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Your Sentence and What It Means for Your Productivity

Your Sentence and What It Means for Your Productivity

There’s a quote that I’ve been thinking about recently. In 1962, Clare Boothe Luce was concerned that John F. Kennedy was trying to do too much: manage the Cuban Missile Crisis, start the Space Race, decide how to handle the conflict that became the Vietnam War… Luce told Kennedy, “A great man is one sentence.” Abraham Lincoln’s...

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Why Are You Being Productive, Anyway?

Why Are You Being Productive, Anyway?

I’m not good at sitting still. I like to be doing stuff. I like the buzz of achievement that comes from being productive. But in recent months, I’ve been trying to take a mental step back and get some perspective once in a while. After all, productivity is not an end in itself. Most days, I spend several hours sitting at a desk, pressing little black...

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