personal productivity

Few months back I found a system by Brian Eno called Oblique Strategies. I found it very powerful in extending basic aleatory systems like coin toss. It made me consider building a more personalized list of strategies that can help make progress whenever I am stuck.

This week I was able to spend some time on making such system of cards that now sits on my desk.

Figure 1: Deck of personal aleatory strategies

Many of the strategies come from ideas that I have found useful, few are borrowed directly from Oblique Strategies, few are generated via ChatGPT, few are based on personal values etc. I am hoping them to become a useful addition to my workspace.

I have also added them in an Emacs function here1 in case I don't have the cards around.



You can check the strategies by following the link.