How To Stay Productive When You Are Understaffed
tl;dr: Broken into 4 steps (1) self-care (2) realistic planning (3) optimize efficiency (4) understanding your "10x" - what can you do to make everything permanently easier.
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Josh Waitzkin On How to Structure Your Day for Peak Performance (Video)
tl;dr: (1) structure your day to be pro-active, not reactive, by blocking out thinking time on your calendar (2) end your day asking the most important question and waking up the next day and answering that question first thing.
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Deep Work In The Age Of Distraction
tl;dr: Tools and tips for developers to achieve deep work, including ways to incorporate it into your schedule, how to build a routine, time management ⏰ and communication tips.
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Complete Guide to Deep Work
tl;dr: Comprehensive guide on deep-work, broken into the following - (1) Learn How to Practice Deep Work (2) Enhance Your Ability to Do Deep Work (3) Eliminate Digital Distractions (4) Purge Shallow Work From Your Life
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Best Productivity Tools For Your Dev Life
tl;dr: Author runs through his favorite to-do lists, chart tools (they use charts as a productivity tool), mind-mapping and Kanban tools.
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More Developers, More Problems
tl;dr: Lines of code is not a reliable indicator of bug count. More reliable indicators are number of developers and number of commits. This has implications for development methodologies, such as agile or test-driven that both encourage number of commits. 🛑 🐛
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Pmarca Guide to Personal Productivity (2007)
tl;dr: Don't hold a schedule, prepare a list of 3-5 must-do items for the following day. If you procrastinate over a specific task, use that time to do lots of other tasks. Screw up things you don't want to do or aren't worth your time. Do email twice a day, don't have your inbox open all day. 😲
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How To Boost Your Productivity & Get Sh*t Done
tl;dr: Eight recommendations in total, starting with turning off all notifications, creating a to-do list and starting with the hardest, most important task.
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