Productivity – When is tech the answer?

There’s a lot of fuss about ‘tech’. These days it’s all about the app. A few years ago, when I was younger, it was all about the hardware. No doubt in a few years time it will all be about something super-sexy such as wearable tech. Or embedded tech with in-eye HUD so you don’t […]

Episode 012 – Working from home and being a parent

Clare’s productivity is amazing. She’s a mum. She does other stuff. She works two days a week. She’s running her own business. Oh, and she’s a blast! What’s not to love with a combination like that? Clare and I chat about what she does to be so productive -hint, it’s a little bit about the […]

My mobile office - the key to productivity on the move!

Productivity on the moooooove

I travel a lot… a lot! Lots of it is by train, some by car when the train won’t cut it, and there’s more shifting around within my home region of the northeast of England than you’d expect, as I go to meetings, have coffee with clients and research in libraries etc. So that means […]

Productivity Station – a review of the Station app

What is it – and why might it boost your productivity? It’s a glorified task switcher. There, that’s it. Despite the hype and fuss, that’s what it does. The idea is that it allows you to switch between (online) apps much more easily and quickly, with less fuss, less interruption to your thinking process and […]

cafe productivity – in praise of a simple (chronological) list

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – is best done with a video… … and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! A really simple productivity tip in as long as it takes me to get served in a cafe!   Who’d have thought that the simple list would be so […]

Cafe productivity – text expanders and dirty tricks!

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – as best done with a video… and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! Productivity tips in as long as it takes me to get served. This one is about text expanders… and using them for dirty tricks, not just what their developers imagined! […]

Productivity tool 101 - the basic checklist! ;)

In praise of the humble checklist

I love checklists. No, wait… I actually hate them. They’re irritating and smug and stare at me, daring me to miss something out. What I love is the security they give me. That and the rather smug feeling I get from ticking off everything on the list. I’m less keen on the sick feeling that […]

Cafe productivity Dublin phone on DND

Some productivity stuff – and sanity stuff – is best done with a video… and even if it’s not BEST done like that, it’s fun! DnD stands for Dungeons and Dragons… it also stands for one of the most useful settings on your smartphone, in terms of productivity. DnD stands for Dungeons and Dragons… it […]

Productivity Life Lesson! Not everyone cares

All animals are equal Remember George Orwell’s Animal Farm? There’s a line often cited in it: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Let’s risk being a bit rude about the people you work with and change that a little. All colleagues are equal, but some colleagues are more equal […]

Google Keep – Productivity Friend or Foe?

I’m a fan of Evernote. In fact I’m so much a fan of Evernote that I have been known to tweet to the effect of “For those of you not using Evernote, how do you cope?”.  But for those of you who don’t know Evernote, it’s note-taking app… It’s a note-taking app in the same […]