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The three-or-four-hours rule for getting creative work done.

“There aren’t many hard-and-fast rules of time management that apply to everyone, always, regardless of situation or personality… But I think there might be one: you almost certainly can’t consistently do the kind of work that demands serious mental focus […]

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Sitting and standing at work.

“The bottom line: Sit to do computer work. Sit using a height-adjustable, downward titling keyboard tray for the best work posture, then every 20 minutes stand for 8 minutes AND MOVE for 2 minutes. … Simply standing is insufficient.” | learn more

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What you’re getting wrong about customer journeys.

This HBR article makes the point that simplistic thinking about customer journeys holds back product managers. Instead, the author introduces the customer journey matrix between effortless/effortful and predictable/unpredictable. | learn more

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Circular time vs. linear time.

This is a fascinating concept that I hadn’t heard of before. It begins with the idea that for farmers, time is circular, and curls back into itself, while for nomads and merchants time is linear as they journey through ever-changing […]

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Life is not short.

“This is a fictional but realistic interview with Seneca based on his essay “On The Shortness Of Life”. His responses are either direct quotes, or based on his writings. Citations are included so you can see the original context for […]

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It’s worse than you think.

“Here’s a surprisingly useful question to ask yourself next time you’re stumped by a problem, daunted by a challenge, or stuck in a creative rut: “What if this situation is even worse than I thought?” | learn more