Category Archives: Productivity

Sunday Book Review : Smart Tribes by Christine Comaford

SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together by Christine Comaford
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The content here seems to all line up. The “critter state” seems similar to Seth Godin’s “Lizard Brain”. The concept of a high performing team (tribe) resonates [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I tend to find myself repeatedly finding I agree a lot with Jason and David even though I struggle to identify with them. I thought for sure this [...]

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Face to Face for Remote Team Members

Seeking Presence
Trying to do Agile practices on teams with remote team members is always a challenge. Especially when there is only one person on the team that this not physically co-located with the rest of the team. It is easy [...]

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How do you define your Bootedness?

Defining Bootedness
Julia Ivashina recently asked a very profound question of “How do you define your bootedness? **
She defines it as “the degree to which I master to exhibit rational behavior in situations where spontaneous reaction used to be my first [...]

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Calculating Lead Times While Waiting at the Motor Vehicle Department

I am fascinated with how systems work and how things are designed.  I put myself in observation mode as much as possible.  Today I had to head the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) to get a few automobile titles transferred into [...]

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Productivity Wednesday #7 : Use Email to Connect with Potential Followers

Looking to build your connectivity on Linked In?  Increase your followers on Twitter or Friends on Facebook? Chances are you already communicate with a lot of people via e-mail, but you haven’t taken the time to connect with them elsewhere.

Rapportive [...]

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Productivity Wednesday #6 : Share Digital Content on Social Media with Buffer

If you read a lot of digital content, you should share a lot.  The problem is that you probably read in spurts. If you shared in spurts, you would probably annoy your friends.  Buffer helps fix that problem.
Buffer has great [...]

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Productivity Wednesday #5 : Boomerang for GMail

Sometimes when Getting Things Done, you need a little more power in your inbox than the default.  Boomerang for GMail is the extra horsepower you need.  A few things that Boomerang provides.
1. Send Mail Later
Sometimes you want to send e-mail [...]

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Sunday Book Review : Simpleology by Mark Joyner

Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want by Mark Joyner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This one was a little too self help, buy into my product for my liking. I think that the sections on logic and reasoning [...]

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Hierarchy of Reading

Abraham Maslow made the concept of hierarchies of progression in systems popular via his work on a hierarchy of needs.  Below is a theory about the hierarchy of different types of readers.

Survival Reader
Only reads when critical to survival.  This type of reader regularly denounces [...]

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