Video Killed the Radio Star

And our everyday work habits are killing productivity – more on that in a minute.


On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV launched with the words “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll,” spoken by John Lack, and played over footage of the first Space Shuttle launch countdown of Columbia, which took place earlier that year, and of the launch of Apollo 11. Those words were immediately followed by the original MTV theme song. And then history was made with the airing of the first music video shown on MTV.  It was The Buggles‘ “Video Killed the Radio Star“, and the second music video shown was Pat Benatar‘s “You Better Run“.  Check it out:

Now onto today’s topic about productivity.  We all strive to get more into the day, be more productive, finding more efficiencies, thinking outside the box.  You know what I am talking about.  However many of us have fallen into some really bad habits that are so profound, it really does not matter what else you do until you can solve for these challenges.  A most awesome infographic outlines the Big 7 for productivity failure below.  Thanks to the folks at Column Five and Marketo.


How many of these are you great at?  Time to get great at other things.