Semi-regularly, I’ve been doing something I called “Paper Therapy.” The idea was simple: “Write on paper till your brain has nothing left in it.” This stupidly simple idea has often been miraculous in helping me clear my mind and think of ideas or options that I was unable to just “think in my head.” AndContinue reading “Freewriting – Review of the Accidental Genius book”
I was struggling with focus in the past week, and I needed a refresher of the basics. So I was looking for reading a new book that I haven’t read before, and luckily there was a free one – the Focus Manifesto by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.com fame
I talked about Productivity, GTD, and Pomodoro at Barcamp Bangalore 10. It was a fun interactive session which is always the best feature of a Barcamp audience.
How I switched from simple time tracking to using the Pomodoro technique by reading this excellent book.
I recently read the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It is about how the simple idea of checklists transformed the medical, aeronautical and architecture industries. And it could change yours too.
81 people have asked me about “Innovation – ways to make people innovate.” That’s a hard question. Especially because I’m always wary of using such an ambiguous term. And more so, when there are far more qualified people to answer out there. Since I have been asked the question, I am jotting down my thoughtsContinue reading “Creativity x Organization = Impact”
Cal Newport, one of my favorite bloggers ever, wrote about the upside of deep procrastination last week. I had a few thoughts on the subject. So what is deep procrastination? You know you’re in it when “No matter how dire the stakes, starting work becomes an insurmountable prospect.” I remember this starkly happen to me whenContinue reading “About Deep Procrastination”
Update on 5 Oct, 2012 : Still on Mac applications, but now using the free email mailbox option of my domain registrar Gandi.net + local Thunderbird email folders instead of Rackspace Email. Desktop apps are better for frequently used stuff. No matter how many times web apps lure me into “available everywhere” + “mobile syncing”Continue reading “An experiment to be Google-Free”
Listening to Seth Godin say “What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship” reminded me of the The Cult of Done manifesto: If you find the image inconvenient to read, here’s the text: There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. Accept that everything isContinue reading “The point of being Done”
– Work – Resolutions Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans. I got sidetracked by struggling to make a business. But don’t regret it for even a moment. Learned a lot about the real world. Changed from being a meek guy who liked to hide behind email to someone who hasContinue reading “Musings on 2009”