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Archive for the ‘Survival Skills’ Category

October 6th, 2007

5 tips to getting rid of unproductive obsessions

“The agriculture ministry is not in charge of Gundam,” said the agricultural ministry official of Japan. What does this have to do with pimping anyone’s work? Well, if you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard by now that some Japanese bureaucrat spent his working hours making 260 contributions of Gundam-related […]

By Celine -- 0 comments

August 3rd, 2007

Work with your IT folks, not against them

Doing a little testing here for the tech crew at b5. We’ve got some kick-ass coders and server admins at b5 who work to keep the lights on here. They’re using PYW here as a test bed for some upcoming code changes, and asked me to test ‘er out. Which then reminded […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

June 9th, 2007

Blackberry Intervention

A little humor for your Saturday:

YouTube - David Spade BlackBerry Intervention
I know I’m not that bad, but it is tempting to let a mobile information device to take over.  Hold on, I just got an e-mail.
Technorati Tags: Blackberry, humor, Blackberry addiction
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By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

May 16th, 2007

Ergonomics are very important to working effectively

How does your body feel after a day at the office? Shoulders tight and sore? How about your neck? Wrists and arms? If you’re like most folks you might be pretty achy and the reason is that your office and desk might not be set up well, ergonomically speaking.
Ergonomics is the science of having things […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

April 25th, 2007

Can dictation software help focus and stop multitasking-and get more done?

Suw Charman wrote on Corante earlier this month that multitasking is as bad as procrastination.  Essentially we really all know we can’t truly multitask…
I’m not sure that this is really new news, though. Who, deep down, hasn’t pretty much known that multi-tasking is a con? We’ve known for years about the state of flow, where […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

March 16th, 2007

Work rules to keep your geek happy

Nomadishere had this awesome post (lots diggs and comments) with 8 “rules” to keep geeks happy and a follow up that he didn’t mean to say geeks are elitists:
#1. Let them work when they want
#2. Let them work where they want
#3. Let them control their lighting
#4. Let them wear headphones
#5. Do not expect them to […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

March 8th, 2007

Five Strategies to Pimp Your Work

We have a lot of different ideas on how to Pimp Your Work. And we present them, sometimes relentlessly, as multitudes of ideas hit us. I thought I’d take a little higher view of pimping your work and move all of this to strategy.
Here are five strategies to Pimp Your Work:

Be Financially Secure. Have enough […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

March 2nd, 2007

Chrysler’s Crisis

Chrysler is on the chopping block again, joining GM with tales of corporate survival — including having weak GM purchase Chrysler as one of the options for survival.
Chrysler, in the past five years or so, has downsized by some 40,000 jobs and has announced its intention of downsizing by 10,000+ more.
No matter what happens with […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

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 26th, 2007

Change Your Perspective to Pimp Your Work

Here’s a great one from Kevin Eikenberry in his post “What Could I Stop Doing?” -

I met with a new friend today. He is the Vice President for Business Development at a bank. He told me he made a decision about six months ago. His decision?
“I decided to stop selling banking solutions.”
He isn’t a slacker […]

By Scot Herrick -- 0 comments

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