Hanselminutes Podcast 268 - Personal Systems of Organization - Rey Bango interviews Scott Hanselman
Tables turned this week and Rey Bango interviews Scott on his personal systems of organization. How has Scott synthesized the systems of Stephen Covey, David Allen, J.D. Meier and the Pomodoro Technique into a living system that works for him.
Links from the Show
- Free eBook: Getting Results the Agile Way
- The Pomodoro Technique
- Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
- My system in 2005: Personal Systems of Organization
- Oredev Keynote - Information Overload and Managing the Flow: Effectiveness and Efficiency
- Do they deserve the gift of your keystrokes?
- Hanselminutes Podcast 234 - Getting Things Done with Lane Newsom
- The Three Most Important Outlook Rules for Processing Mail
- Getting Organized While Drinking from the (Outlook) Fire Hose
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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
So why did you change from Evernote to OneNote?
Thanks for the great show! I'm always trying to find the right organization method for me. Guess I need to do more of a cafeteria approach until I find what works for me.
I was talking to a buddy of mine about your "two aspects" of organization 1) GTD aspect, and 2) "capturing stuff" aspect. He pointed me to a recent blog article with a pretty harsh critique of GTD. Just wondering what you think of GTD?
I'm new to your podcast, so I'm not sure if it's OK to share links, but here's the blog: http://bit.ly/l55zfR
PS - thanks for the story about the space pen vs. the pencil. Definitely one I'm going to retell!
also i had to get a space pen, i forgot about those. thanks. :)
But strangely I've never heard this story/joke before. But loved it none the less. Thanks for great podcast!
It helps a lot. Great.
I definitely relate to the feeling of burning a day and feeling like I didn't get anything done. Sometimes I'll go back through my sent emails or commit log and see I did get some stuff done, but it was so disorganized that it didn't feel like it amounted to much by the end of the day.
It's good to know that even people like You have some procrastination and blame-myself moments. And it's very good to know that you combine several techniques (Covey's, GTD, Pomodoro, ...) into one working for You. That would be also my guess. I'm working on mixing several techniques right now.
Many thanks for this show and wish you many successes in getting important things done/delivered :)
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