Unusual Subroutines

The blog and musings of Christopher Allen-Poole

Productive Activities

I've started to think about my own life efforts in the context of "productivity." I don't just mean work efforts, I mean life efforts. If you're only focused on productivity at work then you've missed more than half of your hours in a work day, and at least 60% of your week. Productivity can't just be focused on the office.

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A Short Thought on Happiness

Happiness matters. The bottom line matters, too, but happiness matters more. You might have the most talented of sales forces. You might have the best team in existence. They might be the best in the industry and work well together, balancing each others strengths to create stronger whole. Your employees might love you and your company. They might be the most trustworthy and loyal possible. They might even be related ... Continue reading »


Recently I've been doing a number of interviewing potential hires at my company. I have one question which I put in every interview, and the answer/reaction is one of the most important What is something you're excited about? I ask this question for several reasons. It lets me build rapport with the candidate. I can readily ask some follow-up questions, or at least ask them to tell ... Continue reading »