Investing in Upside or Downside for Your Organization

How much of time, staffing and money does your organization spend on creating incredible experiences (vs. avoiding bad outcomes)?

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The Right Question Could Mean Everything

Tweet These days innovation is everything. What can you bring that’s not being addressed? Or to put it another way, what are you looking at that other people are not? Inquisitiveness and asking the right question is a crucial element of success. Take Gatorade for example. The scientists who invented it did so after embarking upon a journey asking the …

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Reinventing the Desktop

Tweet Here’s a proposal for reinventing the desktop with a multitouch ‘pad’. Check it out – quite interesting. Although I’m not sure how practical this is. What do you think? Here’s the blurb: This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely …

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A Thought on Perspectives

Tweet You may have heard about the woman who constantly complained about her neighbor’s laundry on the line. Whenever she looked out the window, she never saw the laundry clean. One morning, to her surprise, she woke up to see a fresh line of laundry outside. “They finally learned how to wash properly!” she exclaimed to her husband. He replied, …

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Cloud Computing Explained Simply

Tweet Everywhere we look, there’s a buzz about Cloud Computing. It seems to be the ‘in thing’. But what exactly is Cloud Computing? The Cloud is a platform – the Internet platform. Traditionally, we would buy some hardware (like a standard PC, for example) and install some software on it (like an accounts package or an office suite like MS …

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Clutterpad Launching Soon. Be the first to use it…

Tweet Those of you with sharp eyes will notice that the Clutterpad homepage has changed from saying “Coming Soon” to “Launch Date Approaching”. That’s right. It’s very near. We are really excited about Clutterpad. We have been using it internally for a while now and I can safely say that it’s awesome. It really does make teamwork and organization fun. …

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An Organization Tip from a Decorating Story

Tweet I once came across an excellent story about how someone thought decorating was nothing but a really laborious chore. However, he had to paint his bedroom walls. He didn’t particularly want to do it. So what did he do? He painted one wall a day. What an excellent idea! Instead of procrastinating and putting it off he just decided …

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Essential Things to Know Before Starting a New Business

Tweet Starting a new business can be a daunting yet exciting task. There are many reasons why you may want to start your own business. Perhaps you want to work for yourself, you lost your job or want to earn some extra money. No matter what the reason, there are some considerations that are vital before deciding to take the …

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Punctuation Matters

Tweet A lot of people underestimate the importance of punctuation. “What’s the use of commas and full stops?” you hear people whine. “It stops you from expressing yourself,” “It constrains you.” The list goes on. This is far from the truth. How would you punctuate the following sentence? woman without her man is nothing Men punctuated it like this: Woman, …

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“Later”, “Tomorrow” and Procrastination

Tweet The words “later” and “tomorrow” are the biggest obstacles to getting things done and being organized. A task comes on your desk and you put it aside and say “I’ll do it later” or “I’ll get round to that tomorrow”. I have already written about the two minute rule in an earlier post and that’s a great way to …

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