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

    • HELLO.
    • 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.
    • MIKE MULEDESIGN.COM
    • http://flic.kr/p/3u3hFj
    • YOU ARE A BIG BARGAIN.
    • YEAH. BUT, WHY?
    • KNOWLEDGE WORK IS MOSTLY IN YOUR HEAD & INVISIBLE
    • KNOWLEDGE WHUH, NOW?
    • BLACK BOX CAREER
    • {} specs meetings email pizza etc. (thing you do) plop! Flawless Work jo b! re at G
    • REMEMBER RICHARD SCARRY?
    • Copyright © Random House, Inc.
    • Copyright © Random House, Inc.
    • Copyright © Random House, Inc.
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    • Copyright © Random House, Inc.
    • (A DRAMATIZATION)
    • EXHIBIT A 6 BERRY WATSON, CA. 197
    • GRANDPA’S JOB 1933 1940 1950 1960 1966
    • Boss Grandpa Deadbeat Deadbeat Deadbeat
    • 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
    • OPPORTUNITY COST
    • SELFISH? HARD-LY.
    • FINITE TIME, FINITE ATTENTION Concept: Joel Spolsky / JoelOnSoftware.com
    • SO?
    • FIVE PATTERNS (THINGS THAT TEND TO WORK)
    • FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
    • IDENTIFY LEAKS
    • GOVERN ACCESS
    • WHO GETS ACCESS NOW?
    • MINIMIZE NOTIFICATIONS
    • “DING!”
    • WORK IN DASHES
    • TRAINING: 10/50 DASH 10 min Collect & Process 50 min Work 10 min Collect & Process Etc...
    • RENEGOTIATE
    • QUALIFYING “YES”
    • QUALIFYING “YES” • Kinda • Maybe • Later • A Little
    • FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
    • HERE’S YOU: OK, GENIUS, SO, WHO DID MOVE MY BRAIN?
    • HERE’S ME: ANYONE WHOM YOU’VE LET MOVE YOUR BRAIN.
    • BE A DAD
    • THANKS. (NOW, YOU.)
    • REALLY. THANKS.
    • 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.