Marc Andreessen — Guide to Personal Productivity
Marc Andreessen writes about personal productivity. It’s a great read.
It all sounds good, but some of his suggestions do not fit my work environment.
I’d love to blow off the corporate colander we use to schedule appointments and meetings. But other than declining a few low-value meetings, there’s a shared social contract that we can schedule each other’s time.
The idea that one can pretty much blow off email does not fit my job responsibilities. Information flows into my email box that I must skim. Most I can immediately file, some requires delegating or informing others, and a subset require my action.
It would be lovely to do this twice a day. But I can not. I touch about 300 work emails every work day. When I am in a meting for an hour, my in box backs up. Sometimes when I come in and have an immediate fire fight, I’ll get behind and not catch up all day.
However, Marc’s simplified to-do list idea is great, likewise his anti-to-do list concept.