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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


024 Can Productivity Be Fun? – ProductivityCast

On this cast, we have some fun! That is, we ask ourselves the question, can productivity be fun? The ProductivityCast team talks about the concept of adding fun into your productive life. We discuss the potential opportunities to incorporate play into your work, gamifying your productivity system, negative stereotyping by business about the idea of games in a professional space, and more. How are you adding fun into your productivity?

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Can Productivity Be Fun?

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

The Fun Theory

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cass Sunstein, PhD, and Richard Thaler, PhD


The Pomodoro Technique

Forest (app)

Bullet Journal

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Deliberate practice (developed by K. Anders Ericcson, PhD)

Getting Things Done FAST (audio program) by David Allen

SuperBetter (at Work) by Jane McGonigal, PhD

Productivity Book Group’s discussion on SuperBetter

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