Merlin Mann on Time and Attention

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in Productivity, Quotes | No Comments

“I feel like a doctor… and I feel like periodically I get this stream of people who are almost dead from a brain tumour the size of a volleyball, and they mainly want me to find out where they can get bigger hats. And with all of my might, I try to say to them: you’ve got a bigger problem than hats right now.”

A surprising number of people have asked my advice about getting things done recently. And I’m so bad at that stuff that I feel embarrassed to venture an answer. Mostly I refer them to the estimable Mr. Merlin Mann. This recent incarnation of his talk on Time and Attention, available here in audio or video, is an excellent place to start.

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