Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Sep 06, 2022

A weekly review is a dedicated time to reflect on what you did this week, and what you will do in the coming week.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Sep 01, 2022

The "Eat the Frog" productivity method is where you pick the most important thing from your to-do list and work on it first.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 30, 2022

The planning fallacy is where a task takes longer than you initially estimated. This is because it's human nature to be overly optimistic about future predictions.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 25, 2022

Batching your work is a good way to ensure you maintain focus on the given task by dealing with similar tasks all in one go, instead of sporadically throughout your other tasks.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 23, 2022

Task preemption is when you temporarily stop working on your current task to switch to a different task, with the intention of completing the previous task at a later date.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 18, 2022

The pomodoro technique is a productivity method that breaks tasks into short, focused periods of work.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 16, 2022

Interrupt Coalescing is where you block out interruptions so that you can concentrate on completing tasks without distraction.

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Productivity

What is Kanban?

Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 11, 2022

Kanban is a way to visualise the current workload using cards that move between stages of the production line.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 09, 2022

Priority inversion is when a high priority task is blocked by a low priority task.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 04, 2022

The afternoon slump is a period in the early afternoon where a lot of people experience a drop in energy, motivation, and focus.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Aug 02, 2022

You basically just sort your tasks by how long they are going to take, with the quickest at the top of the list.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 27, 2022

Getting Things Done (also known as GTD) is one of the most popular productivity methods for organising and processing the tasks you need to complete.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 26, 2022

Student syndrome is when you have a deadline to deliver a task, but you take it easy and procrastinate on it at first because you know you've got plenty of time to do the work.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 21, 2022

The importance of each of your tasks should be evaluated carefully, as this is likely going to have an outsize impact on how productive you are.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 19, 2022

Working more intensely for shorter periods of time with extended periods of rest and recovery is actually a better strategy.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 14, 2022

In order to do your best work you need to work on the right tasks at the right time to match your energy level.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 12, 2022

In order to do your best work, you need to make sure it happens during your periods of peak energy and alertness.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 07, 2022

Moore-Hodgson's algorithm is an approach to scheduling work that aims to minimise the number of tasks that are late.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jul 05, 2022

Your current energy level has a disproportionate impact on the outcome of any task you take on.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 30, 2022

The "earliest due date" method optimises for reducing the lateness of the most late task at the expense of very other task.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 28, 2022

Forcing yourself to work on tasks that don't match your energy is a recipe for disaster. This can lead to a downward spiral that eventually results in burnout.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 16, 2022

The "last in, first out" productivity method is a simple system for choosing the next thing to work on by what was added to the queue last.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 14, 2022

Your capacity to make decisions is a finite resource that is drained as your energy is depleted. This phenomenon is known as decision fatigue.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 09, 2022

The "first in, first out" methodology originates from the world of lean manufacturing where items would flow through a production line, such as a car manufacturing plant.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 07, 2022

Choosing the right thing to work on is a very difficult problem. Evaluating the nuance of every task you've got on your to-do list is cognitively exhausting.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
Jun 02, 2022

The reason why your productivity method failed is not because the method is bad, it's because it's achieving the wrong goal.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
May 30, 2022

If you are currently managing your tasks via a calendar, but you're feeling overwhelmed and not making progress, you might be using the wrong tool for the job.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
May 26, 2022

Productivity is one of those problems that has always remained unsolved.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
May 24, 2022

Selecting the right task to work on in any given situation depends on a number of complicated factors, including the specific context you find yourself in.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
May 19, 2022

Getting your tasks out of your head is generally good advice. But if your task list becomes a dumping ground, you will quickly find yourself becoming overwhelmed.

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Philip Brown
Philip Brown Founder of Prise
May 17, 2022

Choosing the right thing to work on next isn't as simple as picking the task at the top of your list. You should choose tasks that match your current mental state and energy levels.

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