Open Loops 1/16/2015

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers.

Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on Pixar’s Lessons For Success; a better way to declutter – by category; and why electronics don’t belong in the bedroom.

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One Productivity Tool? Or Many?

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Somebody asked me recently what I thought of single solution productivity tools. They mentioned a particular software that had a calendar, task list, project list, and contacts, and you could read your email from within the software.

Today we will look at the difference between single- and multi-tool productivity solutions.

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Don’t Work From Your Inbox

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When people have email lingering in their inboxes, there is generally one reason why. It’s not because they aren’t opening the emails, or because they’re not realizing they have to do something with the email.

It’s because they are trying to work from their inboxes.

This is a really bad idea, and today we will look at why people do it, and what should be done instead.

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Open Loops 1/9/2015

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

This week I highlight articles on making daily unpleasantness less unpleasant; wrist wrests and the damage they do; how to cut cable; making a daily practice.

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