Inbox Zero is dead for me

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For as many years as I’ve had e-mail, I’ve tried to keep my inbox empty. First it was because I liked neatness, then because David Allen’s GTD mandated it, and then because Merlin Mann came up with some excellent techniques for keeping your inbox empty. The problem is, the problem has gone from out-of-control to […]

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Three things quick

First off, a hardy thanks to those who commented on this post, or tweeted, or emailed, or IM’ed, or called. Like the song says, I get by with a little help from my friends… Speaking of help, if you need to kick your web site into a higher gear, you could do worse than attend AppSumo’s Action […]

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I’m Back. Here’s Why.

For the past two months, hell for the past 3 decades, every time I sit down in front of computer to create I have to push myself to do it. It’s like a force field or some sort of invisble mind-sucking SciFi monster pushing me away from creating. I can spend all day answering emails, […]

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Poking you about Poke the Box

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I’d like ask you to do one small thing. Not for me – for you. Right now buy Seth Godin’s about-to-be-unleashed Poke the Box (Kindle version). While it still in experimental pre-release the bigger the buzz, the lower the price mode and it costs one buck. Don’t cycle through all the old lame excuses – […]

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A real Knowledge Factory…

If you are wondering what the big deal is about Seth Godin’s Domino Project, watch this video: While the factory machinery, Linotype machines and such are gone, the process is just as mechanical and industrial today as 60 years ago. If that sounds as crazy as building and selling a “car” that’s a mechanical horse […]

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Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers!

Community News: Any time you put a now-obvious unmet need, a new startup and a cat on a keyboard together, you can pretty much bet I will run with it: Corey Maass (Gelform) has a great teaser up for Cue, the app you need If you run meetups, have gigs, or just organize happy hour […]

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Are you planning your Maker time?

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Last month I read Paul Graham’s‘ Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule post, and I’m still mulling it over. The gist is that Makers – programmers, artists, writers, creatives – need big blocks of uninterrupted time they can use to immerse themselves in their craft and create. Manager time is all about synching the moving gears of […]

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Time to trust your gut.

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Since I got word today that I made the Domino Project street team cut, I thought I should explain why you’ll be reading even more posts here from me singing the praise of Seth Godin. After all, what proof do I have this Domino thing is going to not just turn into a fancy book hype […]

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An alternative to Whack-a-Mole Mondays?

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Pat and I interviewed Pierre Khawand early this morning, and while we got plenty out of the interview – so much so we need to invite him back, soon – the most valuable productivity advise for me was how to win at the Monday Whack-a-Mole game. You know how this game is played – and […]

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Google Developer Periodic Table

Google Developer Periodic Table

What a cool idea! (And yes, each one leads to the dev page for that product.) Google Developer Periodic Table Now if only there was the same for Microsoft and Apple! (Another find by Corey)

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