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Discussion Forum > Ask Mark: Overrated Underrated

Ask Mark what he thinks is overrated or underrated.
January 16, 2017 at 6:09 | Registered CommenterMichael B.
January 16, 2017 at 6:12 | Registered CommenterMichael B.

Mark's ability to answer questions like this.


Your own ability to answer questions like this.

See my book "Secrets of Productive People"
January 16, 2017 at 12:23 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
This post was part humor, part learning, so it seems "mission accomplished". Ha. That's why I started with meetings — I already knew your answer for that!
January 16, 2017 at 20:38 | Registered CommenterMichael B.
My name's not Mark, but I'll give it a go!
*overrated: doing tons of things to "be productive".
*underrated: having a clear view of things so the few that are done are truly productive!
January 17, 2017 at 2:51 | Unregistered CommenterTommy

I like that idea. All are welcome on this one. I'll see about an update to the post to reflect that.
January 17, 2017 at 3:12 | Registered CommenterMichael B.
New Year's Resolutions...
January 17, 2017 at 3:23 | Registered CommenterMichael B.
Expensive proprietary systems with notebooks, inserts, special calendar, special paper, quarterly updates, rules, hole punch, tabs, stickers, markers, 4 color pens, page markers ...


piece of paper and a pencil
January 17, 2017 at 20:46 | Registered CommentermatthewS

"Expensive proprietary systems."

Overrated. Though our digital devices have essentially become the modern equivalent!

"Paper and pen."

Vastly underrated. Especially when compared to apps and digital devices.
January 18, 2017 at 0:19 | Registered CommenterMichael B.
I'm a paper and pen man myself as you all know, though for most systems the paper is best in a simple notebook.

The only exception to this is The Last Hour for which I use a simple to do list on Evernote. The reason for this is that I can easily change the order of the tasks as circumstances change. (It would be too messy to do this with paper and pen (or even pencil)
January 18, 2017 at 10:49 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Michael B. , yes, thank you. That is the overrated/underrated I intended label as well.
January 18, 2017 at 21:17 | Registered CommentermatthewS