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The Ultimate RULE of Productivity and why most of what you know about productivity is incorrect.

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In 1911, a genius revealed a forgotten science of how to be 50x more productive without working…

In 1911, a genius revealed a forgotten science of how to be 50x more productive without working…

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The Maker of the Modern World (Part 1)

Frederick Winslow Taylor is the creator of the science of management. 

Peter Drucker attributes almost all the important management innovations in the last century:...

More productive without working more hours

  • For hundreds of years there had been no increase in the ability of workers to turn out goods or to move goods.
  • Over the long run, productivity determines what governments societies adopt.
  • If productivity drops for too long, revolutions happen.

ROBERT SOLOW

“You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

— Nobel laureate Robert Solow

The Greatest Productivity Hack

Most people into productivity (including myself) had never heard of the most important breakthrough in the history of productivity or the person behind it.

I wanted to understand why the 50x shift happened in the first place and how to replicate it with knowledge work instead of just manual...

The principles of scientific management “can be applied with equal force to all social activities: to the management of our homes; the management of our farms; the management of the business of our tradesmen, large and small; of our churches, our philanthropic institutions, our universities, and ...

The Maker of the Modern World (Part 2)

In 1977, Frederick Winslow Taylor was ranked the #1 contributor ever to management thought and practice by a panel of business and economics historians beating out the likes of John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Sloan, Th...

The Maker of the Modern World (Part 3)

Taylor was later diagnosed with the eye condition of Astigmatism. A condition which today is easy to diagnose and fix. Straining to focus on words was what caused the headaches.

Taylor dropped out. So, by a weird quirk of fate, Taylor went to the shop floor as an apprentice machinist rather...

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