Debunking Productivity Myths: An Answer to Lifehacker’s Alan Henry

"It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so." -- Will Rogers, American humorist. "We must not be hampered by yesterday's myths in concentrating on today's needs." -- Harold S. Geneen, American businessman and former president of ITT Corporation. If you haven’t already heard the expression, "lifehacking" refers to the practice of developing little ways of making your daily activities more efficient. The term derives from the practices of computer hackers, who crack open commercial code and rewrite it for their own purposes. Lifehacks focus mostly on improving personal life, so they don't always lend themselves to workplace application, but sometimes they hit the nail on the head. Such was the case with an article by Alan Henry posted on December 5, … [Read more...]