (MIT) – Picking that one task per day that you… Read more

I realize that while this blog focuses on productivity, it’s always interesting to see what people do in their free time.  While these hobbies might tend to distract on occasion, they can also energize and fill our tanks, so to speak. I already know that Brett is a coffee bean nut,  Darren shoots pictures, and… Read more

LifeDev guest-blogger Brett has a great post on how to whip Stikkit into GTD submission, David Allen style. It’s the tagging functionality that will be doing the bulk of the work here, along with heavy use of the ‘aka’ capabilities of Stikkit (more on this later). I’ll be presenting this implementation in a somewhat step-by-step… Read more

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