Time spent achieving a zero-mail inbox can be better spent elsewhere.
Does that mean keeping an unmanaged inbox, and using Search as your organizer? Where is the balance point? How much email should be kept: all, some, none? A short discussion on email organization and the pros/cons of not managing it.
Fixing problems is like watching or reading great drama. Something is wrong, something not right, something we know we need to fix.
Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty. Better yet, sometimes players do not even know they are a player.
JT reviews Richie Norton’s recent book discussing the need to Live to Start and Start to Live! The need to stop procrastinating, and the need to get on with it.
And, not just a packet of Kool-Aid™, he provides the sugar to fortify it too.
As a Product Manager, you are the center of activity for everything involving the product(s) you are responsible for. Depending on your organization the scope will vary.
However one thing is consistent: You have to balance new feature requests, time to market, and finite development resources.
Time is precious and unread feeds, just like newspaper subscriptions not-yet cancelled, are distractions consuming time.
JT discusses the opportunity he took advantage of following Google Reader’s demise.