It becomes tempting to reserve the best of ourselves for the short-term gains of work and “automate” the long game…

It becomes tempting to reserve the best of ourselves for the short-term gains of work and “automate” the long game of life.Would you pay someone in the Philippines to answer your email for you — even your personal messages? Or hire strangers on the internet to plan your spouse’s big birthday party? Or throw meat,... Continue Reading →

The Five “Pillars” of Getting Things Done(GTD)

The Five "Pillars" of Getting Things Done(GTD)

Why Changing Your Routine Matters

Why Changing Your Routine Matters

The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done

In Michael Dearing's The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done presentation, the five distortions are:Personal exceptionalismDichotomous thinkingCorrect overgeneralizationBlank canvas thinkingSchumpeterianismlast one sounds difficult to understand, so he outlines Schumpeterianism like this:Definition: sees creative destruction as natural, necessary, and as their vocationBenefits: fearlessness, tolerance for destruction and painSchumpeterianism means the ability to let... Continue Reading →

I’m Deepak Ravlani, and This Is How I Work

Like so many heroes of the startup world, I started early after college. Now, with years of experience in Technology behind me, it has become a lot easier to polish my workflow and get lots of stuff done.

Be a better listener to get more done

Image by Ky Not many of us would admit that we're poor listeners, but the proof may surround us in our daily life. If you find your friends/coworkers asking you the same questions repeatedly, or you respond to email without reading it, you're probably missing something. Fortunately, being a better communicator isn't that difficult. A great... Continue Reading →

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