Productivity & Effectiveness

Why did THIS popover work for me?

By Chris / December 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Why did THIS popover work for me?

Given that I just wrote about how annoying it is to get email signup popovers earlier that day, it struck me as odd that this one “worked” for me. When I saw this, I somehow wanted it, and did not feel annoyed by it in the same way. Now, I’m sure this is personal, but…

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How we mess up website projects

By Chris / June 14, 2017 / Comments Off on How we mess up website projects

This post was originally published by me on I’ve built dozens and dozens of websites for small businesses over the past twelve years. I’ve seen a vast number of problems that can arise in the completion of those projects, and I have an idea why it’s so hard to get right. I know it’s…

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Phones for minimalism

By Chris / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Phones for minimalism

This is a beautiful movement. As we become more and more aware that more is not always better, people have begun to innovate in the other direction, by asking: How can we do less? As all productivity folks (or, spiritual teachers) have pointed out, our attention is a critical resource. The mind’s temptation to expend attention everywhere only dissipates…

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