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Tech Productivity

Issue #87  (A CV of Failures) 10/12/20

If you're on a team that has weekly meetings (which I assume in most cases today is done remotely), you might enjoy this Twitter thread by tech founder Spencer Fry.

Tweet thread by Spencer Fry on Weekly Meetings

There isn't anything too groundbreaking or surprising in the thread, but the overall theme is: Keep things simple, predictable, well organized, and brief.
Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

Tabby - Browser extension that lets you remove, grouping, and reorganizing browser tabs via automated behavior and in a privacy-friendly manner.

P2 - A new product from Automattic, the creators of Wordpress, that organizes all your files, projects, and conversations on one screen, so your team can collaborate from anywhere.

Witeboard - A live, collaborative white board app. Just send the URL to anyone and they will have access to the same white board, either anonymously or via sign-in.

Filemove - Powerful features to help you gain control of your Google Drive. Move, copy, rename files automatically, choose folders to organize and make actions on, etc.

Smithy - An app for Slack that helps conversations stay on topic by making sure that messages are always in threads only and decisions are easier to track.

Articles & Resources

This Simple But Powerful Analog Method Will Rocket Your Productivity - A German author of more than 70 books and 400 academic articles got so much done because of his pioneering system called Zettelkasten.

How To Spot The Signs Of Team Overwhelm (And What To Do About It) - Kat Boogaard suggests teams take off their rose-colored glasses to recognize signs of being maxed out.

Marc Andreessen On Productivity, Scheduling, Reading Habits, Work, and More - Interview with the well-known tech entrepreneur on a number of subjects that might be of interest to anyone looking to be more productive.

All The Jobs I Failed To Get - I like this idea: It's more or less a 'CV of failures' by Terence Eden, inspired by a similar document by Johannes Haushofer.

Decomplication: How to Find Simple Solutions to “Hard” Problems - A long read by Nat Eliason who believes we must recognize when we’re being over-influenced by artificial complexity.


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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