Protect your focus with Peter Hartree, creator of Inbox When Ready

Welcome to this edition of our Tools for Thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us be more focused and productive, without sacrificing our mental health. Peter Hartree is the founder of Inbox When Ready, a browser extension that helps you check your inbox with reasonable frequency, batch process email on …

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Capture the big picture with Maks Kuchur, founder of xTiles

Welcome to this edition of our tools for thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us be more productive and more creative, without sacrificing our mental health. Maks Kuchur is the founder of xTiles, a visual tool to organize information with card-based pages. At the intersection of a white-board and a …

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Thinking faster to create more with Andrew Nalband, founder of Thunk

Welcome to this edition of our Tools for Thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us become more productive and more creative without sacrificing our mental health. Andrew Nalband is the founder of Thunk, a daily thinking tool to get new ideas, save time, and get more done. In this interview, …

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Unshackling knowledge management with Samiur Rahman, co-founder of Heyday

Welcome to this edition of our Tools for Thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us be more creative and more productive without sacrificing our mental health. Samiur Rahman is the co-founder of Heyday, a smart browser extension that automatically saves web pages you visit and content from your apps, and …

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Cognitive bottlenecks: the inherent limits of the thinking mind

The “thinking mind” is the part of the mind that seeks to make sense of the world; it analyses situations, imagines scenarios, evaluates solutions, and tells stories. It’s an inherent aspect of what makes us human. However, it’s limited by multiple cognitive bottlenecks. Why does it matter? Because these cognitive bottlenecks limit how much information …

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How to access paywalled research papers without institutional access

The Internet is full of extraordinary allegations, promises of breakthrough discoveries, and content promoting new, innovative products. Some of these claims are supposedly based on scientific evidence, linking to research which you are told to read. So, you look it up, but the papers are hidden behind paywalls. What should you do? One option is …

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Get smarter everyday with Vladimir Oane, founder of Deepstash

Welcome to this edition of our Tools for Thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us make the most of our mind. Vladimir Oane is the founder of Deepstash, a curation platform to become more inspired and productive through bite-sized ideas. Deepstash is built on the belief that ideas are the …

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