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3 ways daydreaming can make you more productive

Next time you’ve got a complicated problem to solve, and concentrating on it just isn’t getting you anywhere, consider this: Maybe you’re thinking too hard. 492 more words

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You're not going to be a millionaire, sorry

New paper from the St. Louis Fed (that’s a thing?) on how your age affects your income. Let’s start with something basic that no one ever really acknowledges, best I can tell: unless you have an inheritance or work in about 4-5 specific fields, it’s typically pretty hard to have a boatload of money before you’re 40-45 or so (and even then, it’s hard). 763 more words

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Your business has a Casssandra Complex

Admittedly I didn’t pay as much attention as I should have in school around the Greek/Roman mythology stuff, so this morning I learned a little bit more about… 701 more words

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Better meetings: Thoughtful question first, No-Rehash Rule

Meetings are a total joke, scourge, and waste of time at most organizations. That video above gets it right in a humorous way. (Watch it; it’s short and worth your entertainment value.) I’ve written about meetings a few times, notably about my confusion on several topics: 698 more words

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Why don't Americans take more time off?

No doubt about it, Europeans think we’re crazy. Compared to people living in France, Germany, and Scandinavia, who routinely take as much as six weeks off annually, U.S. 345 more words

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Brief Thought Exercise: Intelligence vs. Authority

Just thought of this one: it’s going to be a short post that Google will probably penalize me for or something, so that sucks, but I think it has validity in how we think about work. 226 more words

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Be A Better Leader: Priorities, Who, Relationships (PWR!)

I write about leadership all the time. Honestly, I probably write about it way too much. I think I have elements of “strong leadership” in my personality, but day-to-day I’m a rank-and-file employee at a mid-size company … so I mean, no one is confusing me with any type of “thought leader” space, even if some of the stuff I say is relevant or interesting (which it is, from time to time). 1,507 more words

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