The World of Government Secrets & The Problem with Productivity

Something You Should Know

11-03-2024 • 49 minutos

Most offices have a coffee area and some spare coffee cups sitting around for anyone who needs one. This episode begins with an explanation for why you want to stay away from those coffee cups and what you need to do with the cup you use every day. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/02/23/Expert-Coffee-mug-on-desk-a%20germ-machine/UPI-72401361679514/ Our government spends millions of dollars guarding secrets and other classified information. Why? What are they keeping secret? Are there secrets about you in there? Who decides what is and isn’t secret – or top secret. When you look inside the world of government secrets, it is truly strange. And that is exactly what we do in this episode with Matthew Connelly professor of international and global history at Columbia University and author of the book The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets (https://amzn.to/49CjlyR). Our working definition of productivity seems wrong. The idea of getting more done in less time may work for some factory and farm type work. However, many of us today work with knowledge and information. The “just being busy” model of productivity really doesn’t work because the busyness gets in the way of actual results. Here to discuss another way to approach productivity is Cal Newport professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of several best selling books. His latest is called Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout (https://amzn.to/49wvV2M). Men tend to take more risks than women. It may partly be hormones, but evolution also has a role to play. This is especially true when the risk involves a woman. Listen as I explain. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211090844.htm PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! Indeed is offering SYSK listeners a $75 Sponsored Job Credit to get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/SOMETHING We love the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast! https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/business-podcasts/think-fast-talk-smart-podcast Go to https://uscellular.com/TryUS and download the USCellular TryUS app to get 30 days of FREE service! Keep you current phone, carrier & number while testing a new network! NerdWallet lets you compare top travel credit cards side-by-side to maximize your spending! Compare & find smarter credit cards, savings accounts, & more https://NerdWallet.com TurboTax Experts make all your moves count — filing with 100% accuracy and getting your max refund, guaranteed! See guarantee details at https://TurboTax.com/Guarantees Dell TechFest starts now! To thank you for 40 unforgettable years, Dell Technologies is celebrating with anniversary savings on their most popular tech. Shop at https://Dell.com/deals Always find what you love and love what you find at Total Wine & More ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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