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    Monday
    Apr132015

    SMALL BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS

    I had the honor to be one of the judges of the Small Business Book Awards.

    Related: My post, Awarding Small Business Books.

    Thursday
    Mar122015

    SUPPORT CONTENT CREATORS AT WEBCOAST

    I will have a session at the potluck (un)conference, WebCoast, on how you could support bloggers, podcasters, and other content creators.

    How do you support content creators?

    Thursday
    Nov132014

    PERSONAL KANBAN WORKFLOW ROUTINE

    Are you following a special productivity system? Are you struggling with having zero messages in your email inbox? Do you get things done in your worklife (both professional and personal tasks) in a timely manner? Is the word "time management" an oxymoron?

    I have been developing my own personal kanban workflow approach for several years, and the pieces of the puzzle are getting in place, at last... ;)

    I jotted down a sketch of F.I.X (Form - Information - eXecute) IT! in the middle of the night, after I had archived >40,000 email messages! I used the "Post-it note" feature in Evernote.

    Earlier that day, I had cleaned my workdesk, in order to get a fresh start:

    Both the in-basket on the desk and the inbox on the computer have been overflowing for a long period, so I thought it was time to get back on track and "decluttered", once for all.

    I have come to the insight that it is almost impossible to have "0" messages in your different inboxes (several email accounts, audio recorded messages and SMS on your smarthphone, etc., at every moment in time. The solution to this "problem," is to create a regular routine of reviewing your workflow in both a visual and textual way. I am developing my own habit of "fixing it!"...

    I am blending low-tech tools, such as notebooks and bulletin/whiteboards, with IT apps, e.g., Eisenhower Matrix, TeuxDeux, Trello, and Workflowy.

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    What's your take on Google's new service, Inbox by Gmail? Lotta Gergils Aston and I discussed it in episode 13 (Bits and Pieces of Sensitive Material) of our podcast show, TrendPal. 

    Here is an excerpt from JR Raphael's post, Hands on with Inbox, Google's new way to experience Gmail:

    Like most people, I have a love-hate relationship with my inbox. I want my email to be simplified. But when I look at Inbox right now, I don't see simplification; I see complication. And if I'm overwhelmed by it, I can only imagine what a typical person who doesn't deal with technology all day will think.

    I want to use Inbox -- I really do. And I'm willing to give it a shot to see if I can get used to its unconventional ways.

    The question is whether with time, this will turn into the next Gmail-like revolution -- something we'll grow to love and rely on -- or into the next Wave-like miscalculation, which we'll love in theory but avoid in reality.

    Computerworld, October 22, 2014

    Monday
    Oct202014

    DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

    Have you experienced Internet users with too much time on their hands? What is the philosophical root of bullying? A parasite with a low self-esteem? It is time to fight back against the trolls of the modern age, in a positive way! 

    Paul Alborough, a.k.a Professor Elemental, has started a campaign on Indiegogo: Don't Feed The Trolls: The Music Video

    How about supporting the campaign with a Britannia £2 silver coin?

    Monday
    Jul282014

    WEIRD MISSION STATEMENT

    Have you read a mission statement, full of gobbledegook and mumbo-jumbo?

    "Weird Al" Yankovic - Mission Statement

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    As a "biz philo-so-pher" and social media evangelist, I recommend you to check out the following intellectual ammo: