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Consider it the organization-wide version of "eating the frog."

People at Alphabet’s ‘moonshot’ lab have a saying about productivity: #MonkeyFirst — here’s what it means

One of X's guiding principles is to tackle the hardest part of a project first, so they know if it's worth pursuing at all.

Britain is facing a budget ‘bloodbath’ due to slow growth

Hammond and the Treasury are committed to cutting the deficit to just 2% of GDP by the fiscal year 2020-21.

Silicon Valley’s LSD habit is exploding, and now a 27-year old is offering how-to tutorials over Skype

Psychedelic microdosing has emerged as Silicon Valley's favorite illegal drug habit. Now, an entrepreneur in New York is offering "consulting" calls via Skype.
"You haven’t said anything. Why are you in here?"

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, takes saving time to another level, a former SpaceX employee says.
Set aside an hour or so this weekend to reflect.

Yom Kippur begins Friday night — but anyone can use my favorite app to reflect this weekend

Reflection is a key theme during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

The Bank of England’s chief economist says we’re close to solving 2 of the economy’s biggest issues

"I think the signs are more encouraging on the pay front than they have been for some little while," Haldane told Sky.
The eight-hour workday may be five hours too long, researcher suggests.

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there’s a case for the 3-hour workday

Psychological research finds people can only concentrate for a few hours at a time. After that, they get distracted and performance suffers.
Tony Robbins goes over what worked and what didn't immediately after all of his events, regardless of how exhausted he is.

Tony Robbins has done the same thing after every speech, meeting, or event for 40 years

Tony Robbins has his entire team regularly perform his favorite learning exercise.
It's the time of year to reflect and refocus.

My favorite goal-tracking app is only available 10 days a year — and it begins Wednesday

10Q sends you a daily question for 10 days, and stores your responses in the vault until next year.

My favorite new productivity hack sounds too good to be true

In his new book, "Finish," Jon Acuff recommends picking one goal and making it your priority — and letting other stuff fall by the wayside.