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Productivity is the buzzword of our age. Get more things done during a day! Also, productivity is to get things done quicker, in order to have more time to yourself.

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Agile Practice

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2023-04-28

I recently learned, that I have an agile approach to work. I didn’t really know what agile practice was until recently and now can call myself an agile practitioner. Agile practices have become increasingly popular in the academic world. In this post, we take a closer look.

What is Agile…

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Academia Productivity

Scrivener

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2023-04-21

If you are a writer, then you know how difficult it can be to organise your thoughts and ideas into a coherent piece of writing. Whether you are writing an academic paper or a book, keeping track of all the research, notes, and drafts can be a daunting task….

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Publish or Perish

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2023-02-17

When it comes to academic publishing, it’s all about the numbers. Without a large body of published works, your chances of success can be severely limited. This is why many researchers turn to Publish or Perish, which helps them to quickly and accurately assess the impact of their work.

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Idea Napkins

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2022-09-02

So from time to time, I write about some productivity stuff. Today, I want to introduce you to Idea Napkins. The Idea Napkin is a very simple concept, but helps immensely for holding onto ideas very quickly. It originated from the so-called elevator pitch, but I see great potential…

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Productivity Technology

Software I use (2022 Edition)

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2022-08-05

I am a so-called ‘digital native’, meaning that I was growing up with computers my whole life. When I was a child, I learned coding, build my own computers since I was a teenager, worked basically my whole life with them and even use them to relax after the…

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The Pareto Principle

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2022-07-01

A while ago, I heard about the Pareto Principle, a simple concept based on findings by Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923). He observed, that 80% of the results are based on 20% of the effort (Law of the vital few). Productivity nerds used this principle based on economical data and concluded,…

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The Eisenhower Matrix

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2022-04-15

Today, I would like to talk about a VERY simple concept for time management. It is called the Eisenhower Matrix and it is supposed to help you with deciding which tasks need your attention and which don’t. I also want to talk about how this method can help in…

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Personal Productivity

How to have the most productive Christmas

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2021-12-24

Holidays are upon us and in Germany, Christmas already starts today. In this post, I want to share how you can have the most productive Christmas and use the “time in between years” as much as possible to get things done!

Ok jokes aside, I definitely do not propose working…

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Book Review Personal Productivity

Book Review: The Culture Code by D. Coyle

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2021-10-29

In my quest to find good productivity books, I came across The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. The author describes some of the most successful organisations and how these cultivate productive skills: Pixar, sport teams and even the Navy’s SEAL team being under investigation. Coyle identified three key skills…

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Tray System: Now, Later, Doesn’t matter and Done

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2021-10-15

So how do you organise your inbox? Where do you put things you need to do? For a long time, I just put everything on my table. After that, I organised everything in piles and at some point, I bought myself a tray organiser. Hot stuff right? Nevertheless, after…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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