The Difficulty Including Creative Work in Productivity Systems Like Getting Things Done (GTD)

Creativity with it’s winding and meandering journeys and productivity with its straight line efficiency don’t always get along. What you do to improve one seems to reduce how well you can complete the other.

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Getting Things Done (GTD)—An Overview Of The System

Every year I set a goal to become more productive, which for me usually means looking over my current task management system, observing what I’m doing well and what I need to improve.

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The Importance Of Focus And The Difficulty Achieving It

Are you focused? Have you learned to say no to all the things that don’t lead you to your goal? Have you found a way to stay focused and productive with all there is to distract you?

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Components, Design Patterns, and Creative Solutions To Custom Problems

I grew up in a house on suburban Long Island. The house was in the middle of a neighborhood where all the houses were built on the same plan. They were all built from the same design pattern.

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The Tension Between Creativity And Productivity

One topic I come back to is the tension between creativity and productivity. I find it interesting in general, but also because web designers sit at their intersections. Both creativity and productivity play a role in our success.

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