Tag Archives: life hacks

March 17

What you could learn from ‘Smartcuts’ by Shane Snow (2016, 198 pages)

What makes some people wildly more successful than others?

In his book ‘Smartcuts’, Shane argues that there 9 things that super successful people do differently.

July 08

What you can learn from ‘Sprint’ by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky & Braden Kowitz (2016, 220 pages)

How do you deliver a product or service that customers want?  How do you make progress in a short time on a critical project? Agile methodology (see the last book I reviewed here) suggests that work should be approached in short bursts of intense activity or ‘sprints’.  In these sprints, you can bring the right people […]

May 24

How you can get faster by using speed reading and auto-summary tools

  Whether you are studying or working, one area of research that takes up a lot of time is being able to read and analyse piles of written information. I have found that two approaches help.  Speed reading and auto-summariser tools. I have found that the best speed reading tool is spreed (http://signup.spreedit.com/).  A Chrome add-on, […]

May 11

Staying on the leading edge – Part 3. My top science and technology podcasts

The pace of technological advancement is still increasing.  In some industries, digitisation has crushed incumbent giants and spawned thousands of new entrants.  While some industries are emerging from this digital apocalypse, others are just starting to see that change is on the horizon. The following podcast will help you keep up-to-date with the latest science and the […]

May 02

Staying on the leading edge, my top business podcasts by Max Eskell

As more and more knowledge is created, people have adapted by becoming increasingly specialised – developing expertise in narrower and narrower areas.  The inherent danger of specialisation is that as you lose perspective and context.  I am sure you have heard of the story of the blind men and the elephant.  One man feels the trunk and […]

April 15

Prioritization, how you could move from urgent to important by Max Eskell

Time is getting more and more precious each day.  Deciding where to focus your most valuable resource is getting harder and harder.  One solution is to get more efficient.  If you improve the speed at which you work, you can get more done.  While this works great in the short-term, there is a risk that […]

April 14

How you could use your American Express anywhere by Max Eskell

This post is more a life-hack than a post on learning.  However, this hack has really helped me control my finances and the most from my American Express (AMEX). American Express offer great perks.  Among these rewards are Airmiles, hotel point or even cash back (this is a great site to find the best card for […]