I am by no means an expert on being effective or doing things efficiently, but I do OK and I get some stuff done. Most importantly, I think, I am attempting at least to be conscious as I do work.
Recently I was in Malmo, Sweden presenting at the Øredev conference. I presented this keynote as well as a talk on ASP.NET MVC 2 and also did a few panels, one of which we recorded LIVE and streamed online.
Here's my talk from that Friday keynote. I include links to each of the Creative Commons photos I used from Flickr, as well as links to each of the web pages where I did my research or where I used a diagram. I also tried to call out each place where the thoughts were not mine.
This talk is/was a mashup of the various techniques that I try to apply in my everyday life. There's a little GTD, a little Covey, a little Pomodoro, a little Jon Udell, a little 43 Folders, a little Merlin Mann, a little Gina Trapani, and a little Hanselman. I also show some of the tools I used to manage the flow of information in my life. I hope you enjoy it. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, given that I was freaking out about it for a week.
You can watch the talk in HD here, or if you're viewing this page from hanselman.com directly, you can watch it embedded below. The sound is a little hot (it's overdriven by the sound guy) so please forgive us.
Scott Hanselman - Information Overload and Managing the Flow from Øredev on Vimeo.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, given that I was freaking out about it for a week.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.