time management

Forget Time Management—Manage Your Attention

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-02-24

On Forbes: Forget Time Management—Manage Your Attention Baseball players can easily hit home run after home run in batting practice. But things are different when it’s the bottom of the ninth and the game is on the line in a stadium full of people cheering (or maybe booing). The difference

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Frittering the time away

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 04-06-10

Does your company pay as much attention to wasted time as wasted money? I doubt it. Sure, we can throw around the phrase “time is money” but usually in an attempt to tell someone that they’re wasting our time. We have financial reports, ROI, annualized savings, and mechanism after mechanism

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Make the Most of This Time

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-23-09

Are you the only one in the office this week? Or the only one next week? What a great time to get something done that is important, but not urgent. Pick one thing that’s been frustrating you. It could be your own email or file management system, or your project

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2 Quick Tips on Meetings

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-08-09

Everybody loves a good meeting. If you think I’m being sarcastic, then you’ve never been in a good meeting. A good meeting is energizing, productive, focused. But of course most of the meetings that organizations hold are frustrating, unproductive, and wasteful. Here are two quick tips. First, consider if you

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Jason Fried is a lean thinker

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-05-09

Jason Fried of 37signals is a true lean thinker. Here’s how I know: If anyone ever writes us with a complaint, our stance is it’s our fault — for not being clear enough or not making something work the way it should. and some more of his thoughts: We rarely

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