Spend 10 minutes on Quora reading about productivity, and you're bound to find an answer mentioning the Pomodoro Technique. Developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, the Pomodoro Technique uses a timer to break work into small intervals that are separated by short breaks. It's as simple as working for 25 minutes, resting for… Continue reading The Pomodoro Technique – It’s More Powerful Than You Think
Like most people, I like being productive. I like knowing that my limited time on this earth is being spent making the most of myself. That could be learning a new skill that interests me (like VFX), teaching underprivileged youth basic computer science and computer literacy, or even sleeping. As long as it’s helping me… Continue reading Don’t Overthink, Just Do the Damn Work!
What does studying for exams, learning a new language, training for a marathon, and waking up early have in common? They all make us uncomfortable. Most people don’t like getting up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning. Most people would say that they struggled to learn a new language, especially if they… Continue reading The Most Important Skill You Can Acquire
Almost nobody likes textbooks. Even fewer people like reading more of them than is required, which is what inspired me to write this post. I believe textbooks are highly under-appreciated. In a world of more “exciting” methods of learning, like online video, MOOCs, and begging your professor/smart friend to explain a concept for the 12th… Continue reading Read Your Damn Textbook!