I never heard of ” Pomodo – a Japanese technique”, but hey, I’m not from Japan. I wondered if you confused it with the very popular Pomodoro Technique (Not from Japan) so I looked it up in Google, and apparently Google has never heard of a Japanese technique called “Pomodo” either, but hey what does Google Search know anyway, right?
Anyway, the Pomodoro technique, developed by Francesco Cirillo, an Italian productivity expert, currently living in Germany, takes the extreme opposite viewpoint. Pointing out that multitasking is a huge productivity killer and the Pomodoro Technique is designed to break you of the habit of multitasking so that you can focus and a singular task long enough to develop a state of flow.
By the way, the original research documentation on Flow was done by a group of researchers based in Italy, where they are still considered the foremost experts on this topic.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. Italians are the leading pioneers in this productivity research, not the Japanese. “Pomodoro” is the Italian word for “tomato”, which just happens to be the style of kitchen timer Cirillo used when developing this technique.