7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Dit. Dit. Dit.

There’s a notable distinction between being busy and being productive. Being busy doesn’t always necessarily mean you’re being productive. Despite what some might believe, being productive is less about time management and more on managing your energy. It’s the business of life. It’s learning how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most benefits.

Ik ben echt de luiste mens die ik ken. En net daarom ben ik zo productief.

Podcast-tip: De Social Podcast: #stormpoolen en sociale media bij de Nederlandse Spoorwegen met Gerjan Vasse

Zoals altijd een heel interessante blik bij onze Noorderburen:

Jaap van Zessen was vandaag met de trein én op tijd voor zijn gesprek met Gerjan Vasse, die bij de NS verantwoordelijk is voor de digitale reputatie. Welke afwegingen maakt de NS bij de online gesprekken met mensen die hun hulp nodig hebben? En hoeveel berichten komen er eigenlijk op zo’n organisatie af? Thomas Boeschoten (AD en Utrecht Data School) schuift aan als sidekick. De podcast is geproduceerd door Klap van de Molen producties.

Podcast-tip: The Cycling Podcast: Kilometre 0 – Pavé

Aangename mini-aflevering van The Cycling Podcast over de kasseienrit in de Tour:

In this episode of Kilometre 0, Lionel Birnie heads out on to the pavé to witness one of the most dramatic Tour de France stages in years. The morning after the French national holiday and with France playing in the World Cup final later that evening there was a huge, enthusiastic crowd out on the roads. But for the riders it was a case of chaos, crashes and hoping for the best…

Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad

Mark Landler in een analyse bij The New York Times:

In the fiery, disruptive, rules-breaking arc of Mr. Trump’s statecraft, his assertions during a news conference with Mr. Putin marked a new milestone, the foreign policy equivalent of Charlottesville.

Gerelateerd: Thomas L. Friedman in dezelfde krant:

My fellow Americans, we are in trouble and we have some big decisions to make today. This was a historic moment in the entire history of the United States.

Gerelateerd: John McCain:

No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed.

Gerelateerd: James Fallows in The Atlantic:

Conscious tool. Useful idiot. Those are the choices, though both are possibly true, so that the main question is the proportions.

Gerelateerd: The New Yorker:

By undermining our alliances and destroying the American-led world order, he is leading us back toward the kind of dangers that we saw in the first half of the twentieth century. There may not be anything so dramatic as the Cuban missile crisis right away—Russia is not in the position the Soviet Union was in—but over time the costs and dangers are likely to be much higher.

Licht gerelateerd: CBS News:

“Trump was very frustrated; he wasn’t getting commitments from other leaders to spend more. Many of them said, ‘Well, we have to ask our parliaments. We have a process; we can’t just tell you we’re going to spend more, we have a legal process.’ Trump turns around to the Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, and says, ‘Except for Erdogan over here. He does things the right way,’ and then actually fist-bumps the Turkish president.”

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms


“Facebook tries to explain their practices in ways that make Facebook look like the good guy, that they are somehow protecting your privacy,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group. “But it doesn’t get at the fact that they are scanning every photo.”

Podcast-tip: Live Slow Ride Fast (met Laurens Ten Dam): Tour de France #2 – Salut Vendée!

Deze heb ik wederom héél graag geluisterd.

Laurens en Stefan gaan verder. Vooral op de fiets deze weken. Dat geeft Lau dan weer wel de mogelijkheid om even polshoogte te nemen bij de rest van het peloton. Hoe is het bijvoorbeeld met Lawson Craddock? En met Tom? En heeft Peter Sagan nou echt nog nooit van Matthieu van der Poel gehoord?