Tip: We work better when we know that we don’t have unlimited time. Work against a timer or for the brave, try a “dead battery sprint.” The technique involves leaving your power cable at home, going to a coffee shop or somewhere else where you don’t have access to your power cable, and working until your battery dies. The time pressure will boost your productivity.
Tip: The effects of feeling overwhelmed are determined not only by how much you work but also by how much time you spend thinking about work. Select a few hours each day to unplug the modem and set your phone on airplane mode. It’s easier to stop worrying about work when you’re unable to do it.
…rs and Liberators alike, as the very obstacle. We might need to learn to simply get out of the way. A project’s value — whether it be improved sanitation marketing, distribution of cleaner cook stoves, gender equality programs, or environmental justice — should be measured by the space it creates for the poor to act as decision makers. To do so, we will have to listen to the poor with greater humility and fewer goals.
In recasting our understanding of poverty in terms of obstacles, we not only are able to integrate the best of the Developers and Liberators, but we also send the poor a different message in the way we treat them: that they are not dependent and incapable, but are themselves change-makers in the world.
When does this information cross the line and go from attempting to influence versus actually influencing voting behavior? As this story unfolds this something we will have to grapple with. This also tells us something abo…
I feel the intention of releasing the emails they were attempting to influence the election. Given the reach of these hacked emails, I have no question that they influenced individuals choice in the election. But how many? 1000, people? 100,000? 1,000,000?