Check out Eileen Brady’s minute of insight for entrepreneurs that works for all of us! “It’s really the individuals that can get up and say … I’m just going to try and win the day and move on and win the next day that end up making it.” (From GOOD’s minute of insight series.)
How to Build the Machine that Builds the Product
“The hard part is building the machine that builds the product.” - Dennis Crowley Successful entrepreneurs like Dennis Crowley and Mike Karnjanaprakorn at SkillShare have pointed that building a great product is only step one. The next, harder step is building the machine that builds the product which turns improvement into a repeatable process. Mark Pincus, discussing his...
Happy Monday! Keep on, keepin’ on!
Ira Glass’s wise words on closing the gap between your work and your ambitions: Do a lot of work! (original design by Sawyer Hollenshead)
Terri Trespicio on How to Own Your Time
Terri Trespicio is a writer, editor, host, broadcaster, healthy living expert, and former senior editor at Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine. She also hosted the live, daily call-in show “Whole Living” on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM 110. Terri has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, and The Martha Stewart Show. She’s also the creator of Best Decision All Day. We...
Know Yourself to Have the Confidence to...
James Chin is a guest columnist and a professional poker player living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas. On the one hand, if you’ve had bad results for an extended period of time, then you must be receptive to the possibility that you’ve been doing something wrong and,...
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The always wonderful Maria Popova at Brain Pickings delves into the psychology of to-do lists in her discussion of John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister’s book, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. She points to the authors’ discussion of the Zeigarnik effect, which explains why our brains continue to nag us about what we leave unfinished. Originally thought to be the...
Matthew Stibbe, Founder of Turbine & CEO of...
Matthew Stibbe is the CEO of Articulate Marketing, a marketing copywriting agency, and founder of Turbine, an online application that helps businesses take care of administrative issues, to “take the paper out of paperwork.” In what he calls his spare time, he’s learning Dutch and blogging about flying and about writing and productivity. We talked about his faith in to-do lists,...
It Couldn’t Be Done - Edgar Albert Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn’t be done, and he did it! Somebody...
Have the Courage to Live an Imperfect Life
James Chin is a guest columnist and a professional poker player living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas. Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit in the face.” So you’ve been going through life with these plans in your head, these...
Join us for iDoneThis's First Tweet Chat
iDoneThis will be hosting our first #prodtalk Tweet Chat of a series on productivity, motivation, and getting more done! The topic: Our recent post, Silicon Valley’s Productivity Secrets, has piqued a lot of interest, and we’d love to hear more about your thoughts and reactions! What do you think about scalable people management? How do you check in at work? What are the limitations...
Keys to Building a Lasting Internet Startup →
GOOP’s January 19th newsletter features tips from the founders of Instagram, Zagat, Refinery 29, Warby Parker, Kiwi Crate, and Stella & Dot for starting and sustaining innovative internet businesses. These successful founders all have some great, informative tips, but some common themes emerge from the fray: Don’t confuse the product for the company. They’re two different...
The Servant Leader and the Social Enterprise
Dan Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author on the changing world of work, told us that the most radical change happening in enterprise organization is that “[t]oday, talented people need organizations less than organizations need talented people.” The effect of that is to upend the traditional corporate hierarchy and put individual employees at the top. As Robert Greenleaf...
Stacy-Marie Ishmael: Founder, Editor, and Reporter
Stacy-Marie Ishmael contains multitudes. Currently, she’s the founder and editor of Galavant Media and an adjunct at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Previously at the reins of FT Tilt, an emerging markets news service, as a co-founder and editor, she has also reported for the Financial Times and FT’s financial blog Alphaville. We talked with Stacy-Marie about the challenges of...
Arianna Huffington’s pro tip for productivity and happiness: get more sleep!
More satisfied and engaged employees perform better. In a Towers Watson study of...– Tony Schwartz, “Transforming the Way We Work,” HBR Investing in your employees’ happiness feeds the company’s bottom line. What do you do in your workplace to engage and satisfy employees?
3 Keys to Flow from a Professional Poker Player
James Chin is a professional poker player living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas. As a professional poker player, creating and maintaining flow is of great importance. It’s often the difference between a winning hand and losing your shirt. What is flow? To me, it’s...