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Discussion on: Name a Non-Programming šŸ“– Book that will Make you a Better šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’»šŸ‘©ā€šŸ’» Programmer

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Kyle Walsh

Iā€™d recommend Organize Tomorrow Today by Dr Jason Selk and Tom Bartow.

A lot of times we have to develop under pressure and do so with focus and discipline, and we feel the urge to multi task - leading to many things not being done well. This book very simply and directly shows you how to get back on track and through examples by other high pressure professions as mini case studies. I found it highly applicable to developing performant software at scale when you have many demands and priorities to juggle!

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Sebastian Author

I have long made it my habit to not multitask. When I'm working on a project, especially when coding, I do one thing and one thing only. The phone is off, calls are scheduled, most is done via async e-mail in scheduled intervals. It was tough at first, but workmates, colleagues and clients get used to it. The benefit of this is increased productivity, quality and satisfaction -- on all sides. I highly recommend it.