Sorry for a small delay. We were supposed to launch this issue on Wednesday but my travel schedule got all messed up and I couldn't launch it earlier... but here it is - our newest Productive! Magazine with iTune's Get-It-Done Guy, Stever Robbins, enjoy! Click here to download now!
Meet Stever Robbins
Our featured âstarâ of this issue is Stever Robbins - the âGet-It-Done Guyâ who runs a fantastic weekly podcast on âWorking Less and Doing Moreâ - which is one of the top podcasts on productivity on iTunes. Itâs funny, short-and-to-the-point and itâs jam-packed with productivity advice and handy tips and tricks. I have been listening to it every week for more than 6 months now so Iâm very humbled to be able to interview Stever for this issue of the Productive! Magazine.
Stever has just published a book called âGet-It-Done Guyâs 9 Steps to Work Less and Do Moreâ which I immediately purchased as an audiobook (and luckily Stever himself is reading the book). I âreadâ it through and canât recommend enough. Itâs a great addition to Getting Things Done with a lot more humor (although David Allen can be funny, too :-) )packed with even more practical tips and tricks that will boost your personal productivity.
Single-tasking is the theme of the issue
Somehow each issue of our magazine has a theme and although we never actively seek a theme beforehand, it amazingly enough emerges from the submissions we receive and this time around itâs all about single-tasking and focus.
As Stever says, itâs all about working less and doing more and single-tasking helps you achieve just that. Weâve got two new takes on single-tasking by two new contributors - Pat Brans and Chris Edgar... and an additional geeky approach by yours truly. To accompany our theme weâve added articles that also touch on focus and single-tasking by our regular contributors: Leo Babauta, Michael Hyatt, James Mallinson, Laura Stack and Mike Vardy.
Productive! Magazine on the single-tasking iPad
As you know, starting from issue #5 and together with good folks from Macoscope Company, we started publishing your favorite productivity magazine as a native iPad app. The first reception of the app was really great and we want to make this issue even better on the iPad. The PDF version of the magazine is and will always remain free and each issue on the iPad is just $0.99 to cover the costs of preparation (itâs more than double the work to make the iPad issue, but we believe the reading experience is worth the extra work).
With the iPad app we are aiming to make radical shift in the publishing industry where the traditional big magazines like Wired or Newsweek experiment with their iPad versions and even small and niche magazines like ours can join the same league by offering their readers a perfect reading experience on this great device. Times are changing and we want to be on the bleeding edge of not only technological shift, but an industrial shift as well.
Have a great and productive time
On behalf of the entire team and all the contributors, let me wish you a very productive and inspirational read (on your iPad, computer screen or paper). Hope youâll enjoy this new issue of your favorite magazine and implement some of the tips and tricks to, as Stever would put it, work less and do more.
Editor in Chief, Productive! Magazine
P.S. The iPad version of this issue will come as an update to your Productive! Magazine iPad
app in 2-3 weeks as we need to update the app as well as the content. Sorry for this delay.