08:31:47 AEDTFebruary 23rd, 2041Victoria, Australia A ding derails a young man’s train of thought; the electrochemical carriages of that exact conscious experience careen off their neurological tracks, evaporating into the ether of his cranium. Forever lost. Never to be perfectly replicated again. The sound that caused such carnage came from a Gen 10 SmartWatch. The Read more
“Wild animals, lacking imagination, almost never do disastrously stupid things out of false perceptions of the world about them. But humans create artificial disasters for themselves when their ideology makes them unable to perceive where their own self-interest lies.” E. T. Jaynes The Eternally Divided World The world is currently divided. Though it always has Read more
“If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”George Bernard Shaw Ideas are important. The Read more
“Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances … Strong men believe in cause-and-effect.”Ralph Waldo Emerson This one is long, but it’s also the last one on this topic—for now. First, let’s recap. I began this series on productivity by discussing the need for a reduced focus on speed of task completion, and an increased Read more
“Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.”Steve Jobs Last time we looked at concentration. Initially, I outlined the need to consider second-order effects, and subsequently, Read more
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”Zig Ziglar We now come to part four. If you’re not up to speed, you can find: Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. For those who are up to speed, you may be wondering, how long will Read more
“An investment in self-development pays the highest dividends.”Debasish Mridha In Part 1 of this series, found here, I discussed the outdated notions of efficiency-based productivity. Having the goal of doing more things, faster, in an attempt to be more productive is based on the hangover from the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. I made the Read more
“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”Franz Kafka In my last article, which you can find here, I discussed the notion that productivity is more closely linked to what you do—rather than how fast you do it—and the two skills which I think will generally be most Read more
“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.”Arthur Schopenhauer With the majority of people now having an increase of time on their hands, discussions regarding how to most effectively use that time ensue. Today I want to discuss such a topic. We will term the effective use of time as Read more
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.Earl Nightingale Hopefully, you don’t need me to tell you this, but your brain is important. Regardless of what you desire in life, there is value to be found in trying to better optimise your brain. One does not need Read more
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