An NYSE exec who spent a week resisting email for 7 hours a day quickly caved to her inbox, but took away a productivity strategy she uses to this day

Betty Liu, an executive at the New York Stock Exchange, once tried an experiment in which she didn’t check her email from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The experiment caused her to stay up late responding to the huge backlog of emails, and she abandoned it after one week. She did pick up one good habit from the productivity experiment: keeping a to-do list of emails to send and writing them all at once.

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