Inbox Zero
action-based email




Merlin Mann
Google Tech Talk
Where’s
the Love?
Get a
System




(but, keep it simple)
Time & Attention
   are finite.
Time & Attention
   are Finite




   Concept: Joel Spolsky
Manage
Actions
Inbox Zero
Inbox Zero
Emailʼs just a medium

One place for anything

Process to zero

Convert to actions
What is
Processing?
More than checking
Less than responding

Answers: “So what?”
Make
Sandwiches




(Donʼt just take orders)
Delete
Delegate
Respond
Defer
Do
Delete
(or Archive)
Delegate
Respond
Defer
Do
Choose One
   Delete
   Delegate
   Respond
   Defer
   Do
The
Processing
Habit
“We are what we
 frequently do”
 — Aristotle
Do Email Less.
Cheat.
No fiddling.
Stay on target
     Delete
     Delegate
     Respond
     Defer
     Do
Remember? Finite.
Thanks.
Inbox Zero
action-based email




Merlin Mann
Google Tech Talk
Inbox Zero: Action-Based Email
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From a Google Tech Talk (view the video: http://tinyurl.com/yp4vq3) presented by 43 Folders' Merlin Mann on 2007-07-23 at the company's Mountain View campus.

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Inbox Zero: Action-Based Email

  1. 1. Inbox Zero action-based email Merlin Mann Google Tech Talk
  2. 2. Where’s the Love?
  3. 3. Get a System (but, keep it simple)
  4. 4. Time & Attention are finite.
  5. 5. Time & Attention are Finite Concept: Joel Spolsky
  6. 6. Manage Actions
  7. 7. Inbox Zero
  8. 8. Inbox Zero Emailʼs just a medium One place for anything Process to zero Convert to actions
  9. 9. What is Processing? More than checking Less than responding Answers: “So what?”
  10. 10. Make Sandwiches (Donʼt just take orders)
  11. 11. Delete Delegate Respond Defer Do
  12. 12. Delete (or Archive)
  13. 13. Delegate
  14. 14. Respond
  15. 15. Defer
  16. 16. Do
  17. 17. Choose One Delete Delegate Respond Defer Do
  18. 18. The Processing Habit “We are what we frequently do” — Aristotle
  19. 19. Do Email Less.
  20. 20. Cheat.
  21. 21. No fiddling.
  22. 22. Stay on target Delete Delegate Respond Defer Do
  23. 23. Remember? Finite.
  24. 24. Thanks.
  25. 25. Inbox Zero action-based email Merlin Mann Google Tech Talk
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