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Start a thread: reducing chatter and distraction in Slack

Update: Slack pushed a big update to Threads! Many of the things originally discussed in this post were addressed, which is awesome! More on that below… Slack outlined the problem and opportunity best in an introduction to threads blog post a little over a year ago: When you’re working with your team in Slack, discussions…Continue readingStart a thread: reducing chatter and distraction in Slack

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Where the hell did that thing go? Tips for organizing things on your desktop

A little Dropbox trick for making sure I never misplace an orphan file Most of us now have at least two computing devices that we use on a regular basis. For some it’s their laptop and mobile phone. For others like me it’s my iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad. They all have their purpose and are…Continue readingWhere the hell did that thing go? Tips for organizing things on your desktop

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Slack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?

Thinking through remedies for the always-on, always-communicating world. About the author:Hi. I’m Matt Galligan, aproduct design & strategy consultant that previously co-founded three startups: Circa, SimpleGeo, and Socialthing. Author’s Note: This post is now out of date. About five months after I wrote this Slack introduced a Do Not Disturb feature that is in many…Continue readingSlack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?

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How I work: Staying on the offense with email

With the use of a handful of helpful tools and techniques, I’m able to ensure that no email can slip through the cracks. Email is awful. It’s a beast of a technology that’s thirty years old and definitely doesn’t conform to most of how the world operates today. But no matter how much we decry its…Continue readingHow I work: Staying on the offense with email