productivity setup

My personal productivity setup

There are a lot of apps and tools out there that do nothing but distract you. Thankfully there are also many that actually help you focus and be productive. If you use them right....
time management

Ten things I will practice to use my time more wisely

Everyone agrees: time is valuable. More valuable than all the money or stuff you wil ever own. Yet, a lot of it is wasted. Being an entrepreneur, husband and father I never have time...
technological distractions

Technological distractions and a pint of beer

Imagine Einstein having a smartphone. He would not get any work done. Or Rembrandt constantly making selfies on Instagram. Would The Night Watch ever be finished? The irony is that the technology that has...
open plan offices

This is one of the first open plan offices and it is brilliant

Personally, I don't believe in open plan offices. People need to be able focus to work and deliver good quality. But did you know that one of the first open plan offices was built...
nature-inspired offices

Build nature-inspired offices for your employees

Some companies think that their employees want to work in a place that resembles an indoor playground. They build large open-plan offices that are filled with fun stuff. But fun and work do not...
internal clock

Watch your internal clock and know when to peak

A long time ago we were more in sync with nature. We relied on our internal clock and knew exactly what the best time was to take action or to rest. These days we...
hungry

Stay hungry, stay focused

Many people think that being able to focus is purely a process of the mind. But it is also very much a physical process. Being a little bit hungry helps. Eating too much doesn't....
open-plan office

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a...
focus at work

Five rituals that help you focus on your work

Being able to focus on your work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those who are not...
human skills

Human skills will beat the robots

Are you afraid robots will steal your job? They might but that's okay! Let them do all the dirty, boring repetitive work. Grab the opportunity to develop your unique human skills and create your...

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