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Who Moved My Brain: Revaluing Time & Attention (2010)

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  • 1. HELLO.
  • 2. WHO MOVED MY BRAIN? REVALUING TIME & ATTENTION MERLIN MANN 43FOLDERS.COM Who Moved My Brain? by Merlin Mann is ©2010 Merlin Mann. It is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License. Based on a work at www.43folders.com.
  • 3. MIKE MULEDESIGN.COM
  • 4. http://flic.kr/p/3u3hFj
  • 5. YOU ARE A BIG BARGAIN.
  • 6. YEAH. BUT, WHY?
  • 7. KNOWLEDGE WORK IS MOSTLY IN YOUR HEAD & INVISIBLE
  • 8. KNOWLEDGE WHUH, NOW?
  • 9. BLACK BOX CAREER
  • 10. {} specs meetings email pizza etc. (thing you do) plop! Flawless Work jo b! re at G
  • 11. REMEMBER RICHARD SCARRY?
  • 12. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  • 13. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  • 14. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  • 15. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  • 16. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  • 17. (A DRAMATIZATION)
  • 18. EXHIBIT A 6 BERRY WATSON, CA. 197
  • 19. GRANDPA’S JOB 1933 1940 1950 1960 1966
  • 20. Boss Grandpa Deadbeat Deadbeat Deadbeat
  • 21. Other Main Boss Boss Old Boss HR with Questions Committee Primary You Team Secondary Team Sr. Engineer Programming Who Hates You Partner That Marketing Tech Person Committee
  • 22. OPPORTUNITY COST
  • 23.
  • 24. SELFISH? HARD-LY.
  • 25. FINITE TIME, FINITE ATTENTION Concept: Joel Spolsky / JoelOnSoftware.com
  • 26. SO?
  • 27. FIVE PATTERNS (THINGS THAT TEND TO WORK)
  • 28. FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
  • 29. IDENTIFY LEAKS
  • 30. GOVERN ACCESS
  • 31. WHO GETS ACCESS NOW?
  • 32. MINIMIZE NOTIFICATIONS
  • 33. “DING!”
  • 34. WORK IN DASHES
  • 35. TRAINING: 10/50 DASH 10 min Collect & Process 50 min Work 10 min Collect & Process Etc...
  • 36. RENEGOTIATE
  • 37. QUALIFYING “YES”
  • 38. QUALIFYING “YES” • Kinda • Maybe • Later • A Little
  • 39. FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
  • 40. HERE’S YOU: OK, GENIUS, SO, WHO DID MOVE MY BRAIN?
  • 41. HERE’S ME: ANYONE WHOM YOU’VE LET MOVE YOUR BRAIN.
  • 42. BE A DAD
  • 43. THANKS. (NOW, YOU.)
  • 44. REALLY. THANKS.
  • 45. WHO MOVED MY BRAIN? REVALUING TIME & ATTENTION MERLIN MANN 43FOLDERS.COM Who Moved My Brain? by Merlin Mann is ©2010 Merlin Mann. It is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License. Based on a work at www.43folders.com.

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