Making Decisions Using the Prioritization Matrix

As an entrepreneur, one of the hardest things to figure out is “What should I work on?” This is also true while working for someone else, but for those of us on our own, it can seem even more daunting. Here’s a quick strategy I use when trying to figure out what to work on; I call… Continue Reading >

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Humor at Work: Wall Street Journal Article

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on office humor, and I was quoted alongside Scott Adams, Michael Kerr, and a few others. You can read the full write-up: Secrets of Effective Office Humor (NOTE: public access may expire soon). Here are my contributions: It is also important to read the nuances of co-workers’… Continue Reading >

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IWNY13: What’s Your System

Note: This is a post recapping my key takeaways from Internet Week 2013. For more, check out this post: What I Learned from Internet Week 2013. In this panel discussion moderated by What’s Your System’s Margit Detweiler , Gretchen Rubin of the The Happiness Project shares some of her productivity techniques. 5 Productivity Tips from… Continue Reading >

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The Psychology of Productivity

A reader sent along this interesting article on the psychology of productivity that shares some ideas on how to be more productive. Included in the article are links to a number of different studies and ideas on what makes us productive. My main takeaway from the writeup is that there are no one size fits… Continue Reading >

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Balancing Humor at Work

One of people’s biggest fears with using humor in the workplace is being seen as inappropriate. Guest author Sarah Clare shares some tips on how to balance humor at work and help ensure that the humor is appropriate. —————————————- Humor is a great way to deal with the overwhelming stress we face at work. When… Continue Reading >

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