Beating the To Do List

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Oliver Burkeman was a productivity geek. He was the guy trying to get it all done. He was that person, convinced he could optimise living to get the most out of his time here, writing about it in a wry, detached way in a Guardian column.

Then the penny dropped.

In this episode we talk about his pursuit of elite productivity – but also what it taught him about the ultimate goal of managing one’s time. He went from thinking productivity hacks were trivial to being confronted with the fundamental truth – isn’t what we spend our time (and attention) on the single most important question that any of us are faced with?

A truly brilliant discussion.