Archive for the ‘Time management’ Category

May 7, 2010 8

New paths to “research productivity”

By in Time management, Writing

Tweet “Incrementing productivity” is oftentimes framed in terms of incentives. The simpler incentives are, of course, monetary incentives. Academia is in this respect not so different from the business world – or so think many university managers and administrators. Some well endowed universities pay a premium to productive researchers: for instance, €3,000 for an article [...]

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January 12, 2010 0

Snowbound! Tips for working from home

By in Multitasking, Time management

Tweet The last week or two has seen some serious winter weather here in the UK. Schools have been cancelled, transport delayed, idiots arrested for driving on frozen canals, and all those other things you would typically associate with places like Canada, not the balmy UK. (No, on second thought, I take back that thing [...]


October 29, 2009 4


By in Time management

Tweet Procrastination, the mother of all productivity sins (or virtues), is the theme of this infographic video by John Kelly. (via Information Aesthetics and Cool Infographics).

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September 9, 2009 3

Being a genius or having a genius?

By in Cognitive science, Time management, Writing

Tweet If you’re not already aware of the excellent TED conferences and talks, I would strongly recommend going to their site and having a poke around. There are some fascinating people and ideas featured but be prepared to spend a bit of time: most of the content consists of 18 minute video talks. One of [...]

August 28, 2009 4

Benjamin Franklin: the grandfather of personal productivity?

By in Evaluation, Time management

Tweet A few years ago I visited the Huntington Library in Los Angeles. We spent most of our time poking around the beautiful gardens, enjoying the Californian sun. But the Library collection is pretty remarkable too and it holds copies of the Gutenberg bible, Audubon’s bird drawings, early Shakespeare editions and – a definite highlight [...]

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