“How do you set aside the mind space to see patterns, make connections, and read what people want? How do you find the right thing to work on?” Nice piece on the limits of hard work, and the benefits of working smarter and what that means.
Interesting blog post on ways work is changing, behaviour b4 tech I say..
For years, books and articles and blogs on productivity have been showing us how to be more productive: crank out the tasks, multi-task, work faster, be organized.
In short, they’ve taught us to be a good part of a corporation that wants more out of us. But that’s old-school productivity, or Productivity 1.0.
Today let’s take a look at Productivity 2.0: a new set of rules have changed everything for the workers of the world. Don’t crank out tasks — learn to work with a deeper focus. Don’t plan and hold meetings and form committees — just launch the software or product or service and keep improving it. Don’t spend time organizing — you’ve got more important things to worry about. (More in zenhabits)