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    Do Great Artists Really “Steal”?

    If you’ve spent any time around creatives you’ve probably heard a quotation that goes something like this: Good artists copy; great artists steal.   Variously attributed to Picasso, T.S. Elliot and even Steve Jobs, this sentiment is frequently echoed. On the surface it seems mildly offensive, which is what makes it so pithy. Yet it […]

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    How To Engineer AppStore Downloads on Day One

    If you just want the numbers, skip to the bottom. This post will cover the history of the project, how we engineered scalability, optimizations, usability and the launch day itself.   I embarked upon building Aftermath just a couple months after my startup failed. The pain of knowing that I had not succeeded at creating a […]

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    Experiment: How To Sleep Less

    If there is a “holy grail” for those obsessed by productivity and time-management, it is conquering sleep.  It is easy to think of the time spent sleeping each night as wasted time.  If only we could sleep less without any ill-effects!   You’ve probably tried going without sleep once or twice and know what a […]

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    Is Sleeping 6 Hours per Night a Good Idea?

    I’ve written a lot about sleep optimization, from falling asleep in 2 minutes to waking up without alarm clocks. I must admit to a dirty little secret, though: I belong to the group of people who does not need much sleep to begin with. For me, 6 hours feels great and 7 hours is too […]

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    Scarcity and Deadlines: The Secret of Productivity?

    A “deadline” is a scary word. It comes from an imaginary line in the ground in civil war prisons, the crossing of which would lead to death. Sometimes the dead line was not even marked; it was just an arbitrary point at which the guards would fire and kill a presumed prison-breaking inmate. Today, deadlines […]

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    Using Tracking to Accomplish More

    This post is a part of the 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment series. If you like the tips in this post, check out the other posts in the series for maximum accomplishment, energy, and motivation.   If there is a single undervalued psychological technique to accomplish more, it is that of tracking. If you don’t know where […]

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