Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern economy – holding down a job, paying the mortgage, being a good-enough parent – really ought to require rendering ourselves inhumanly efficient in the first place.
After last week's productivity focused issue, a friend of mine (hi Jambi!) shared a recent read on how time management is ruining our lives. (Jambi also inspired Nº55's Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule theme.)
It reminded me that the "ethos of efficiency and productivity risks prioritising the health of the economy over the happiness of humans". That's not cool. If you're so busy trying to be über efficient, you might overlook what really matters. If you're not happy, then what's the point?
Personal productivity presents itself as an antidote to busyness when it might better be understood as yet another form of busyness.
The article is a long read but I recommend you carve out some time to soak it in. Besides, one notebook could replace all the productivity apps that have failed you. ; )
As always, thanks for reading!
“Everyone’s used to everything being so quick and accessible”, Donny explains, “I want our bikes to be passed down through generations”.
Donhou frames aren't just for wealthy cyclists with a penchant for personalised products, they are for riders who want something that is so right for them, and so well loved, that it will never become out of date or out of fashion. Word.
Last year, we had the opportunity to work with CycleSpace as they announced the election of Amsterdam's first Bicycle Mayor, Anna Luten. A bridge between cyclists and city hall, Amsterdam’s chief bike advocate plans to take her talents abroad in 2017.
It's Rude to Stare chatted with our client Johnny Ratcliffe of the people's poncho on his inspirations, aspirations and thoughts on fashion for cyclists.
Dutch cyclists Daan van Well and Martijn Snelder wanted to create the perfect beer to drink after a hard bike ride with friends. The result? à BLOC Bicycle Beer. It’s a refreshing, full flavored, and easy to drink unfiltered blond beer with added Alpine Minerals to aid in your recovery. Now, you have to chance to own part of this cycling-focused beer company. – Amy Jurries, thegearcaster.com
Its been a wild few weeks working with the team at à BLOC. Currently, we're ramping up for their launch in Australia next week at the Tour Down Under with cool events like the Car Park Climb with CyclingTips.
Recent mentions in international press last week:
Learn more about the campaign here: abloc.beer/were-crowdfunding
I met Travis Wright, one of the co-authors of this book, when I spoke in Moldova last year. He just published a book! Digital Sense provides two pragmatic frameworks for implementing and customizing a new marketing operating system at any size organization, with step-by-step roadmaps for optimizing your customer experience to gain a competitive advantage. Read the first 40 pages for free.
"The ability to gather large amounts of data from the entire user base, and use that data along with AI/ML to make your software smarter, is one of the big themes at the moment."
Email is a priceless cold sales tool. It’s less intrusive, more efficient, and, according to data from MarketingSherpa, more effective than a phone call.
They analyzed 25,537 B2B sales conversations from 17 customer organizations
People usually struggle to learn while they’re winning, and this could be the most valuable challenge to tackle as the new year begins.
Svertigotempot is the world's longest brevet: 2100 kilometers in less than seven days traveling the length of Sweden.
If you can't make it and are waiting for the film to screen in a city near you, check out these Radavist posts about the trip here:
- Sverigetempot: Part 01 http://bit.ly/2jshRhf
- Sverigetempot: Part 02 http://bit.ly/2js5UIc
- Sverigetempot: Part 03 http://bit.ly/2jscIpv