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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Haunting Word on Productivity

A post by Tim Challies has been haunting me all week so now I'm sharing the love. He provocatively challenges that there are six things that get in the way of productivity we need to toss out. There's plenty of hyperbole here, but he's in good company on that tactic. Challies is no traditionalist on technology. His book The Next Story is a must read for thinking through your relationship with technology.

He argues we need to:
  1. Get rid of email
  2. Get rid of distractions
  3. Get rid of notifications
  4. Get rid of mobile
  5. Get rid of multitasking
  6. Get rid of your phone
Just reading that list won't have much effect, but his post will get under your skin. I'm not the first to have given away precious time to these tools or circumstances that needed to be invested differently.

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