My New Favorite Productivity Apps

I love discovering productivity apps that help make life a little easier and more efficient. I’ve found apps that do everything from helping you manage your email to providing music that makes you more productive. Be sure to catch up on my past productivity app reviews. Today I want to introduce you to three of […]

6 Tips for Productive Business Travel

If you have frequent business travel, you know that being away from your home base can do a number on your productivity and your stress levels. But you can make the most of your time on the road while you ensure things are running smoothly back at the office. It just takes smart planning and delegating. […]

Tips for Recovering from a Business Trip

Travel Tips That Work for Vacation, Too   I was recently approached by Entrepreneur Magazine to write an article about getting back into the swing after a mid-week business trip. I discussed how to quickly catch up on email (learn about my “Four Pass Technique”), how to keep your schedule manageable (do you always drain […]

5 Best Travel Accessories from an Occasional Road Warrior

What to Pack? Travel Gear You Need for Productivity and Convenience There are times when I’m on the road a lot. To maintain balance, I try to arrange my schedule so that I have at least one full week at home every month. The other three weeks I’m usually in airports and hotels about 2-3 […]

2013 Tech Trends to Watch, Conclusion

Does your computer have a video camera? If not, you might want to pick one up (USB cameras are quite inexpensive.)  Although we’ve had Skype for video chat for a while, and more recently, FaceTime, I think Google Hangouts is going to bring video chat into the mainstream, because of how embedded Google is in […]

Tip for Effective Attention Management: Take a vacation

(A version of this article was recently published in the Austin Business Journal.  Below I’ll cover some of the high points of that piece.) Think you don’t have time to take a vacation? Think you can’t afford it? Think again. Recent studies make a convincing argument that you can’t afford not to take a vacation.  […]

Productive Traveling Tips

It seems like periodically in my career, I turn into a temporary and intermittent Road Warrior.  There are certain times when lots of travel is necessary.  Given my line of work, with every trip I try to notice what I can do to wring a little more productivity out of the process.  These productive traveling […]

Confessions of a (Highly Productive) iPhone Addict: UPDATE

Since I wrote this post, I’ve gotten an overwhelming response from people who said they found it helpful.  And now that I’ve had my iPhone for even longer, and upgraded more than once, I use it even more than I did before.  And if you read that post, you know it was a lot then.  I […]