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053 Optimism versus Pessimism for Productivity

Do you see the world in a half-glass-full or half-glass-empty perspective? And, pertinent to us, how does optimism versus pessimism affect your personal productivity? That’s the topic we tackle on this week’s episode of ProductivityCast.

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In this Cast | Optimism versus Pessimism for Productivity

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Francis Wade

Show Notes | Optimism versus Pessimism for Productivity

Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?

Planning Fallacy

Use PERT technique for more accurate estimates

World War Z (IMDb)

The Productivity Paradox: Pessimism vs. Optimism

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking by Julie Norem, PhD

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking (article by Adam Grant, PhD)

The Surprising Upside of Pessimism (And How To Use It For a Psychological Edge)

Six Thinking Hats (Wikipedia)

Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono, MD, PhD

Transcript | Optimism versus Pessimism for Productivity

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