productivity Tag

I'm often asked to distill my post-Wall Street career transformation into some simple advice. And when I think about my business today - the speaking engagements, consulting, coaching, and press there's one thing that sticks out: a consistent writing practice. People assume that I've always been...

Instagram and ice cream are two of my vices. And their utility functions are eerily similar. Nothing beats the first bite of ice cream. Actually, something does - the second. Yet the climax hits before you know it. And not before long, you've downed a...

I recently read about an insane time hack involving a microwave and a "ruthlessly" organized university chancellor. Instead of setting cook times of 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 - this time hacker types in 1:11, 2:22 and 3:33, saving the their index finger one inch of travel...

I have something to admit. I am reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the first time. But my actual confession is that I'm struggling to read it. And while I can read blog posts and articles until I'm blue in the face, it's increasingly hard...

Barbecues. Pool parties. Music festivals. We’re in that magical part of the year, where we all naturally take our feet off the pedal of achievement and soak in some of life’s delights - both big and small. And I’m in the bonus rounds. With two tiny...

Our first guest Tiago Forte returns to close out the first season of Rad Awakenings. Tiago's the founder of Forte Labs, an education company focused on productivity and learning. He believes that technology has fundamentally changed the way we work - as entrepreneurs or as...

“What gets measured, gets mastered” often gets attributed to Peter Drucker, the legendary management thinker. But with business and life moving at light speed, how can we create a habit to notice our surroundings and feelings? I spoke to the information designer Giorgia Lupi the Rad...

Every morning I flag 10 items on my Omnifocus to-do list app for attempted completion. I always, always end up knocking off 3 items, at best. I end the day demoralized, often with a little bit of self-loathing. Maybe it's just an instance of reality overpowering...