Topic: productivity

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute Besides Complain And/Or Sulk

10 Things To Do On Your Morning Commute Besides Complain And/Or Sulk

Yes, commuting via public transportation (and car, oftentimes) sucks. It is tedious and stressful and frustrating and often unpleasant smelling. Unfortunately, unless you work from home, there is very little you can do to eliminate the need for commuting and, like all things that are impossible to change without a teleportation machine, it is very annoying when you complain about it (see also: commercials, traffic, cell phone service, the weather more than the single allotted grumble per day).

So, what can you do instead of whine to whomever your with or stare off blankly into the distance (the distant, distant window across the car from you)? Well, there are actually a fair amount of semi-productive to productive things you can occupy your thoughts with. More »

Bullish: Why Working From Home Wins

Bullish: Why Working From Home Wins

Earlier this year, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who tells us she’s not a feminist (and that feminism has become “a more negative word”), both built herself a nursery in the office and also canceled everyone else’s work-from-home situations, because water cooler discussions are apparently more valuable than the people who live far from a Yahoo office, have disabilities that make commuting difficult, have babies but aren’t CEO, etc. More »

Bullish: Pre-Internet Productivity Tips for the Young and Sprightly

Bullish: Pre-Internet Productivity Tips for the Young and Sprightly

There are a lot of things that were pretty hard to do before the Internet. For instance, meet a lot of people who have the same obscure disease or sexual fetish as you. Or get detailed directions from a particular address in Dover to a particular address in Minneapolis. Or find and purchase a song you heard on the radio (but you don’t know who it’s by, and all you remember is that it contains the words “try to find you” and “all the flowers”). More »

How To Be A Productivity Zombie

How To Be A Productivity Zombie

After readingJen Dziura’s fantastic piece on Productivity Unicorns, (an improvement on productivity ninjas) I started thinking about legendary creatures that inspire our work personas. Those are all very well, but for sheer effectiveness in reaching their goals, I don’t think anything can beat a zombie. Obviously. Here’s why you should be channeling a zombie in all your day to day business interactions:
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