The folks over at How To Get Focused have lots of interesting charts and information; it's well worth a visit. As one example, they recently posted this chart providing their advice on how to deal with email. Some of us get an awful lot of it ... it's just so easy to get behind.
Here's one approach to consider:
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Wired magazine recently posted a very interesting item on social networking, suggesting that, when used properly, it does something counter to what most people assume: increase productivity.
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It's common knowledge that Google lets its engineers spend 20% of their workweek on side projects "they're passionate about." Some might think this is a holdover from the days of the Internet bubble, when web startups had game rooms, naptimes and other such perks.
But the truth is, this policy has really paid off for Google. Huge profit-spinners such as Gmail and Adsense are some of the innovations that have resulted.
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