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Always keeping emails short is a simple rule, but the effects can be profound. Once you no longer think of email as a general-purpose tool for talking about anything at any time, its strangleho...

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A World Without Email - Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload

A World Without Email - Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload

by Cal Newport

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The Hyperactive Hive Mind

There is an underlying belief, in the knowledge sector, that hyper-communication equals work. We are part of a workflow centered around ongoing conversations fueled by unstructured and unscheduled ...

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A terrible way to extract value from human neurons

According to data gathered by the time-tracking software RescueTime

  • Half of the us...

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Attention switching costs are huge on our brains and workflows. This means that constantly jumping from one task to another brings with it a sign...

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For those individuals who score high in neuroticism (a personality trait that is correlated with high leve...

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CAL NEWPORT

There's nothing fundamental about these newly increased workloads; they're instead an unintended side effect—a source of stress and anxiety that we can diminish if we're willing to step awa...

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The rate of spread of email since the 90s has been outstanding, almost to such a point that the hyperactive hive mind workflow has chosen us.

3 main drivers for this

  • “The ...

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CAL NEWPORT

Once we understand the contours of our frustrations with knowledge work, we recognize that we have the potential to make these efforts not only massively more productive but also massively ...

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Attention capital is creating workflows that optimize the human brain's ability to add value to information. Not just to chase our own tails and send and receive more emails.

The optimal way ...

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Incorporating efficient production processes into knowledge work can make an incredible difference in increasing performance and minimizes ambiguity as to what to work on at any given time. Tas...

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By spending more time setting up rules or protocols for work in advance, we can spend less effort coordinating the work at the moment.

An eg: The standard protocol meeting sc...

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The specialization principle says that doing fewer things with higher quality and more accountability can significantly improve productivity. Basically, applying essentialism to knowledge w...

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