Tag Archives: productivity

Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately | LinkedIn

Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately | LinkedIn. This article certainly lends itself to the argument that university and college does NOT prepare you adequately for the realities of work. Students and graduates need to realize that post-secondary education does a fine job of preparing people for academia, not for a career […]

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An Experiment in Being Unplugged

“My wife and I made reservations to go to our favorite hotel for nine days. But I knew that getting away from my office wouldn’t be enough if I remained tethered to my online life and my work. I decided not to bring my laptop, my iPad, or my cellphone. I left an away message […]

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Talks – TEDx: Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I like Dan Ariely. He conducts very interesting experiments that reveal a great deal about why we make the choices we do within the economic context we are in. In this TED talk, he talks about what motivates us to work. Big surprise, it turns out not to just be money: Contrary to conventional wisdom, […]

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Killing the Myth of Speed Equalling Poor Writing

Killing the Myth of Speed Equalling Poor Writing Apparently writing 250 words per day works out to around 90000 words a year which is an average paperback novel. Writing 250 words takes about 15 minutes so you could be a novel a year author by writing 15 minutes a day. It’s probably an oversimplification or at least […]

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Can Ideas Rot? [Lifehacker]

Can Ideas Rot? [Lifehacker] “I have a new rule that I’m making for myself and holding others to: If you haven’t worked on something in the past two weeks, you’re not allowed to talk about it.” Steve Corona makes this bold statement at the beginning of his post on Lifehacker. I guess I’ve been trying to respond […]

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