CategoryProductivity

Facing Demons

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productivity and tasks

Recently my Calendar has started to look like a brightly coloured periodic table. Pre-scheduled tasks, meetings, calls and even emails have made it to my daily and weekly plan filling up 90% of my days. Finally it looks like I’m getting to grips with my productivity without it filling my head. I’ve never been a person who has enjoyed too much structure before. I like the freedom to...

How to set up a curated newsletter for creative people in half a day

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Curated newsletters are becoming more and more popular and they are a great way to share any great content you find with your audience, particularly if you’re regularly reading and sharing content anyway. So I’d been sitting on the idea for Little Walden for some time. Little Walden is a newsletter curated especially for creatives. Five inspiring links sent on a Friday at 5pm each week — the...

You can’t beat a Moleskine and a Sharpie.

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I love digital tools – I have countless apps and social profiles but they still can’t beat a notebook and a pen.
None of my apps and profiles help me as much as scribbling and doodling my thoughts and ideas down in a pad.
Just the process of transferring ideas from my head to paper makes them become real and memorable rather than fleeting thoughts.

Spreadsheet survival guide.

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Spreadsheets are great. They make complex tasks simple and they allow you to do sums you couldn’t imagine doing without a Maths PHD but they can make your head spin. Last couple of weeks I’ve been working on business projections for Slidecraft and have been building a model we can use to test some of our assumptions. Over this time I’ve come up with a few strategies to get me through the days...

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James Qualtrough

I live on the small but beautiful Isle of Man with my wife, Donna and our twin girls Ella & Erin. I'm Head of Digital Media at Home Strategic and Co-Founder of Slidecraft.

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