Personal Productivity is Personal: Choosing What YOU Need to Overclock Your Workday

Location: Marina Ballroom E Level: Novice

From the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to Getting Things Done to The 4-Hour Workweek, personal productivity strategies come in many packages, and it’s up to you to choose the techniques that make YOUR life and work better.

Contrary to what book covers tell you, there’s no perfect productivity system. However, small changes can lead to big results, especially for power users. Getting more done in less time doesn’t have to involve outsourcing your email to a virtual assistant, being tethered to a Crackberry, or referring to a workflow diagram just to decide what to do with new information. Tiny tweaks to how you handle your biggest productivity drains can save hours of your life.

This session will cover:

  • The biggest productivity challenges geeks face every day (and how to evaluate exactly what’s taking up all your time)
  • Simple principles that can act as the framework for your best productivity tricks
  • Power user tools that put those principles into practice
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Gina Trapani

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Gina Trapani is a freelance web programmer and technology writer who builds Firefox extensions and web sites. The founding editor of, a weblog on software and personal productivity, Gina authored a book compiling the best hacks from the site’s archives, entitled Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day (Wiley, 2006). A second edition of the book, Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better, is due out in March of 2008.


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