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I have written more than 150 articles about Productivity. They cover many aspects of the popular GTD methodology which I actively practice, along with articles on technology that include cool hardware devices and valuable software tools

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The 12 Pains of Christmas | An Executive Sing-a-Long

The holidays are here and we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to get it all done. You know, all the productivity stuff we talk about?

S o, instead of asking you to work at something – anything – I’ve decided to give you a gift of holiday music to spark your spirit!

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There’s a lot of song-writing competition from a bunch of animated folks … Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Shrek, the Muppets, the Chipmunks … so what can go wrong with my brilliant effort at song-writing?

There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

Yeah, I know, don’t quit your day job.

So, feel free to sing along to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. Key of D Sharp, please.

All together now:

The first thing in business that’s such a pain to me… is the never-ending stinking eee-mail.

Don’t miss every one of the 12 Pains of Christmas

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Monday Quote of the Week: Are you focused on the process or only on the outcome?

Too simple? Not really because results flow from actions. We can never be sure of the outcome despite our good intentions, but we CAN try hard enough to give us the best chance for success.

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Monday Quote of the Week: How hard is simplicity?

You’ve probably heard the axiom, “I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have time”?

That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than compled. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

That’s the essence of this quote … and a core principle that has launched Apple’s meteoric rise to become the most valuable company in the world.

What are you doing to make your life simpler?

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