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Take Control of Your Productivity by Jeff Porten

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Review Core Concepts

Here I present new ways of thinking about concepts you probably think you understand already. I also discuss new definitions of terms including tool, project, and due date.

I know, right? What a waste of time! But it’s not—these redefinitions will save you a great deal of effort. It’s similar to when you learned in elementary school about gravity: drop an apple, it falls, and the dude under the tree claims he discovered something new. Then you get to college and maybe find out that, thanks to Einstein and relativity, gravity is actually a bend in space, and no one knows precisely how it works, or why it’s weak enough that you can pick up an apple when the entire planet is trying to stop you. The simple explanation was a ...

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