productivity

Dear Mark: Thoughts on Simpleology

Introduction I’m always trying to improve myself. I’m always learning, always looking, always seeking. I’m a bit of a technophile, I love the ways that technology can improve our lives. I use all sorts of systems – including task management systems. I’ve used a number of them over the years – most recently I was …

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Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Author: Patrick Lencioni)

I’m always picking up books I find at thrift stores and yard sales. One I recently found was Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. It is a small book clocking in at nearly 230 pages. I read it in three days. Yes, I thought it was that good. Lencioni uses fiction to tell …

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Is Asana The Task Management App We’ve All Been Waiting For?

[Important: I’ve writtens several followup articles, in chronological order: Asana: Thoughts Down the Road, Asana: Yes, I’m Still Using It, and Further Down the Road with Asana.] For the last few months the buzz around Asana, a new task management application, has been increasing. But my Google Reader is pretty packed with blogs – oftentimes …

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OpenOffice.org – A Office Productivity Suite.

Image via Wikipedia [Updated July 28, 2017: OpenOffice.org is still available, but Sun Microsystem’s methods of managing the source code caused releases to take a long time. Then Sun was acquired by Oracle, and they eventually cut the OpenOffice.org project loose entirely. It now rests in the hands of the Apache Foundation – good hands …

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