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“I’ll finish it this week” and other lies

“A small group of postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates inadvertently formed a longitudinal study contrasting expected productivity levels with actual productivity levels. Over the last nine months, our group self-reported 559 tasks, dates, and completion times – expected and actual.” | learn […]

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Be impatient

“Being impatient is the best way to get faster at things. And across a surprising number of domains, being really fast correlates strongly with being effective.” | learn more

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Productive group meetings over video

Real-time brainstorming has a handful of known challenges that limit its effectiveness. Tom Tunguz writes: “Remote work changes this for brainstorming meetings and collaboration broadly defined. The secret is Google Docs.” | learn more

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Alexander Graham Bell’s secret to productivity. 

This is an interesting article. It describes tying types of work to specific locations to reinforce neural pathways in your brain. It explains why people sometimes have trouble working out at home (i.e. in their living room). | learn more