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- Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy
- The History Of The To-Do List (And How To Make Yours More Effective)
- Marie Curie's Best Productivity Tricks
- How To Inflate Tasks And Extend Due Dates
- Seven Ways To Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You
- Why Some Of The World's Most Productive People Have Empty Schedules
When I was a kid, I read a book called The Listmaker. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organise and make sense of her life. At the time, I didn’t read any more into it besides the fact that this was an odd hobby for a pre-teen girl to spend so much time on. Now, although I don’t remember the book that well, I do see much more significance in the humble list — especially after researching where they come from and why we make lists.
iPhone: To-do apps are everywhere, but finding one that’s feature-packed, easy to use and based on the GTD system is tough. DashPlus is based on Patrick Rhone’s Dash/Plus system, but fans of the GTD method might want to take a look at it as well.
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only woman to win it in two different fields. She coined the term radioactivity, discovered radium (which eventually killed her), and managed to get things done regardless of the fact that the scientific world didn’t always take her seriously. Here’s how she did it.
There are lots of reasons you might want to postpone deadlines or puff up your work so it looks bigger than it may be. Maybe you don’t need the pressure. Maybe your boss constantly underestimates the actual work everything requires. Either way, if you’re willing to play the game, you can take control of your workload and not let it control you.