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How Do Productive People Do It?

Why are some people more productive than others?

To find out, I asked two stellar and productive past Big Thinkers to “Describe the circumstances under which you are most productive.” 

Charles Duhigg is a husband, father of two young children, Pulitzer prize winning NY Times reporter and author of two best sellers, The Power of Habit, and most recently Smarter, Better, Faster: The Secrests of Being Productive in Life and Business. I waylaid him at the Aspen Airport for his answer.

Shirley Turkle, MIT, has written tons about how technology keeps us from being productive (and intimate with others) so I asked her, too.

Notice what they have in common?