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Issue #242

The Ivy Lee method: The daily routine experts recommend for peak productivity

Lee was a successful businessman in his own right and is widely remembered as a pioneer in the field of public relations. As the story goes, Schwab brought Lee into his office and said, “Show me a way to get more things done.” “Give me 15 minutes with each of your executives,” Lee replied. “How much will it cost me,” Schwab asked. “Nothing,” Lee said. “Unless it works. After three months, you can send me a check for whatever you feel it's worth to you.”

Design like Elon Musk using 6 fundamental principles

How Musk’s companies are able to beat existing industry giants using 6 fundamental design principles.

The transactional nature of remote work & how it’s killing workplace culture

These articles will provide solutions that are primarily focused on keeping work output high such as minimizing distractions, setting up a good workspace, creating solid systems, etc. but there are not nearly as many articles that focus on the most valuable asset of all: human beings.

The benefits of stretching: why your body needs to move

Do you feel tight from sitting in your chair all day? Is it becoming harder to extend your legs or your arms? You may need to get up and stretch. A stretching routine is not just for athletes. Stretching helps our muscles and joints stay flexible and strong, which in turn helps keep our body healthy by avoiding long-term damage and pain.

More simple tips to boost your productivity

These easy-to-follow tips will improve your output dramatically.


What happened on Better Human

Mindfulness

Another idea if meditation does not work for you.

My thoughts on reducing distraction

How some small changes on your devices can help you reclaim time.

How I type and listen faster and why it matters

Improving these core skills will save you time and can make you more productive.

How I try to be kinder and more grateful in 2021

An experiment on shared gratitude.