Category: Productivity

  • Embracing Digital Minimalism to Make the Most of Social Media

    Embracing Digital Minimalism to Make the Most of Social Media

    Back in the mid 2000s, my grad school thesis advisor sent me to a conference in Boston on the emerging field of social networks. Back then, Facebook had just started with college students and various social media platforms promised to connect the world by bringing everyone a few degrees of separation from world leaders and […]

  • Fortitude: What It Is and Why You Need It

    Fortitude: What It Is and Why You Need It

    Fortitude is the cool virtue. Fortitude sells. It is fortitude, also known as courage, strength, bravery, grit, etc., that is the virtue at the heart of virtually all action movies, adventure novels, and RPG video games. Fortitude propels John McClane to the top of Nakatomi Plaza to battle terrorists in Die Hard. Fortitude drives Sam […]

  • Working with Family Distractions and Getting Things Done with Pomodoros

    Working with Family Distractions and Getting Things Done with Pomodoros

    If you spend time working from home on tasks that require absolute concentration and attention to detail and have kids, you know these two aspects of your life can be incompatible. In other words, sometimes your deep work is not compatible with your dad work. As the father of four young children, I have had […]