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

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

  1. 1. HELLO.
  2. 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. 3. MIKE MULEDESIGN.COM
  4. 4. http://flic.kr/p/3u3hFj
  5. 5. YOU ARE A BIG BARGAIN.
  6. 6. YEAH. BUT, WHY?
  7. 7. KNOWLEDGE WORK IS MOSTLY IN YOUR HEAD & INVISIBLE
  8. 8. KNOWLEDGE WHUH, NOW?
  9. 9. BLACK BOX CAREER
  10. 10. {} specs meetings email pizza etc. (thing you do) plop! Flawless Work jo b! re at G
  11. 11. REMEMBER RICHARD SCARRY?
  12. 12. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  13. 13. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  14. 14. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  15. 15. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  16. 16. Copyright © Random House, Inc.
  17. 17. (A DRAMATIZATION)
  18. 18. EXHIBIT A 6 BERRY WATSON, CA. 197
  19. 19. GRANDPA’S JOB 1933 1940 1950 1960 1966
  20. 20. Boss Grandpa Deadbeat Deadbeat Deadbeat
  21. 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. 22. OPPORTUNITY COST
  23. 23.
  24. 24. SELFISH? HARD-LY.
  25. 25. FINITE TIME, FINITE ATTENTION Concept: Joel Spolsky / JoelOnSoftware.com
  26. 26. SO?
  27. 27. FIVE PATTERNS (THINGS THAT TEND TO WORK)
  28. 28. FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
  29. 29. IDENTIFY LEAKS
  30. 30. GOVERN ACCESS
  31. 31. WHO GETS ACCESS NOW?
  32. 32. MINIMIZE NOTIFICATIONS
  33. 33. “DING!”
  34. 34. WORK IN DASHES
  35. 35. TRAINING: 10/50 DASH 10 min Collect & Process 50 min Work 10 min Collect & Process Etc...
  36. 36. RENEGOTIATE
  37. 37. QUALIFYING “YES”
  38. 38. QUALIFYING “YES” • Kinda • Maybe • Later • A Little
  39. 39. FIVE PATTERNS 1 Identify Leaks 2 Govern Access 3 Minimize Notifications 4 Work in Dashes 5 Renegotiate
  40. 40. HERE’S YOU: OK, GENIUS, SO, WHO DID MOVE MY BRAIN?
  41. 41. HERE’S ME: ANYONE WHOM YOU’VE LET MOVE YOUR BRAIN.
  42. 42. BE A DAD
  43. 43. THANKS. (NOW, YOU.)
  44. 44. REALLY. THANKS.
  45. 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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