The Crossover Coffee Break: Issue #11

By: Kelly Meissner on June 26th, 2017

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The Crossover Coffee Break: Issue #11

Increase Productivity

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for Crossover blog subscribers

Take a break from your work and join us for some piping hot news about remote work, productivity, and what the Crossover community has been up to.

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Follow the career journey of Ahmad Fathy, a Crossover partner at software company Aurea, as he progressed from a developer to a software engineering manager—and through hard work and determination—achieved five promotions and more than tripled his pay rate. Plus, Ahmad shares practical tips for success at work.

Conquer Your To-Do List with the GTD Technique

Learn the art of getting things done with this five-step process for keeping track of tasks, prioritizing your attention, and categorizing your activities to maximize efficiency.

Top picks from the archives

Rescue your focus! 7 free Chrome extensions to help you find your flow

Distractions are just a click away for knowledge workers who spend their days glued to a computer screen—but you can protect your focus with the help of some tools integrated right in your browser. Choose from these Chrome extensions for help with avoiding task-switching, staying off social media or other distracting websites, and more.

Going Global

Hear from a panel of business leaders—including Crossover CEO Andy Tryba—about how the tech industry is becoming more global, both for professionals working in IT and businesses looking to hire tech talent. Andy shares how Crossover has found success with a remote business model and worldwide hiring strategy.

What we’re reading

How Googlers Avoid Burnout (And Secretly Boost Creativity) | WIRED

Hint: rest time is just as important as work time. As Lin Manuel Miranda, creator of the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, puts it: “A good idea doesn’t come when you’re doing a million things. The good idea comes in the moment of rest.”

How to Learn Programming Languages Faster | SitePoint

Discover how learning by doing—with goal-driven practice (much like what we’ve written about the technique of deliberate practice)—can accelerate your ability to upgrade your skills.

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