I use to travel, a lot. The worst part about travelling was the loss of time. Yes, I could try to work on the plane but it was never very efficient. Inevitably, a lot of the time in travel was just dead time. Boy, did that turn out to be productive!Continue reading »
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I just spent the weekend at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals watching a lot of real smart and very creative kids show their solutions to various creative problems. It reminded me that they were good not only because they were smart and talented, but because they spent their time, with a passion, doing this kind of stuff.Continue reading »
It only takes one key item to make a day successful. Often for me it is a well written e-mail that outlines a problem and drives a set of actions. As busy as the rest of the day may be, this one item makes the day a success and often, if it was insightful enough, makes days or weeks successful.Continue reading »
My article on e-mail infoglut resulted in a pointer from DoddsSimon to Inbox Zero by Merlin Mann. Merlin takes classic time management ideas and applies them to e-mail. One notion he presents is that much of your e-mail becomes "dead skeletal husks" and can be thrown away. I'm going to suggest instead that your "old" e-mail can be a great project management tool.Continue reading »
IEEE Spectrum ran an article on "Infoglut" in October 2009. The article was light on specific techniques to manage "Infoglut", so here are five related to e-mail that I've found useful for the project manager, or any manager for that matter.Continue reading »