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Tech Productivity

Issue #20  (Staying Sane While Working Remotely) 07/01/19

A user on Hacker News asked: What are the signs that you have a great manager? Some good responses:

"A great manager is at the service of their team, the team is not at the service of the manager."

"With a great manager you get lots of work done and feel good about yourself and your accomplishments. You get the right amount of recognition for your work (not more or less than you want). You understand what's expected from you and you feel free to express yourself."

"I can call my manager at any time and tell him I don't agree with any of his decisions, he will listen and he can easily be convinced if he was really wrong."

Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

Clockwise - An intelligent calendar assistant that frees up your time so you can focus on what matters.

Rollie - A spending tracker iOS app. The simpler way to check your spending and balances.

Publist - One place for all your cloud files. Keep files from across any of your apps organized in virtual folders.

Spike - The world's first conversational email app. Makes working easier and more efficient, saving you and your team time and sanity.

Talkshow - Discussion software that uses short video clips to aid team communication.

Articles & Resources

We need to calm our technology down - " phone has increasingly become like a little mob of people constantly calling and tapping me on the shoulder for attention."

9 Ways to Stay Sane While Working Remotely (Syntax Podcast) - In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about working remotely — problems, challenges, and how to keep yourself sane, productive and efficient.

The Technical Debt Myth - Karolina Szczur with a more pragmatic look at technical debt, which she believes is misunderstood.

Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management. - Adam Grant feels that “Time management” is not a solution, it’s part of the problem.

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces - According to survey data collected by a PR firm. Oh and it's not just the U.S., trust me.


Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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