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My men@pause interview is up, plus an invitation to a four-square-o-rama!

I had the pleasure of speaking with my new friend Matthew Scott, who puts on the men@pause seminars (I love the name :-) My episode is up, and you can listen to it at Productivity Expert for Entrepreneurs. While you're there, you might want to browse through some of the other interviews, including ones with Jason Fried of 37signals, and Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art. Thanks, Matthew!

On a completely different topic, I've been having fun collecting ideas for those two-by-two "four square" matrices. You know, two binary dimensions with names for each cell. Of course in the productivity realm, the classic is Covey's Urgent vs. Important (see this diagram, for example).

I've written about a half-dozen or so before, and I find coming up with them is entertaining, and can actually provide some insight. So just for kicks I'm hosting a little challenge: Send me one of your favorites and I'll post a collection of them. Any topic about living is fair game, e.g., Happy vs. Correct, or Dangerous vs. Exciting - in patented ASCII-Vision(TM):
               Dangerous         Safe
Exciting | Sky Diving | Roller Coaster |
Boring | Cell + Car | Dilbert |

Email them to me at 2x2@matthewcornell.org. Cheers!

Matthew Cornell is a former NASA engineer and one of the few consultants in New England specializing in modern personal productivity techniques. His blog (subscribe via RSS or email) is a popular resource for original ideas on productivity and personal development. Matthew is available for desk-side consultations, workshops, and presentations. Contact him at matthewcornell.org/contact.html

Reader Comments (2)


You were such a great interview.

I thank you for your guidance and time. Don't forget, you are every bit as big-time as those other men@pause seminar guests!


September 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Scott

> Don't forget, you are every bit as big-time as those other men@pause seminar guests!


September 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermatthewcornell

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