2016 - My year in review
31 Dec 2016
In the wider world, it seems like 2016 has been disastrous in many ways. However, for me, 2016 was really a chance for a redo of 2015 as I’d originally wanted it to be. As it draws to a close it feels...
Thoughts on Productivity
07 Dec 2016
The traditional economic business definition of productivity is a simple equation: Productivity = Output / Input You either need to increase output compared to the input or decrease the input compared to the output. If you produce 5 widgets in one hour...
Motivation is an illusion
23 Nov 2016
Lately I’ve been thinking about motivation and how you make progress on your goals. First, in a week of serendipitous moments, I read an article by Amy Hoy. Then I listened to a podcast with Jocko Wilink who both talked about this...
The Five Minute Journal
23 Sep 2016
Sometimes life gets the better of you. I have been aiming to write an article each week but with limited time available it’s easy to let it slip. Suddenly you realise it’s been six weeks or so since you last posted. Limited...
Own What You Care About
09 Aug 2016
If you’re anything like me you have a lot of stuff, accumulated bit by bit over the years. A wardrobe of clothes you rarely wear, shelves full of books, racks of CDs, DVDs and games plus all sorts of other paraphernalia. I...
Priorities and Progress
29 Jul 2016
I’ve resolved myself to keep a weekly publishing schedule but this week I’ve been using my scheduled morning writing time to prioritise working on and launching an email course at work. Last night I didn’t think I would reach my target for...
22 Jul 2016
Have you seen the brilliant “We’re the superhumans” trailer on Channel 4 for the upcoming Paralympics? I dare you not to be moved. It’s inspiring and uplifting to see the lengths that people go to, to overcome and achieve something. The title...
How I use Alfred to turbo-charge my daily work
15 Jul 2016
If you’ve used OS X on a mac then you’ve probably used a feature called Spotlight, a built-in function which helps you find and open applications and files on your computer. In recent releases it’s gotten smarter by getting results from more...
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