David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-seller, Design for Hackers

I struggled with growing my business, but Fancy Hands helped me scale up

March 26, 2014

Productivity is all about mind management, not time management. If you want to be really effective at what you do best, it really helps to offload as many as unimportant details as you can. I’ve struggled with delegation, while watching my friends scale their impact, and their businesses, thanks to their delegation skills. keep on reading »

I’ve been stealthily advising Timeful, & the likes of Dan Ariely & Ashton Kutcher are involved

March 18, 2014

It seems like everyone wants to have more time. In a recent open-ended survey of folks on my email list, time was the second most talked about thing. keep on reading »

Mini-lives: how to see the world without taking a day of vacation

March 12, 2014

Seeing the world is simple: just get on a plane and go somewhere. If you really want to get the full experience in a place, it’s even better to live a mini-life, which is just like living your normal life, but in a different city. It shakes the cobwebs off of your old routines, introduces you to new things, and you return to your home base with a more sublime sense of your self. keep on reading »

This split keyboard may be the biggest thing since your standing desk

February 11, 2014

Standing desks are everywhere these days. More and more office workers are switching over to standing desks, to prevent the health problems associated with sitting. keep on reading »

I thought I had lost my creativity, but “The Art of Less Doing” brought it back

February 05, 2014

Productivity is about mind management, not time management. To really be effective in what you do, you need to be ruthless about not wasting mental energy on things that don’t produce the results you want. keep on reading »

Speaking: the Nerves & the Art

January 13, 2014

“That was kind of scary, how you were able to do that.”

George only noticed because he was one of the fellow speakers – still coming down from the inevitable nerves of giving a talk – but if you’ve watched my TEDx Talk, you probably didn’t notice at all.

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Design connects brains

January 06, 2014

The thing that has always propelled humanity forward has been the sharing of ideas. Spoken, then written language intensified the pace of innovation. keep on reading »

Learn design in 2014: 12 weeks of “Design for Hackers,” for free

January 01, 2014

The trouble with resolutions is you can’t keep them.

Maybe you think you’ll exercise more this year. So, you join a gym, and you might even come up with a workout plan. keep on reading »

9 Great Ways to Manage Your Mind (Instead of Your Time)

November 08, 2013

Productivity is less about time management than it is about mind management. Sometimes you can get a ton of stuff done in a 10-minute burst, while other times you may be totally distracted and unproductive all day long. keep on reading »

Earn it

October 15, 2013

It was a demoralizing feeling, staring down at my paycheck. keep on reading »