Episode 55



9 August 2021

25 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

✓ Kako se elektronska pošta pretvorila u noćnu moru svih kancelarijskih radnika?
✓ Kako plivati u bujici elektronskih poruka?
✓ Kako izbeći (ili preživeti) celodnevno sastančenje

Episode Links

  • 43 Folders Series: Inbox Zero | 43 Folders — These are posts from a special 43 Folders series looking at the skills, tools, and attitude needed to empty your email inbox — and then keep it that way. You can visit each of the posts by clicking the title.
  • Infinite Regress – How I handle email (which is not how everyone should, but you may find some of these useful) — This is all about work email. I have succeeded in transferring most personal communication to Slack, iMessage, and WhatsApp, with a sprinkling of Skype for the grandparents. The sole holdout is Dad, who insists on emailing me links to Serbian tabloid news, child rearing advice, and recipes.
  • Infinite Regress – How I handle meetings (which most certainly is not how everyone should, but again, may be useful to some) — It is easier than ever to organize and attend a meeting, which should scare the living daylights out of anyone who doesn’t organize or attend meetings for a living. It used to be that only middle management had to deal with a series of 90-minute meetings all 15 minutes apart in which they had no specific role, which had no effect on their task list, and which left them no better off than they’d be if they had just read the minutes.
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport — Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep—spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.
  • xkcd: Is It Worth the Time?
  • Hook – Links beat searching — Hook enables you to instantly retrieve the information you need. Whether it’s on the web or in one of your favorite apps, with Hook you don’t need to search. Just click on links to access that email, PDF, task or other item — and get your job done fast.
  • Roam Research – A note taking tool for networked thought. — A note-taking tool for networked thought. As easy to use as a document. As powerful as a graph database. Roam helps you organize your research for the long haul.