Stop what you are doing and remove half of your product

I love words. Probably too much. I love words so much that often use too many words when only a few are needed. It’s not because I want you to know about all the words. It’s that I want you to understand better. Sounds a little silly, right? Yet often we make the same argument…

You are the product

Be outraged. Facebook is no longer allowing you to hide and not be found in searches. Instagram is including ads in stream and getting rid of the ability to stop auto-play. LinkedIn is selling your “endorsements”. Google is reading your email and serving you ads based on those emails. WordPress shows ads in exchange for…

Read more books (please)

Read a fiction book. Read a non fiction book. Read a cookbook or a comic book for all I care. Just spend more time reading. I should say that I am very much in favor of a good blockbuster movie, an exciting football game, or a taut detective thriller. And I am also asking you…

Don’t use your phone as an alarm clock

Don’t use your phone as an alarm clock. Use a plain old alarm clock instead. Pick a time and put your phone in the other room. Ideally, with enough time to think for a while before you go to bed. Why? Doesn’t this make you less productive during the time of the day when you…