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The Productivity Equation

The Productivity Equation

Ali Abdaal

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The Evolution Of "Productivity"

  • Back in the Industrial Revolution context, productivity was translated into the amount of production per factory or per worker for a given day.
  • These days the discussion revolves more about personal productivity and it relates to how much w...

Productivity = Useful Output/Time x Fun Factor

The more output we generate, the more productive we are; also the less time it takes to generate it, the more productive we are. But we should give our energy the useful things - there no point in being productive if we are no...

It's very important to make our productive tasks enjoyable.

When the activities we are focusing on are pleasant to us, the fun factor influences our outputs and the the time we take to make them. Plus, we no longer have to worry about motivation, c...

The plane, pilot, engineer analogy - these are the roles we play in a day:

  • On pilot mode (10-15% of our time): This represents the time of the day the when we have clarity and we decide where we want to go. The pilot sets the course/ the directio...

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