When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through life. Gates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.” Complete article on LinkedIn written by Greg McKeown

Smartphones vs productivity

“There are two types of people: One strives to control his environment, the other strives not to let his environment control him. I like to control my environment” – George Carlin Interesting article on explaining the negative impact of smartphone notifications on productivity. Your fancy smartphone might be the main reason you are constantly […]

Coworking spaces might be good business for IKEA

We all know IKEA. We go there to buy furniture, to buy flowers, to eat Kötbullar. Lots of freelancers and entrepreneurs go to IKEA for something completely different. Instead of buying office furniture at IKEA and do the “love it or hate it” nuts and bolts assembly, just go do your work in IKEA. Everything […]

The long tail power of RSS feeds

Abandoning the entire idea of the RSS-inbox model because of inbox overload is like boycotting an all-you-can-eat buffet forever because you once ate too much there. Mario Ament wrote a great blog post about a problem we all know. You start with one (remember the days?) blog post in your shiny new RSS-reader and before […]

Singletasking, because multitasking is zoo 2008

Tijs Vrolix made an inspiring presentation for Zoocamp Antwerp 2009. He talked about singletasking, the next generation multitasking “lifehack” (longer lasting, better formula). I guess we all know this … but most of us first need to see it on screen before acting upon! You can watch his presentation on Slideshow or click the slide […]

Move that mail!

As a long-time personal fan of David Allen’s GTD method, I have to say Merlin Mann does a great job with promoting GTD at It’s a blog I follow for some years now and for those of you who don’t know it yet, check it out! Terminologies like “personal productivity”, “time management” and “life […]