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The Efficiency Paradox

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

August 17, 2016

Those who rush about to save time are bound to waste the time they save. 

Think of the man in traffic, sprinting ahead, causing himself angst, and others stress, only to save a minute here or a minute there. He is so unfocused. He is not at peace. He is not present. 

While saving time may be desirable on its . . .

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How I Organize & Prioritize

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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April 19, 2016
 
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I think one of the most valuable skills I've learned so far in my career is the power of effective prioritization.
 
While I am certainly no master, I am way better than I used to be at understanding the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule).
 
If you can . . .

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It's Time To Fight Back

Against the Modern Workplace

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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February 12, 2016

The modern workplace can be an existential minefield.

Urgent trumps important.

Productivity trumps true value.

Multi-tasking trumps single-minded focus.

Interruption trumps silence.

Notifications trump airplane mode.

Meetings trump flow.

Their agenda trumps your agenda.

. . .

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Effectiveness over Efficiency.

Using our limited time wisely.

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

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May 05, 2015

I frequently worry that being productive is the surest way to lull ourselves into a trance of passivity and busyness the greatest distraction from living, as we coast through our lives day after day, showing up for our obligations but being absent from our selves, mistaking the doing for the being.
~Maria Popova, in a reflection on . . .

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