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The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done
In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion. In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science.

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Newton’s 3 laws of productive motion

  • Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. Find a way to get started in less than 2 minutes.

  • Work hard, but make sure you work on the right ...

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