Tweet Prof. John Perry (Standford) might be onto something with his Structured Procrastination idea: the procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important. Source: Structured Procrastination Now, if only someone came up with a way to use Structured Procrastination to increase productivity, [...]
Archive for September, 2006
Tweet Some programs out there offer you the possibility of reading faster by avoiding eye movements and backtracking. The two most popular ones (web-based) are spreeder and ZAP Reader. Some links on the technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_Serial_Visual_Presentat… http://news.com.com/2100-1046_3-5785579.html http://www.buddybuzz.net/rel/Web/index.html The experience is jarring (as if reading online wasn’t hard enough on the eyes), but it does seem to decrease [...]
Tweet This is a review of toDoList, a free, open source program to organize your tasks. It is very flexible and configurable and has replaced my main organized, a program that I believed suited me perfectly.
Tweet When we first discussed the idea of academic productivity blog, our first thoughts were about the irony of it – how would writing a blog about productivity increase my productivity? And we were blogging about productivity rather than working, surely we wouldn’t be best placed person to give productivity advice? If you really want [...]