Tag: productivity

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Productivity makes a chart-topping FAQ flooded with plenty of useful prescriptions. I know it’s a hackneyed plot. Still, for the sake of the beginners, let me apply my ‘beginner’s mind’ to bring productivity once more under the knife. Productivity, speaking mathematically, is a rate – a quotient of dividing a volume (denoting total output) by…

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As more and more ways of improving productivity are exploited on a daily basis, it comes as no surprise that colour psychology has also been tapped into. Ever since experts realised there was a connection between colours and our interpretation of them, i.e. our emotions, people have been trying to find the right combination of…

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We are living in an age of unprecedented creative stimulation—via the internet, social media, all-pervasive technology, and an “always on” working culture. Which means we are living in an age of unprecedented distraction from focused creative work—from all the same sources. First, computers and the internet transformed the work we did at our desks. Then…

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Personally, I’m a big fan of anything that makes learning new skills easier and resources more accessible, so you can imagine my delight when I recently discovered a marketplace called Skillshare which does exactly that. Skillshare gives anyone with Internet access the ability to learn about a specific craft, expand creative boundaries, and gather the…

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As someone who has finished more than 100 (currently at about 123) classes on Skillshare, I’ve seen both the best and the worst of the courses offered on the site. Luckily, there are very few of the latter – Skillshare is bursting at the seams with quality content. Unfortunately, this means that sifting through all…

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Maybe you’ve heard you should firewall your attention and eliminate annoying and addictive interruptions like IM and Twitter. But there’s another way to work, a way that you can stay in communication with colleagues, deal productively with interruptions, and keep a broad view of what’s available online. I call it connected mode. There are certain…

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In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.