Archive for July, 2007

Quality and Contribution

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

I remember reading in one of Donald Trump’s books that he’d buy cheap clothes and shoes because he didn’t think the more expensive ones were worth the money, even though the cost difference was negligible relative to his income.  Then he finally splurged (I think it was on a $2000 pair of shoes), and he was impressed by the difference in […]

How to Create a Personal Productivity Scaffold

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

A scaffold is a temporary structure that supports tools, materials, and people while erecting or repairing a building.  A similar construct can be used to improve your personal productivity.  Much like wearing braces to reposition crooked teeth, a personal productivity scaffold is something you temporarily insert into your daily routine to help create and establish new habits.  Once those habits are conditioned, […]