Cal Newport on Facebook and Network Effects

Newport says that unlike adding a phone to your life in 1908 would give you something you couldn’t get anywhere else, real time communication with people over distance, social networks provide: In 2018, joining a network like Facebook enables you to connect with or monitor the status of people you know using digital networks. Unlike […]

Jeff Perry and GTD Capture

Jeff writing for Rocket Panda on Capture: When it comes to GTD, the first thing you are introduced to is the idea of “Capture.” For the most part it’s straightforward. You can’t store your ideas without getting them out of your head, so you need to have a system in place to make it seamless […]

Newt Scamander and masculinity

Very much enjoyed watching this video on Newt and how he shows masculinity in a non-traditional way. I watched the movie and enjoyed it, but I didn’t think of his masculinity on the terms provided. We do need male role models that break out of the typical role model we get stuck with.

Freelance Friday 034 – Nov 30 2018

It is a big week. You’ve got a few hours left to join Jason and I and Stop the Freelance Feast and Famine Cycle. We present at 12:30 Pacific. The second big thing was the launch of my latest book The Freelancer’s Guide to Getting Started. If you’ve been looking for a plan to get […]

Weekly Logging with Your Bullet Journal

One of the best spreads I added to my Bullet Journal was the weekly collection. I included it in my book, Analogue Productivity, and you can see it written up here. Today’s video is going to walk you through my exact planning process for a week. I used this exact weekly spread for November 19 […]

Scene On Radio – Men

I heard about Scene on Radio when their series on Seeing White came out. It’s on my list to listen to, but I also saw their season on Men was currently going so that’s where I started. Now, I’m a white dude, which puts me at the most advantage possible. The author’s do acknowledge that […]

Advice on making things simple from Danny Brown

Where many marketing books are huge and complex, Danny Brown in Why Simple Works, contends that they don’t have to be. He tells us to forget focus groups and some complex survey system when we’re looking to improve our products. Ask our sales people what the biggest technical hurdles to purchase are and fix those. […]

The Simple Ivy Lee Method

This is from James Clear: I don’t believe there is anything magical about Lee’s number of six important tasks per day. It could just as easily be five tasks per day. However, I do think there is something magical about imposing limits upon yourself. I find that the single best thing to do when you […]

Patrick on being remarkable

I literally just finished editing my review of Talk Triggers and Patrick wrote an excellent post that goes nicely with it. In his book Purple Cow Seth Godin talks about making a product that’s remarkable. To be remarkable, Godin says, is to be “worth talking about. Worth noticing. Exceptional. New. Interesting.” Talk Triggers is about […]

Lisa recommended my book

She did it here. I follow Lisa and almost every month she has a book I want to read. This month it’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. You can buy my book here.

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