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Archive for November 2006

November 30th, 2006

Work pimps are always ready for disasters

So, you come to this blog and expect Scot and I to have pithy words of pimpiness for you everyday, then I drop off the face of the planet.  What happened?  Snow.  Lots of snow (for Southern BC 10 in / 25 cm at least).  When you live in a semi-rural area, on an Island, […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

November 30th, 2006

Good Things Take Time

CBS Sunday Morning does this thing every once in a while where they go looking for the “good” things in the newspapers across the country so they can report on them.
It takes them quite a while to find the good stuff. In a perfect Tivo world, I watched Sunday morning last night — Wednesday […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

November 28th, 2006

Business Blogs Launch Round II

b5media has launched round two of business blogs that are part of the network, as is Pimp Your Work.
This is very exciting for us here at Pimp Your Work as the business blogs come on line. Great information in specific areas to help a broad range of people in their work.
The official announcement from the […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

November 27th, 2006

Task Saturation is Dangerous

Are you overworked? I mean really overworked, not just saying you are overworked? How can you tell?
If you are really overworked, there tends to be three main coping mechanisms used by people to compensate:

Shutting down. You stop working, start socializing, or just leave work.
Compartmentalize. You make lists, check them twice, and then start doing one […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

November 26th, 2006

Best Blog Articles - November 26, 2020

We love to read as well as write here at PYW. Often, we write about what other people are saying and extend the conversation. Other times we just wish we wrote the article in the first place and can do nothing but provide great kudos to our fellow business bloggers.
We’re handing out kudos here.
Every week, […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

November 24th, 2006

New ad-ons for Basecamp released

Okay this might be old news, but hey it’s still good news.  It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Basecamp.  Recently Basecamp announced a slew of new tools that use the Basecamp API.  I’ve checked out the list, but haven’t tried them out yet.  However, some of these look like awesome ad-ons for […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

November 24th, 2006

Mission Statements — Four Pitfalls

Do you believe your Company’s Mission statement? How about your department’s Mission Statement? If you don’t, there are some very good reasons why. We’ve talked about Mission Statements being all the same and have identified five characteristics of good Mission Statements.
But the Pimps here at PYW look for the pitfalls as well. Mission Statements can […]

By Scot Herrick -- 4 comments

November 23rd, 2006

Podcast interview wth David Allen on 43 Folders

I’m really new to the whole GTD concept (so does this mean I’m NGTD … not getting things done?), but I know enough that when I see David Allen mentioned my attention shifts.  Still on the docket to listen to, but 43 Folders has an interview with David Allen on why GTD just works and […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

November 23rd, 2006

Guide to WiFi on the road

In keeping with my recent post about business travel pimps, Om Malik posted some links to the WiFi guide at Travelpost.  I checked out the U.S. airport and hotel lists (I noticed that Portland’s airport isn’t on the list and I know that it has free WiFi) and was pretty surprised, pleasantly, that many hotels […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

November 22nd, 2006

Here’s a question for you, will we ever easily encrypt e-mails?

In my last post I talked about ITSecurity’s 99 e-mail tips.  While reading it, three tips caught my eye:

88. Encrypt emails. Never send important/ private information by email unless you have encrypted it. And even then, think twice before sending it. Also keep in mind that certain forms of encryption may be illegal in your […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

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