The Expectation Effect

The Expectation Effect: there is a wide range of phenomena in everyday perception … where we see things in terms of the properties of objects as they are conceived, and fail to ‘notice’ those features that deviate from this conception.

Opinions

Some Friday wisdom. Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one… in the same way that you don’t go around worrying about everyone else’s arseholes… you ought to do the same with their opinions too.

How To Stop Being Angry

Instead of being angry bout something and going on with your day while being angry, why not lose the anger? No, it’s not terribly easy, but it’s also not monumentally hard. Below, ten ways to quickly dump 95% of anger on any topic right out of your head.

Be Like Amazon

I decided to do another book summary post, since I found it so useful and insightful. This one is by brothers Jeffrey Eisenberg and Bryan Eisenberg, writing with Roy H. Williams. They analyse Amazon’s principles through the eyes of two imaginary characters on a road trip. The book is basically a dialogue between the older…

10 Ways the Apple Watch Can Keep You Productive

  I was wondering what to post first… in many ways a ‘first’ blog post is fairly easy – you just start, explain why you started, and introduce yourself and your plans… its a blank slate. What comes next seems to matter more – folks will start judging, deciding whether they want to come back…

First Post on the ‘NEW’ Blog

I started a blog back in 2011 – that happened because I was in the process of starting a company, and all the content about productivity was actually quite relevant to the company’s purpose. The company has since been sold, and the blog has been dormant since 2012… My passion for productivity however, is not dormant…

Brain Storming – Everything Is Allowed

Every day I list at least ten items. I like to practice my idea muscle. Even if its my stupid idea muscle. They might be business ideas. Thoughts about the revolution. Book ideas. Ideas on how to improve my life. Or blog post ideas. Ideas on who I should be connecting with. And so on….

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?

Mobile devices have exacerbated an always-on work culture where employees work anytime, anywhere. They’ve contributed to the blurred distinction between when you’re “on the clock” and when you’re not. Service industry professionals are especially tethered to these devices. There’s an assumption that using smart devices boosts productivity, since they allow us to work constantly. But,…

Productivity Tricks: 3 Ways to Build a Smarter Routine

The highest achievers are strict disciplinarians. Use these three easy steps to boost your odds of success. Flickr photo courtesy of Vicky Sedgwick I am not ashamed to admit this: I am über Type A. I believe in “going hard or going home,” as they say, and pushing to the very end. As an entrepreneur,…

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive. For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right? Wrong. According to…