Thinking outside the [in]box

Email. It’s inescapable. According to a July 2012 McKinsey Global Institute report on “the social economy,” the average worker will spend 28% of the work day simply managing email. And not only does email take up a lot of our time, it randomizes us by drawing our attention not to the most urgent or important tasks but […]

My Checklist Manifesto

I used to be anti-checklist. It seemed so anal-retentive to check off little boxes on a sheet every time I wanted to get something accomplished. And if I’m honest, I had a fair bit of pride tied up in the idea of being able to remember all the steps of a given task without having a […]