DISCOVER THE TOP 10 APPS AND TOOLS OF PRODUCTIVITY PROS

Systems Thinking and Management

Here’s how to use systems to effectively manage your life and time, and how they underpin all aspects of productivity.

4 Steps to Accessing Emergency Superpower Mode

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One of the recurring themes between the Asian Efficiency team this year has been the idea of balance vs going “all out”. We’ve found that most people prefer balance – work hard, take breaks when you need to, and maintain some semblance of a life. But there are also times when you need to go […]

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Gamification, Video Games and Productivity

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Gamification, Video Games and Productivity

I have a confession to make: I LOVE video games. Ever since I was a kid. Whether it was Commander Keen on my family’s first 386 computer or Final Fantasy VII on Playstation – I’ve always enjoyed playing video games. But little did I know, that playing video games actually makes you a better and […]

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Turning Points, Tipping Points and Manufacturing Serendipity

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Turning Points, Tipping Points and Manufacturing Serendipity

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference […]

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Riding the Chaos

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Note: This is a modified version of a bonus white paper that appears as part of the upcoming Productivity Blueprint. In it, we discuss one of the more advanced ways of handling distractions both beneficially and optimally. Let’s talk about a concept we call Riding the Chaos.

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The Zero Stress 5-Step Process for Handling Work Day Emergencies

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Handling Work Day Emergencies

Emergency! It’s a word that strikes us with a combination of anticipation, excitement, anxiety, dread and a whole host of other emotions. And they happen to everyone, especially in the work place. Business owners and entrepreneurs jokingly call them the “crisis of the day” or, “strategic opportunities”. However you want to think about work day […]

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10 Checklists You Need to Have To Be Asian Efficient

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10 Checklists You Must Have

We love checklists here at Asian Efficiency. They help you get things done quickly and without room for error. Any procedure that we use more than twice is documented in checklists so it’s safe to say that we are a little obsessed with checklists. Anytime I find out that someone doesn’t use checklists, I look […]

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Simple Data Isolation for Reducing Distractions and Increasing Productivity

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Simple Data Isolation for Reducing Distractions and Increasing Productivity

Let’s talk about how isolating your data makes you more productive.

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