Unhappily shocked by Sputnik’s unexpected 1957 success, President Eisenhower quickly pushed the Pentagon to establish the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its ostensible mission: “to prevent technological surprise to the U.S. military, and to create surprises of its own.”
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Watching 16 candidates trying to make a good impression while fighting for survival is not only very entertaining (there are lots of tantrums and personality clashes) but is also great for picking up dos and don’ts for your own career or business venture. Read more here.
Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time at work…many of us behind a desk. Why not make your desk space feel more like home? Here are some great tips you can try for yourself. [READ ON]
Contemporary office design often reflects the needs and values of society at large. When we spend more or less half of our waking hours hard at work, it only makes sense to be in workspaces that are both functional and conducive to personal well-being. Read more for the hottest trends in modern office designs.
Are your photographs stashed away because you do not have frames to put them in? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a desk top photo frame using common office supplies. You will need a CD case, a binder clip and scotch tape. Read on for detailed instructions – happy crafting!
Today I read this article from PresentationZen about the following wonderfully crafted presentation from Sir Ken Robinson on the topic of education and creativity. On it Sir Ken explained, among other ideas, the difference between creativity and divergent thinking which I found fascinating.
Before going any further if you have a few spare minutes imagine a paperclip and give yourself as much time as you want to come up and write down a list of all the things that you can use a paperclip for like for example bending it to make a hook. Once you can’t come up with any new ideas scroll down past the following depiction of slnc doing that same exercise a few minutes ago[more...]
This is a great post from the Business Insider….
Teaching others to improve their personal productivity is big business: Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, David Allen… they and others have turned improving individual productivity into a massive industry.
At least for today, forget them.
If you want to finish a major project, knock out a task you’ve been putting off, or just complete a lot of work in a relatively short period of time, there’s an easier way.
And it’s free.
Say you need to complete a task you estimate will take 10 to 12 hours. Here’s how to pull it off in one day:
This is a good article from “The Daily Dose” on motivating creative employee’s…
Your company is filled with creative employees. Some of them are easy to pinpoint and many others are brimming with untapped potential that can help your business thrive in an ever-changing market. Many companies unintentionally hinder creativity, so learning how to motivate creative employees can give you an advantage over your competition.
Time Starved? Any hints to shorten meetings are worth sharing…..from The Entrepreneur
Time is often the enemy of entrepreneurs. Countless lengthy troubleshooting meetings take away from the strategic planning needed to stay on the right track.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Over the years, I’ve developed a method to keep status-update meetings as short as five minutes.
I call it the “five-minute stand-up,” and it’s about the questions that I expect an employee to have answers to if he or she stops me between meetings to give me an update.