Tag Archive: Productivity

3 Rules for Getting Ahead

I remember reading the following 3 rules for success somewhere (which I don’t remember). I am calling them 3 rules for getting ahead because success is a complicated topic beyond the simplistic explanations of motivational speakers. Choose something you are…
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How Much Money You Should Make

optimum level of money

I have observed something very interesting from the people I know about all their efforts around money. Some are making lots of money while others are struggling. It seems to me that there is an optimum level of money depending…
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The Hibernation Period

Hibernation period

There is a natural experiment going on in the world at an unprecedented scale. Imagine a psychology or behavioural sciences academic requesting more than a billion people to stay at home for a few months and monitor their lives. Not…
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High Performance Habits

My first impression of Brendon Burchard was just a regular productivity coach who manages to get some photos taken with the celebrities and leverages them to promote his average work. Any person who uses his photos with celebrities to come…
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From Zero to One

Some of the key ideas from the great book Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel are described below. 1. Zero to one: Doing more of what we already know takes…
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A Summary of The One Thing

For the past few weeks, I have been writing short summaries of some great books that can help the reader grasp the fundamental concepts within a few minutes. This not only helps a person who has not read that book…
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The Lean Startup Summary

In his book The Lean Startup, Eric Ries introduced the build-measure-learn feedback loop as a guide for modern startups. Some of the key takeaways of his approach are as follows. Introduction Lean startup method: 1. Entrepreneurs are everywhere 2. Entrepreneurship…
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A Summary of Essentialism

Highest points of frustration vs contribution

In this post, I list some of the most important points in Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. If you don’t choose your priorities for yourself, someone else will do it. People are effective because they say…
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Capitalize on the Flow


During each productive pusuit, a zone is reached when we are coasting at our full potential and our interface with time and space gets significantly distorted. This is the flow zone that occurs often during some serious hard work or…
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Extending the Life Spans

In a previous post, I mentioned how there is a time to do more of the useful stuff and after rolling the ball according to an essential roadmap, there is a time to do less of the useless stuff. Then…
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