Make your future self work: Pareto performance in pandemic times and beyond

How can you use new tools, techniques, and technologies to rethink your personal productivity and enhance your future self?

How do you know you're bringing value to your team when all your interactions take place online? How can you use new tools, techniques, and technologies to rethink your personal productivity and enhance your future self?


In this Big Think Live session, MIT research fellow Michael Schrage dives into how we can all make fast, simple, scalable changes to make ourselves more effective and influential in the post-COVID world. From self-awareness vs. situational awareness, to understanding the Pareto principle as a springboard for change, this live session is a valuable moment to check in with yourself and remap the future.

Ask your questions for Michael Schrage in the comments section on Big Think Edge (exclusive to subscribers), YouTube, or Facebook!

Michael Schrage is the author of several books. His new book will be released in September 2020.

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