Important, but not Urgent (In Honor of US Presidents’ Day – Eisenhower Matrix)

In honor of Presidents’ Day (US), we discussed the Eisenhower matrix (named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower because of his “use” of the matrix, where really it was Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca and Roger Merrill who formed his principle into the matrix). In addition to the productivity and technology news of the week, we covered our featured story this week, which was about time management myths!

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Art Gelwicks, a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at, and host of the Being Productive podcast as well as ProductivityCast Podcast

Headlines & Show Notes | Important, but not Urgent

Resources we mention,

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Stories of the Week

What to do with old/dying AirPods – replacements, recycling 

Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage, citing DNS issues

Microsoft unveils Employee Experience Platform, Microsoft Viva |

Microsoft ToDo Adds iOS Widgets

COVID-19: 10 apps that could boost work-from-home productivity – TheCable Lifestyle

Employees Believe Mobile Devices Play a Key Role In Productivity

The Secret, Essential Geography of the Office | WIRED

Productivity techniques for ADHD

Debunking 3 popular time management myths

New Tools of the Week

Augusto and I come across many personal productivity tools and services each week. In this segment, New Tools of the Week, we each bring you a tool we think you might like.


Raw Text Transcript | Important, but not Urgent

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