Deflect “pre-distractions” before they steal focus

By rickColosimo / March 27, 2009 /

Lifehacker recently highlighted a “tangent log” idea from another writer. I thought the concept sounded familiar and realized that my colleague Pierre has long included the “Add to to-do list” page as part of the journal he discusses in his “Accomplishing More with Less” workshops. I’m slowly migrating toward using a paper journal (Moleskine Ruled…

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Why I work to prototype ideas – C2B

By rickColosimo / February 9, 2009 /

A recent NYT Bits post describes Genius Rocket, a website that fits my early recognition of C2B (customer to business) business models as a likely future for the Internet. The first incarnation of thoughtstorm.com was for a business that, in modern terms, facilitated the crowdsourcing of advertising ideas for companies and ad agencies looking for…

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Zero-based exercise/diet tip series

By rickColosimo / February 7, 2009 /

The zero-time exercise series is a set of short tips on ways to exercise or diet that either cost nothing or take no time. The first tip reflects something I’ve seen only in New York City, and not in any other city in the US or elsewhere: walking up escalators. Sure, walking up the escalator…

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Zero-effort time-saver: sugar packets

By rickColosimo / February 7, 2009 /

The “zero-effort” time-saver series is a collection of short tips that I actually use to save time and be more productive. The key is things that are actually useful, cost basically nothing, and don’t take huge amounts of effort to implement. First up: tear your sugar packets along the long side rather than the short…

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