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Some people say that time pressure stimulates creativity. Some argue the opposite. What we do know is that there are 168 hours in each week.
Issue #002
A newsletter by
Louise, Sedir and 
William


Issue #002: Creativity & Time

Some people say that time pressure stimulates creativity. Some argue the opposite. What we do know is that there are 168 hours in each week. So how do we find time for what matters most? We've texted with time management expert and TED speaker Laura Vanderkam and sweeped WWW for some tools to make your days more efficient and creative. Oh, and thank you for all the great e-mails, texts and comments. Welcome to the second issue of Bird Talk. Enjoy!

Texting with Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books. In her studies she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. Watch her TED Talk or check out her book 168 Hours. Here's some of her insider tips.

Do like Laura says and plan the good stuff first. Track your time with Toggl. Write beautiful and efficient meeting notes with Bear. Share stuff across all your social media accounts with Buffer. Organize your to do’s with Later. Try the team communication tool (and Slack challenger) Flock. Stop wasting time logging in with the help of 1Password. And keep your focus on one task at a time by planting a seed in Forest.

Off-topic things you should check out

We’re always on the lookout for good stuff. Here’s some non time-related things that’ve grabbed our attention.

The Atlantic has written an impressive article on Silicon Valley's stance towards female employees.
Read this touching letter by Amy Krouse Rosenthal who just died from cancer.
Beat social anxiety with small, creative challenges. Try this new app 'Steps'.
Project Include helps you to accelerate diversity and inclusion within your company.
Gucci stepping into the meme-game in their latest campaign.
Here's why the see-now-buy-now revolution is dying.

Reader's corner – Ruben Hughes, Squarespace

In every edition of Bird Talk we ask one of our readers to share something with you. It can be anything. This week we have Ruben Hughes from Squarespace.

– I've always dreamt of escaping my own reality. Being in the overwhelming chaos that is New York City, I often travel to see and feel a place that can give me a different perspective. Now imagine calling that place home. Check out this scene from The Light Between Oceans which partially captures that second life that I dream about. From the home steps away from the shore to the uncontrollable feeling of love, I get lost in its beauty. 

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