Productivity Pr0n – The to-do list

How To-Do Lists Give Us a False Sense of Accomplishment: “List-making and to-do lists are a great way to keep track of what you have going on in your day, but over at the Wall Street Journal, Dan Ariely suggests that they’re not as useful as some of us might think.”

Yep. One of the biggest drain on productivity.

But this is only the symptom. So, do not get rid of those to-do lists yet.

Think hard about why you don’t want to do the work in those lists. Act on the outcome of that thinking.

Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF’s Future – HBR IdeaCast – Harvard Business Review

Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF’s Future – HBR IdeaCast – Harvard Business Review: “The managing director of the International Monetary Fund talks with HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius.”

Leadership in action. Worth Listening.

Google just granted itself the right to use your name and photo in its online ads

Google just granted itself the right to use your name and photo in its online ads

Sadly no surprise here.

While Google is opting all of its adult users into the scheme, it’s also providing a means of opting out. Users can decide whether or not to share their name and photo in Google’s “shared endorsements” setting. Given the likelihood that many people will never read the company’s updated terms of service, the change is bound to go unnoticed by many of Google’s users.

You’ve been warned.