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How to avoid being controlled by your digital tools

Michael J. Coren
A man uses a laptop computer as pigeons are seen at a park in Tokyo
A man uses a laptop computer as pigeons are seen at a park in Tokyo

In 2013, I founded a software startup called Publet. Almost immediately, my co-founder made it clear that my project management style was veering toward disaster. I made project requests by email. I would periodically call to “check in.” Meetings were scheduled without a clear agenda. We didn’t clearly document work goals. We were, in his…

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