10 productivity rules that don’t work

Addresses one of my favorite unrealistic productivity rules: Don’t check email first thing in the morning. Or even: Only check email a couple of times a day.

I’m in the news business – interruptions are what I do. Also, I’m based in California for an international organization. By the time I get in, the day is half-over for my colleagues in the UK. I need to check email first thing.

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