Very insightful thoughts on how combat firehosing, burying the truth under a huge pile of low-quality information and even lies:
[…] there is no substitute for teaching actual critical thinking, for good quality journalism, and for scientific literacy
Stukje bij beetje gaan de bedrijven de goede kant uit: Bij deze bedrijven moet je stil zijn onder werktijd: ‘Ik krijg veel meer gedaan’ × Madelon Meester
Is er op jouw kantoor ook tijd en ruimte voor stilte?
Far too many people are unaware of the real consequences of giving up their privacy. As Carissa Véliz writes, privacy is not a private issue, privacy is a collective issue.
Because we are intertwined in ways that make us vulnerable to each other, we are responsible for each other’s privacy. I might, for instance, be extremely careful with my phone number and physical address. But if you have me as a contact in your mobile phone and then give access to companies to that phone, my privacy will be at risk regardless of the precautions I have taken. This is why you shouldn’t store more sensitive data than necessary in your address book, post photos of others without their permission, or even expose your own privacy unnecessarily. When you expose information about yourself, you are almost always exposing information about others.
I had exactly the same problem happen to me.
Even though I have my iPhone configured to only allow calls from my contacts, some some spam calls got through. I just needed to delete my old ‘Don’t answer’ contact, which I used in the past to silence known phone spammers.
The is so much great advice in this article. More than ‘hacks’ these are basic principles.
A neuroscientist shares 5 ways to hack productivity × Aileen Kwun
I advised many coaching clients to create a repository of great questions. I always say that the quality of your thoughts is directly related to the quality of the questions you ask.
To become more efficient, ask better questions × Thomas Oppong
This is such a great list of healthy habits by Nicholas Bate: Hunter-Gatherer 21C: The Complete Two Score and Ten
Este altavoz es mío: qué manera más poetica de hablar de POSSE.
Who else finds this Google patent super creepy?
Derek Sivers discusses what it is like to live according to your values:
Once you realize that one value is more important to you than another, you have to ask yourself if you’re living accordingly.
What’s ultimately more important to you?
- Learning? Or creating?
- Money? Or time?
- Expanding? Or focusing?
- (… etc.)
Once you know which takes top place, consider taking it to an extreme, to its logical conclusion, and optimizing your entire life around that top priority, letting go of almost everything else.
This is so important. If everything is a priority, nothing is and your output will most likely be mediocre.
Garrett Dimon on quitting analytics:
What over a decade of number-crunching analytics has taught me is that spending an hour writing, sharing, or helping someone is infinitely more valuable than spending that hour swimming through numbers
This is so true. I do have statistics, but hardly ever look at them.
After reading this article I started a deep dive into what psychologists call the ‘perceived aversiveness of the task’.
You know, that little task that somehow feels very big…
Personal effectiveness basics: steps you can take to keep your concentration and accomplish everything faster.
One tidbit I liked:
Creating lists can be a double-edged sword. Lists can certainly help you keep track of and prioritize tasks, but if a lack of focus is due to feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be accomplished, then creating a long list of tasks may make things worse
6 Tips to Improve Your Focus at Work and Get Everything Done Faster
The mind is a mysterious organ.
But there are some things we know about it… and then there are some myths.
I am going to try out this meeting structure in our next team meeting: How to host the best meeting of the week.
The mind is powerful:
If you think you don’t have time, you’re probably right.
If you think you have plenty of time, you’re probably right.
You might be living in a ‘time-scarcity’ mindset.
Derek dreams on…
When considering effectiveness, most experts focus on attention management.
However, daydreaming offers additional productivity benefits.
Monty Python And The Holy Grail is available for free on YouTube
Happy anniversary, blogging!
25 years ago, Dave Winer had the fantastic idea to start a blog.
Without knowing Dave’s work or the existance of blogging, I accidentally started what I called my ‘News page’ three years later…