Is A Deep Work Deficiency Stifling Your Productivity? An Interview With Cal Newport

Is A Deep Work Deficiency Stifling Your Productivity? An Interview With Cal Newport

Here’s a challenge that’s harder than you might admit: Sit down with a project and focus on it, uninterrupted, for the next 90 minutes. No email, no chat, and no jumping between tasks. Oh, and touching your phone (which you do an average of 2,617 times per day) is off limits, too.

7 Signs You are Not Managing Your Calendar (or Your Time) Effectively

7 Signs You are Not Managing Your Calendar (or Your Time) Effectively

Just because your calendar is full doesn’t mean that you’re an effective time manager. It just means that you have a full diary. As a result you’re probably stressed and running around like a maniac. Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life.

Fill Up Your Google Calendar So Other People Can’t Steal Your Time 

Fill Up Your Google Calendar So Other People Can’t Steal Your Time 

Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.

Derfor skal vi huske manden, der reddede verden

Derfor skal vi huske manden, der reddede verden

Han reddede verden i al ubemærkethed. Og han døde i al ubemærkethed. Stanislav Petrov blev 77 år. “Jeg har aldrig mødt ham – og alligevel har han været med mig i de sidste to år,” skriver Simon Kratholm Ankjærgaard, som er journalist og historiker.

The Tragic Crash of Flight AF447 Shows the Unlikely but Catastrophic Consequences of Automation

The Tragic Crash of Flight AF447 Shows the Unlikely but Catastrophic Consequences of Automation

The tragic crash of Air France 447 (AF447) in 2009 sent shock waves around the world. The loss was difficult to understand given the remarkable safety record of commercial aviation.

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

33 Management Hacks Smart Bosses Should Have in Their Bag of Tricks

If you’re a manager, I have profound respect for you. You’re probably juggling several things — recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues and, of course, keeping customers happy.

The 80/20 Rule: Find And Remove Your Internal Blocks To Improve Productivity

The 80/20 Rule: Find And Remove Your Internal Blocks To Improve Productivity

Does your work week often start like this? It’s Monday. Coffee in hand, you browse through your email, Trello, Slack channels, and Instagram feed, taking stock of what to-do’s lay ahead, what your sister did in Cancun this morning, and all the projects your team has piled on your plate.

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students “succeed” (learn the material and perform well), while others didn’t? Why did certain smart kids fail to learn hard concepts, while cer

How to Win Arguments Without Making Enemies

How to Win Arguments Without Making Enemies

Arguments are inevitable in any human endeavor. Unfortunately, few people know how to argue effectively. As a result, many business meetings waste time and money in pointless squabbling. When confronted with a contrary opinion, unsophisticated people tend attack the other person’s credibility (e.g.

An Agile Trello Workflow That Keeps Tasks Flexible

An Agile Trello Workflow That Keeps Tasks Flexible

Getting things done isn’t just about shipping a product, or checking off items on a list, or even about marking a project as “Done.” Getting things done is a process: it’s a way of thinking that involves planning, execution, iteration, and reflection. There are often setbacks.

7 Dumb Things Smart People Do That Limit Their Careers

7 Dumb Things Smart People Do That Limit Their Careers

Just because your smart doesn’t mean that you’re not going to make dumb mistakes, mistakes that can hamper your career and hold you back. No matter how smart you are, you won’t achieve your full potential until you stop making this seven stupid mistakes.

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals. If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months.

This Is How To Have A Great Vacation: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

This Is How To Have A Great Vacation: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller! To check it out, click here. You’d like to be on vacation right now, wouldn’t you?