Do you procrastinate? Do you put things off? Are you misleading yourself, saying you will do something but then avoiding it? Even the word procrastinate has a certain deceptiveness about it, just like it’s meaning, Avoiding work. Procrastination is 5 syllables, it makes it sound almost scientific like there’s a real justification. What you’re really doing is no work but … [Read more...] about Beating Procrastination with a Pomodoro Tweak
I'm designating 2019 as the year to make progress. That's a big statement. What do I mean by it? I’ll tell you and I have a concept that I think will help. In some ways it’s a very simple and easy concept, it’s actually one that I was previously extremely sceptical about. Now I’m a new convert and 2019 seems like the year to really test it out. The good news is that it’s … [Read more...] about 2019 – The year to make progress
“A talent stack is the overall value or sum of an individual's skills and talents.” (Ben Ford) Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) hinted at this in an older blog post. Being the best at the world at one single thing is almost impossible. Becoming good (e.g. top 25%) at two things can be more valuable and also far easier. This can be extended further to additional skills. Even … [Read more...] about What’s your talent stack?
Just last week an Emirates plane crash landed at Dubai International Airport . The aircraft burst in to flames soon afterwards, amazingly all 300 passengers and crew survived. Plane crashes are fortunately rare. This however was an even more unique event. Someone took a video from inside the plane as it was being evacuated. What I find incredible was how people reacted. I’d … [Read more...] about Are you on Auto-Pilot?
Amazon has a patent on One-Click technology. There are often differing views on whether this should be allowed. One view is “that’s so obvious how can you possibly patent that.” The other is that One-Click is such a magic step forward that it does deserve a patent. Amazon is charging ahead with this principle. It’s old news but you should check out Amazon Dash. They are not … [Read more...] about The Magic of One-Click