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🔍Read Full Article Are Multitaskers Really More Productive?

Are Multitaskers Really More Productive?

0 Comments 🕔15:47, 08.Jun 2011

I often hear—especially from the Gen Y crowd—that “I am a multitasker” and therefore more productive than those that are not. At face value that makes sense. Someone that can do more than one task at the same time should be able to complete more tasks in less time. Seems logical and even mathematically correct, however a recent study from Stanford University might change your mind. Generation Y professionals grew up in an environment where listening

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🔍Read Full Article Streamline Your Business Systems

Streamline Your Business Systems

0 Comments 🕔22:00, 23.Oct 2010

Over the last few months I have been looking to streamline my business to the absolute necessities. I set out to accomplish two primary goals: (1) reduce expenses and (2) reduce administrative overhead, both constraints must be accomplished or I will not proceed with a given process redesign. My lofty goal; operate on a budget for less than $500 a month and free-up time. In the consulting business there is really only a handful of tools

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🔍Read Full Article Task Management: Do We Complicate the Task at Hand?

Task Management: Do We Complicate the Task at Hand?

0 Comments 🕔13:15, 09.Sep 2010

As I have written about before, there are a number of task management applications available for just about every platform imaginable. Of course, the simplest form being pen and paper. This is not a bad solution for many and sometimes the most logical way to go. However, even with the pen and paper method, there is a right and wrong way to take and record notes. Ask any successful college student and they’ll tell you that

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🔍Read Full Article Experiment: Going Digital – Giving up Pen and Paper for a Week: Part 2

Experiment: Going Digital – Giving up Pen and Paper for a Week: Part 2

1 Comment 🕔12:00, 26.Aug 2010

OK, it has been a little over a week, and its time I present my findings. First and foremost, for someone such as myself that enjoys both the digital world and conventional methods of workflow, I found it very difficult to abandon old habits. Once I got over this hurtle—about three days into the experiment—I found the conversion to be much simpler. I take notes on just about everything; conversations, tasks, ideas, etc… Needless to

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🔍Read Full Article How to Spot an Unethical IT Firm

How to Spot an Unethical IT Firm

0 Comments 🕔15:08, 17.Aug 2010

Recently, I wrote an article about fast money versus building lasting, meaningful vendor relationships with a client. I further explained how the technology industry is rampant with fast money firms second to mechanics. This all fine and good, but I have been asked readers on how do you spot an unethical IT firm? How does one know when they are being taken to the bank if they have little to no technological background? This mostly

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🔍Read Full Article Experiment: Going Digital – Giving up Pen and Paper for a Week

Experiment: Going Digital – Giving up Pen and Paper for a Week

0 Comments 🕔12:29, 12.Aug 2010

I have decided to see if--at least for me--it is possible to go an entire week without taking a single note via the conventional means of pen and paper. I am one that has always kept two systems; (1) pen and paper for random thoughts and notes, and (2) digital means such as tasks lists, calendars, and so forth. For me, this is going to be a huge plunge into the abyss. I can’t possibly

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