Thanks for the mention, @Jerod_Hillard.
I like Newport’s books and have just read most of this latest one.
I might write separately about this elsewhere, but a brief thought…
I feel like for many of us here, this is mostly old hat. For me, I started using Asana in 2012 when it was just out of beta and have read all that Asana has published (in Wavelength and elsewhere), and others too, ever since.
Asana started developing the app even earlier (2008) and seemed to not only make a commitment from the start to their own work culture, but also to essentially open-source it to all. So Newport’s prediction that his book’s ideas will be taken up by companies in the next five years is welcome, but not new. “A World Without Email” has been the case at Asana for years (email is for external use only).
Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to your always-helpful, thought-provoking posts, @Jerod_Hillard!
PS Newport admits to not comparing tools, so his use of Evernote and Trello is not an informed endorsement of those or a dismissal of others, I’d say.