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Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

May 30th, 2007

MindManager 7 is shipping-try it now

I got an e-mail from the folks at MindJet today letting me know that MM7 was now available. Disclosure: Because of my participation in the beta and other MM7 events I received a free license to MM7 Pro.
MindManager 7 helps users and workgroups “mind map” — lay out concepts and manage information visually. The technique […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

May 11th, 2007

Darren’s series on Creativity-A must read

My buddy (and boss-though he’s been my friend longer than employer) Darren Rowse-an uber blogger is there ever was one-has been working on a series of posts on creativity.
While the series is aimed at bloggers, creativity is a central facet to almost any work.  What brings those flashes of brilliance?  Although I might joke that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

March 1st, 2007

A Jet Blue Perspective

When I was enjoying myself in sunny Costa Rica on vacation, the United States East Coast enjoyed one of those great consecutive snow blowouts that snarled traffic, cancelled school, and created general havoc for everyone.
Jet Blue got caught in the crosshair as well, stranding passengers on planes out on the runways for hours, canceling a […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

February 27th, 2007

Technology can Pimp Your Work

Sometimes, it is not the individual tip or trick that needs to be done to Pimp Your Work. Sometimes, your company needs to step up and figure it out so that everyone benefits from a productivity increase — including the company.
UPS is one of those companies. Being rolled out over the last two years, UPS […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

February 21st, 2007

Good and Great

There is an interesting saying out there: the enemy of great is good.
I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time with that saying for a long time. After all, there are few things that anyone can be great at, but quite a few things that each of us can be good at.
And […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

January 2nd, 2007

My Idea Board

I am fortunate that I have a large white board where I work that I can use for…whatever. At the end of 2006, I was staring at the white board, noting how much stuff was still showing up on the board even after being erased.
So I got out the cleaning spray and cleaned off all […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

December 15th, 2006

If MindManager isn’t for you, maybe try Freemind for mindmapping

Liz Strauss has a guest post from Grigor Ćorić on mindmapping.  Grigor recommends FreeMind as an alternative to commercial mindmapping tools.  Okay, I’ve tried FreeMind and I didn’t like it. I was spoiled already by MindManager from MindJet.  Hobie Swan introduced me to MindManager and gave me a license to use.  MindJet is also one […]

By Tris Hussey -- 5 comments

December 7th, 2006

Negative Comments on Your Business Blog

It is rare to get that much snark on a business blog. Just doesn’t happen much. We’re very concerned about being professional, pithy, and altogether not very Pimp Your Work by having some fun.
So, if you write for a business blog, have a little Friday fun reading about How to avoid negative comments on your […]

By Scot Herrick -- 3 comments

December 7th, 2006

Passion, but Keep Your Day Job

So let’s be clear: this Pimp is cynical of anything Corporate. In fact, working in a cube means it is management’s approach to the work and when you get to the nice panel office it is all about sacrificing for the corporation.
It was enlightening, then, to read about Pricewatershouse Coopers asking an old employee back […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

December 6th, 2006

Performance Reviews Control Companies

In my post yesterday, I noted that there are two ways executives and managers can get control of a company. The first way was through budgets.
Today we’ll examine what, in my Pimp Opinion, is the second way executives can get control (and start to change the culture) of a company.
The second way is through performance […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

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