Monthly Archives: September 2014

procrastination

Structured procrastination

Structured procrastination means shaping the structure of the tasks one has to do in a way that exploits this fact. The list of tasks one has in mind will be ordered by importance. Tasks that seem most urgent and important are on top. But there are also worthwhile tasks to perform lower down on the list. Doing these tasks becomes a way of not doing the things higher up on the list. With this sort of appropriate task structure, the procrastinator becomes a useful citizen. Indeed, the procrastinator can even acquire, as I have, a reputation for getting a lot done.

Advice for procrastinators.

The trick is to pick the right sorts of projects for the top of the list. 

Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. They try to minimize their commitments, assuming that if they have only a few things to do, they will quit procrastinating and get them done. But this goes contrary to the basic nature of the procrastinator and destroys his most important source of motivation. The few tasks on his list will be by definition the most important, and the only way to avoid doing them will be to do nothing. This is a way to become a couch potato, not an effective human being.

In conclusion, to over come procrastination, make a list of all the tasks you have to do in order of priority, then focus, focus, focus!

 

China Scholars Twitterati 100

Dr Jonathan Sullivan Hompeage

Welcome to the China Scholars Twitterati 100, 2014 edition. The following annotated list is an expanded and all-new version of the inaugural list published here last year. My goal with the list this year is to bring attention to some of the scholarly experts active on Twitter who may be less well-known than superstars like @jwassers, @fravel and @LetaHong. Therefore the 2014 edition does not include anyone from last year. It’s nothing personal—and if you haven’t seen last year’s selection please do so.

To be included on the list, people had to be currently employed at a University in a research and/or teaching role (this excludes recovering academics, policy analysts at think tanks, and collectives) and to have academic publications on China (and/or Taiwan). Tweeting activity had to reach a certain threshold in terms of number of tweets and consistency/recency. Following me was NOT a criterion for…

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香川が独ドルトムントに復帰へ

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140901/k10014236721000.html

サッカーのイングランドプレミアリーグ、マンチェスターユナイテッドの香川真司選手が、ドイツ1部リーグのドルトムントに復帰することになりました。

これは、ドルトムントが31日、発表しました。
それによりますと、香川選手は2018年までの4年契約で合意したということです。

It is official now. Shinji Kagawa goes back to Klopp. Not exactly what I want. But wish him all the best.