All posts filed under ‘(Un)Productivity

Writers Against Writing?

A smart line in an annoying advice piece by marketer Ryan Holiday on (not) becoming a writer: Getting published is easy. Getting anyone to care? Well, that’s the hard part. Truth, of course. Publish yourself or get published by a friend – not a big deal. But who’s gonna read it? Unfortunately, the author’s treatment […]

Link: Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

In order to be more productive, I decided to relax and let Tony Schwarz write this article for me: In most workplaces, rewards still accrue to those who push the hardest and most continuously over time. But that doesn’t mean they’re the most productive. This is essential reading. Lots of studies pointing to the advantages […]

Procrastination Week

Even though I have a love-hate relationship with procrastination, it’s a tad ironic that I’ve been surprisingly busy just during the days that Michael Nobbs has declared procrastination week. During this week, I’ve been taking care of two houses, one garden, and one elderly lady, I worked on the first release of the ILIAS LMS […]

Universal Productivity

“The universe, the Greeks believed, was not indifferent. The gods take an interest in human affairs, and intercede for good or ill in our designs.” – Steven Pressfield This post isn’t about being universally productive.1 It’s about how the higher forces of the universe conspire to help us get our work done – if we […]

It’s Not Too Late To Push Your Deadline

My former boss is certainly one of the more interesting persons I know. A professor of political theory, an investigator in the South Pacific, a theologican with an emphasis on logic, a successful visual artist – you name it. There are many things that contributed to his success, but I personally like to think that […]