I don’t update the "productivity" topic you see to the right as often as I thought I would. As I wrote three months ago, in my most recent "productivity" post (about "batch processing"):

[L]ike Merlin Mann, after an extensive time following the productivity genre/industry in details, I have generally soured on the relentless gadgetry, listmaking, fickleness

A VC (a.k.a. Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist and principal of Union Square Ventures), commenting on a WSJ story, makes a simple, but powerful point about many of the tech startup companies floating around:

As Chris said in his WSJ piece, Facebook has been widely derided for the low CPMs it generates (pennies in Chris’ words).

Bruce MacEwen, great as ever, on assessing the quality of legal representation in the general counsel / big firm context:

On a 1 to 5 score, from unacceptable through mediocre, good, and very good to excellent, the criteria [for evaluating all lawyers a company uses] are:

  • Understood client’s goals
  • Expertise
  • Efficiency
  • Responsiveness
  • Predictive accuracy (about

At Concurring Opinions, The Truth about Multitasking:

I’ve been of two minds about multitasking for some time. But growing evidence is suggesting that the very concept is a myth:

Dr. Edward Hallowell, a Massachusetts-based psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and has written a book with the self-explanatory title CrazyBusy,