Posts Tagged: Efficency

INDIA: Trains,Traffic, & Women

A few months ago I spent two weeks in India with my daughter. I can’t wait to go back, but it was my first Asian experince, and being an efficiency geek and a numbers geek there’s lots that catches my interest here. Trains The trains are packed. This is a city of 12-20 million people (depending on which… Read more »

Why Planning & Scheduling is so Important

If you’re the sort of person who resists planning, it’s probably holding you back… [Smart people] can get away with not planning for much longer than most… But as time demands increase — you get a new job, you’re short staffed, you get married or have kids, or your health changes — a life without planning or… Read more »

Don’t follow your passion.

If you poll a thousand people who are successful, they’ll all say that they love what they do. And so the broad conclusion of the world is that if you do what you love, then you’ll be successful. That might be true. But it also might be the case that if you’re successful, you love… Read more »

The Number One Way to Tame Email

The best way to tame your email is simply to check it less often. For most people once a day is best. Check it at a time when you have time to follow up. Email should never be used for things that need an immediate response. That’s why we have text, phone, instant messaging, and… Read more »

Good stress

The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of… Read more »

Finally! There’s a “mail to self” option for iPhone

UPDATE: it doesn’t work with Reeder app. It only sends the article title, no other information. So sad. 95% of the time when I email something from my phone, I’m emailing it to myself. With iOS8 it’s possible to have “extensions” to do smart things. In this case “Mail to Self“, which does exactly what… Read more »