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Welcome to markazobel.com! I tend to write across three broad categories: Development Work, Leadership, and Productivity (from the angle of David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology, a.k.a. GTD®). This is mostly because I tend to locate my professional life at the intersection of these three spheres, and writing about them helps clarify my thinking in a way that no other activity does.  If this is your first time visiting, you might try starting off with some of the more popular and widely read posts listed below.

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Category: “Development Work”

A Guided Tour of the Donor Bill of Rights
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Gone in 20 Seconds: Grabbing Attention in Direct Mail Appeals
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Before Your Next Appeal Goes Out, Check the “You” Factor
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What Gets Read First In Direct Mail Appeals
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Category: “Leadership”

4 Ways to Avoid Being an Absentee Leader
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Category: “How I GTD®…”

How I GTD: What a “Mind Like Water” Can Do
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How I GTD: My First Big Breakthrough
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How I GTD: Failure is an Option
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How I GTD: My 5 “Nonnegotiables” For Task Management Apps
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