Living in Your Calendar

To-Do Lists Don’t Work – Daniel Markovitz – Harvard Business Review:

The alternative to the feckless to-do list is what I call “living in your calendar.” That means taking your tasks off the to-do list, estimating how much time each of them will consume, and transferring them to your calendar. (Don’t forget to leave time to process your email. And leave some empty space — one to two hours — each day to deal with the inevitable crises that will crop up.) In essence, you’re making a production plan for your work.

 

(Via Shawn Blanc)

None. None Circumstances.

Ask an average person “Your phone has a switch which is described in the documentation as ‘Ringer/Silent’. You’ve set it to ‘Silent.’ Under what circumstances would you expect it to still make noise?” and the most common answer will be “None. None circumstances.”

via Andy Ihnatko.

Redefining Action Hero: Bill Gates is Better Than Batman (Infographic) | Frugal Dad

Redefining Action Hero: Bill Gates is Better Than Batman (Infographic) | Frugal Dad:

I have a lot of respect for Bill Gates. Not just because he’s been wildly successful, but because as far as I can understand, he’s kept a steady head about him in spite of his success. As one of the wealthiest men in the world, he’s also making a name for himself as one of the most philanthropic.

(Via frugaldad.com)