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Inventing the Digital Filing Cabinet

The modern era didn’t start with the invention of the car, the television, or the internet. It was the arrival of the humble filing cabinet – a simple metal box with drawers that held pieces of paper on their edge – that changed everything. As Craig Robertson argues in his book The Filing Cabinet: A…

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The Full Tour of Tiago Forte’s Apps & Workflow | Keep Productive

I joined Francesco D’Alessio, the host of Keep Productive, on his YouTube channel. His mission is to help you find the most suitable productivity tools for your work and life. We discussed: Why I’ve used Evernote for 10 years My favorite capture, to-do, and calendar apps What is the bottleneck to creativity The power of a weekly review…

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How to Build Your Personal Productivity Stack

From the Dawn of Email to the Rise of Personal Dashboards In the beginning… was email. The very first email was sent 50 years ago, in the spring of 1971. The incredible spread of email since then unleashed an unimaginable torrent of information into our everyday lives. And to this day, we still haven’t recovered….

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Dan Charnas on Working Clean: An Interview on the Power of Mise en Place

I recently hosted Dan Charnas, author of the book Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-en-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind (affiliate link), for an in-depth conversation about the most interesting, impactful principles from his work. Dan takes us on a fascinating journey through his career in the music business, as one of the first…

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The Godfather Notebook

In 1969, studio executives at Paramount Pictures were desperate to find a film director for a new movie they had purchased the rights to. It was to be a crime drama based on the New York Mafia. One after another, all the top directors of the era turned the project down. They all found it…

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