4 ways to send & receive far fewer emails (review of Cal Newport’s A World Without Email)

A world without email seems like an impossible, beautiful dream. But a world with far fewer emails? That’s doable and Cal Newport knows the way. The Georgetown University computer science professor has spent five years studying how email affects us at work. To no one’s surprise, it’s not a pretty picture. Research shows email makesContinue reading “4 ways to send & receive far fewer emails (review of Cal Newport’s A World Without Email)”

Review: Six ideas worth considering for your career, company and community in 2017

This review first ran in the Jan. 11 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Here are six ideas worth considering in the new year, pulled from some my favourite business book reviews in 2016. Take an unannounced social media sabbatical.  You won’t miss much. And we really won’t miss your daily musings, deep thoughts, witty observations and running socialContinue reading “Review: Six ideas worth considering for your career, company and community in 2017”

Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work – Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World

This review first ran in the Aug. 2 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World By Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing $34 How about we quit social media cold turkey and don’t tell a soul? At the end of 30 days, we’ll ask ourselves two questions. Did our professionalContinue reading “Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work – Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World”