How do you read and understand the main points of a book in two hours? Chaishu, suggested by Chinese writer Zhou Zhao, has recently grown popular in China. It's a way to digest non-fiction in a collaborative way of monotasking. Yuan Gong is member of a Chaishu group that meet regularly in Shanghai: "We often … Continue reading Chaishu—How To Dismantle a Book in Only Two Hours
After the success for the Chinese language edition of the Monotasking book, the rights for the English language Monotasking book have been acquired by New York City based Skyhorse Publishing. Skyhorse have published forty-eight New York Times bestsellers and also works of four Nobel Prize Novelists. Simon & Schuster distributes Skyhorse in the U.S. Canada, … Continue reading Good News: Monotasking book in English!
Yesterday, CCTV recommended the Monotasking book -- see video clip below:
All sets were reserved months before Staffan Nöteberg's seminar at Moment in downtown Stockholm. More info here: http://www.moment.se/nyheter/fullsatt-frukost-med-monotasking-pa-menyn/
Staffan Nöteberg is the keynote speaker at jDays, which is one of the major Scandinavian software development conferences. More info: https://jdays.se/schedule?talk=keynote-monotasking-from-procrastination-to-productivity
The Shenzhen Monotasking community will kick-off a meetup on Tuesday (Sept 19) in Shenzhen Centre Bookstore. They have planned an ambitious agenda -- starting at 7.30 pm and ending 90 minutes later -- filled with talks, games and exercises. As preparation, they sent me three questions. Here goes my answers: What’s your life purpose with … Continue reading Monotasking community meetup in China on Tuesday
Mia Kolmodin has created a fabulous poster on the Monotasking method. She's done similar and very popular posters before on other subjects, like Agile and Product Ownership. Here's the Monotasking method poster: https://dandypeople.com/blog/monotasking-in-a-nutshell-the-free-poster-stop-procrastination-and-get-shit-done Print it and put it on your wall if you're serious about personal productivity.
Here's a simple mind map describing the core Monotasking method: monotasking-method.pdf
Q: I start every morning with clear intentions to complete one important task. For some reason I don't get started and in the afternoon I'm too tired. What can I do? A: Planning and prioritizing very much takes place in the part of the brain called prefrontal cortex. It´s an energy thirsty organ and it … Continue reading Procrastination — mini Q & A
The Monotasking book will soon be released in Chinese. The cover was recently improved with new art work. See above. The Scandinavian Agile Conference, March 2nd, in Helsinki will feature a Monotasking talk. Tickets available here: http://www.scan-agile.org/