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Getting Things Done Book Outline

I’ve been a practitioner of the book “Getting Things Done” by David Allen for years. I reread the book every few years. Here is the Getting Things Done book outline that I use during my regular review process. I hope it helps you be more productive. Part 1 - The Art of Getting Things Done Part 1 provides a broad overview of the GTD technique. 1 - A New Practice for a New Reality The Power of Being Fully Present: Emphasizes the importance of being completely engaged and present in the moment, despite numerous tasks and commitments.

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Eat That Frog Book Summary

Master time management & beat procrastination with Eat That Frog! book summary. Unlock productivity tips & achieve your goals.

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Great sites for picking website color schemes

I have a hard time with colors. I don’t know if I’m actually color blind but I will admit that from time to time I’ve left the house with two different color socks. I know my inability to ascertain color can hamper my ability to create visually pleasing web sites but I don’t want to stick to black and white. However, finding color designs to steal (ahem, borrow) is extremely tedious.

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The Rabbit Hole

Distractions are a bitch. I’m writing this as the last step in a hole that I found myself in. It went something like this. Wanted to work on a checklist for my morning routine. Had to decide best tool to create my morning routine in. Realized I already had it in a text file. Opened the text file. Made some updates to the existing checklist. Thought “Hmm. Doesn’t Tim Ferriss have a process he follows every morning?

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Should Product Managers Do Wireframes? The Answer is a Resounding Maybe.

To promote a recently penned blog post, Product Plan CEO @JimSemik recently posted the question “Should product managers wireframe?” on LinkedIn. I have some thoughts on that I’d like to share. This question assumes that we’re talking about product managers in the software business. If you’re a product manager for a soup company, you might not get as much out of this answer. We all know that a product manager’s primary responsibility is to understand the market, customer and align it with your business strategy.

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Does your app save content offline? Humanize your filenames.

Web applications sometimes download filenames for offline use. Naming those files is an afterthought. Read how your should do it.

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Humanize Your Data

I’ve been playing around a lot with the app Rescue Time, it’s a really cool productivity tool that helps keep your workday focused. I’ve used it for a number of years. Today, I was taking a look at some of my stats and came across this pretty cool statistic. Wow, I’ve been productive for over 5 thousand hours. Wait, how long is that? Is that a year? So I popped on over to a time conversion website and plugged the data in.

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3 Things I Learned About Usability Testing By Looking at Customers in Their Underwear

Usability testing is critical to building a better product. Learn how I've used qualitative and quantitative testing to help me improve my products.

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Focus On Customer Experience like Nike and Disney

I just did an interview on the Design Your thinking podcast we covered a lot of ground related to product development. Some highlights include: Why you should focus on the customer and not the product. I give some tips on how I keep myself organized (hint - hire a great team) What tools I use to accomplish my day to day tasks. Check it out.

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