How Observational Learning Can Have a Huge Impact on Productivity

Someone walks over, introduces themselves and raises their hand out in front of you. How do you know what you’re supposed to do next?If this were the first time you saw this behavior, you wouldn’t have a clue.If you were from an Eastern culture, you might go to bow toward this person. But you know […]

The Importance of Sleep Cycles on Productivity (+ Tips to Improve Yours)

Sleep is the best cure for most problems we encounter and affects our ability to face challenges head on and be more productive every day.We know surprisingly little about our own sleep cycles, the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, or how we can hack and influence our sleep patterns to become more creative […]

The Industrial Revolution could shed light on modern productivity

HOW much yarn per day could an 18th-century British woman spin? Such questions are catnip for economic historians, whose debates typically unfold unnoticed by anyone outside their field. But a running debate concerning the productivity of pre-industrial spinners, and related questions, is spilling beyond academia. Each probably produced between a quarter of a pound and […]

Why Getting Things Done is the Best Productivity System For You

David Allen’s Getting Things Done book has been around for over ten years now and has totally changed the way that many knowledge workers work and play. The system has helped me and my team here at Lifehack get their most important work done on a daily, monthly, weekly, and “lifely” basis. But, what if (this is […]

30 Best Productivity Books You Should Read To Boost Your Productivity

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you write a to-do list, install a CRM system, do your best at organizing your calendar, and push forward. No matter how hard you try though, you keep bumping up […]