Chaishu—How To Dismantle a Book in Only Two Hours

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

Good News: Monotasking book in English!

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!

Monotasking community meetup in China on Tuesday

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

A3 Poster: Monotasking in a Nutshell

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: Print it and put it on your wall if you're serious about personal productivity.

Procrastination — mini Q & A

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