(This podcast is also available from iTunes under Productive Flourishing.)
The High Cost of Productivity
In Episode 6, Andre, Dustin, Sara, Duff, and I discuss how productivity principles enhance our day to day experiences. We also have a fairly substantial discussion of “Making it All Work” in the latter half of this conversation. This is the second and last part of this conversation.
In this episode, you’ll hear about…
- How approaching experiences ready to capture alters our experiences
- What the difference between multitasking and capturing is
- Why a productivity “system reset” may be the best thing for you to become more productive
- How sometimes inefficiencies in a system make the system better
- The difference between something being simple, complex, or just plain complicated
- How creative work is different from other types of work – as well as how it’s really not that different
- Why we wouldn’t care about GTD if Making it All Work was the first book rather than the third.
I’ve included the books mentioned in this podcast just in case you’d like to check them out. They’re all affiliate links to Amazon.
- Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
- A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder–How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place
- Man’s Rage for Chaos: Biology, Behavior, and the Arts
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This Episode’s Panelists
Andre Kibbe is the author of Tools for Thought, a blog that explores productivity, creativity and thinking, with an emphasis on the infamous Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. By day, Andre works as a freelance technology writer based in Los Angeles. He can be reached at akibbe02 AT gmail DOT com.
Dustin Wax is the project manager at Stepcase Lifehack. He is also the creator of The Writer’s Technology Companion, a site devoted to the tools of the writing trade. When he’s not writing, he teaches anthropology and gender studies in Las Vegas, NV. He is the author of Don’t Be Stupid: A Guide to Learning, Studying, and Succeeding at College.
Sara Pemberton is the author of On Simplicity, a blog about creating a happier, easier, more enjoyable life for yourself by focusing on simplicity. She has a background in writing and education; she approaches personal development from a deconstructionist perspective. She can be reached at sara AT onsimplicity DOT net.
Duff McDuffee is the author of Precision Change, a blog that deconstructs personal development and features a podcast interview of David Allen. Duff coaches people and helps them dissolve internal “resistance” with a gentle, powerful process called Core Transformation. Follow him on Twitter: duffmcduffee.