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Anthony Pica

Productivity

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Why work hard?

Conventional wisdom says to work smarter, not harder. But I think it's terrible advice.

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The Strategy of Elimination (via negativa)

Rather than doing more to be productive, you can identify what to eliminate to work smarter.

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The first 10 minutes

I've been training to seek out those first 10 minutes.

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But what color is the bike shed?

People spend too much time on trivial issues, myself included.

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Don't break the chain

Whatever you're striving for, don't break the chain!

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The Zeigarnik Effect

There's a simple solution to mitigate the negative effect that open tasks have on our minds.