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WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to take mobile gestures to the next level: use pitch, yaw and “the claw”
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
To give our phones better touch, we actually don''t need anything more than what''s on the device according to Chris Harrison, a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Uncategorized Structure Connect 2014
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Here are some tips on how you can manage both the free space… Uncategorized bandwidth free space management More and more, the core features of iOS favor storage in the cloud rather than on the device.
FUTURE OF WORK [How To] How To Avoid Suffering from Future Shock
| MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
The recent passing of Alvin Toffler has led me to reflect more than usual on the challenge we still face of overcoming – or at least surviving – “Future Shock.”. As Farhad Manjoo commented in the New York Times on July 6 : …‘unless intelligent steps are taken to combat it,’ [Toffler] warned, “millions of human beings will find themselves increasingly disoriented, progressively incompetent to deal rationally with their environments.”. How’s that for an accurate forecast?
PORTALS AND KM [How To] SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity
| SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. This is the session on The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity led by David Hogue VP of Experience Design Fluid Inc I was lucky to go early as there was a line outside by the time it stated. Although people have more experience and are more sophisticated, it still takes time to learn new interfaces, information, and interactions.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading
| SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard -- especially in this age of endless distraction. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Use Voice Pitch To Influence Others In Seconds
| THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
There is something about the voice which is effective in communicating status. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [How To] How To Move When You Don't Know Where to Go
| FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
And I know that failure to deal with both sides of this equation is one of your surest routes to stuck. . Yesterday I stumbled across this article on the Harvard Business Review Blog on what to do when you don't know what to do. We know we want something different, but we aren't sure what is going to happen if we pursue it. If life is a journey (and I think it is), then standing still is the best way for you to miss what your life has to offer.
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PSYBLOG [How To] License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
Giving yourself permission to sin means you can get what you want, but at what cost? ? His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog.
WWW.LABNOL.ORG [How To] Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs. A Practical guide to Google Docs: Learn how to do anything and everything with your online Google Office. Q: How do I upload all my Microsoft Office documents from the desktop on to Google Docs? A: List Uploader is a Windows utility that enables you to bulk upload files to Google Docs via drag-n-drop or through the right click menu. to my Google Documents? A: Go to Edit â??>
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Festive at a distance: How to combine remote work and holiday cheer
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
It’s December; so let’s be honest: You’re probably devoting as much time to fantasizing about baked goods, planning party attire and stressing about a gift for your hard-to-buy-for mother as you are to focusing on work. The festive vibe is perfectly natural for this time of year, but the impulse to celebrate the season’s holidays gets a little more complicated the more dispersed your team is. If you have colleagues spread from New Delhi, India to New Haven, Conn.,
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Deal With “Bacn” Email Without Using Gmail’s Smart Labels
| FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
Earlier this week, Google released Smart Labels, a nifty new feature for Gmail that can automatically label many types of “bacn email — the kind of emails that aren’t exactly spam, because you’ve signed up to receive them, but maybe aren’t particularly useful either, like newsletters, social network notifications and forum mailings. It’s all done completely automatically, with no need to set up complex inbox rules.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Use Goals To Avoid Depression
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
Warning: depression linked to setting the wrong type of goals. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Depression
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Set More Secure Passwords
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
Twitter is currently dealing with a surge in spam that appears to be related to the Gawker breach , for example. Use this as an opportunity to set more secure passwords on all of the services that you use. Even if you’re currently breathing a sigh of relief because you don’t have a Gawker account, now is a very good time to review your password strategy. How to Set Secure Passwords. It also needs to be unique for each service that you use.
PSYBLOG [How To] Why Good People Do Bad Things AND How To Stop Them
| SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
How to stop people carrying out unethical behaviours. » » Continue reading: Why Good People Do Bad Things AND How To Stop Them. » The Emotion Which Drives People To Work The Hardest. How to Stop Your Mind Wandering. » Read HealthiestBlog.com , the new site from PsyBlog's author. Related articles: This Supplement May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression. Are Sexy People Really More Selfish? New Study Reveals Men and Women Differ.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Reduce Harmful Effects Of Neuroticism
| MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
Neurotic? This approach may help reduce its harmful effects. > > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to back up your Firefox about:config settings
| THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
As well as add-ons, it has a vast number of advanced settings you can adjust via a special “about:config page, which enable you to do all kinds of useful things, such as stopping the browser from switching into “Work Offline” mode if your Internet connection drops. So to back it up, all you need to do is find your prefs.js Then if you ever need to reinstall Firefox, you can simply overwrite the prefs.js Firefox is a very customizable browser.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Spot The ‘Good’ Type of Psychopath
| SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
There are two types of psychopath -- not all are unhelpful and destructive. > > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to make devices sound less like robots: add lovable flaws
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Human Machine Interactions founder and CEO Brant Ward wants designers to take cues from the movie AI to make voice interactions with machines more compelling. Uncategorized Human Machine Interactions Roadmap 2014
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [How To] Linked Intelligence » Blog Archive » How to Politely Decline a LinkedIn Invitation
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2007
« Guy Kawasaki’s LinkedIn Profile Extreme Makeover Better Boilerplates » How to Politely Decline a LinkedIn Invitation Due to my visibility from this blog and my participation in the various LinkedIn Yahoo Groups (which exposes your e-mail address), I typically get at least 5-10 invitations to connect on LinkedIn every week from people I don’t know. Less than 5% of people I send that to ever reply to me. Read on to fi.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to add $15 Cree lights to your pricey Philips Hue system
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
If you''re willing to add white lights… Uncategorized connected lighting lighting Philips Hue Smart Home For those of you with the $200 Philips Hue starter kit and maybe a few extra Hue light bulbs, I''ve got some great news.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to use Screen Pinning in Android 5.0 (and why you might want to)
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Our phones hold all sorts of personal information so handing them over to a friend, your kids or someone else to borrow is always a bit of a risky proposition. The… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
KMEDGE.ORG [How To] Will You Know How to Make Sense of the Future?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
With a background in economics and innovation, Chris's job as chief executive of Monitor Networks is to suggest new ways to sense and think about complex--and sometimes alarming--situations. That's why we asked him to keynote, of course, and why I called him.). We talked about what Chris is going to share at our conference. Yet falling economic dominos attest to the dark side of our interconnectedness. How will it affect how we create and share knowledge?
PSYBLOG [How To] Here’s How To Cut High School Suicide Attempts 23%
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Bullied high school students three times as likely to think about suicide. » » Continue reading: Here’s How To Cut High School Suicide Attempts 23
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [How To] The Choice - or How to have a full life
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
There is a paragraph in the appendix that summaries the book: There are two alternatives: one is to b h about reality and the other is to harvest the gifts it just gave us. The book is setup as a discussion / debate between Eli and Efrat (father and daughter) around the topics of “how do I think” (like a scientist)? and “how can I have a full life?” These notes were used to illustrate the concepts that arose in the discussion.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Beat Major Depression With The Right Diet
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
World-first study reveals how diet can treat major depression. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Depression
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Mine Twitter for Information
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
Last week, I admitted that I am an information junkie , and I wanted to follow up this week with a few tips for feeding your information habit by mining Twitter for information. Twitter tools are popping up like weeds lately, so rather than try to be comprehensive, I’m just going to highlight a few of my favorite tools for getting information out of Twitter. Twitter’s built-in search engine is probably my favorite way to find information in Twitter.
PSYBLOG [How To] Psychopaths: How To Tell Which Ones Are Criminals
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
Brain scans on 14 convicted psychopathic individuals reveals the criminal traits of their brain activity.
PSYBLOG [How To] How to Recapture the Simple Pleasures of Childhood
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Study backs (brief) abstinence as a path to more pleasure from routine activities. When I got a new toy or was taken to the cinema, it seemed all the more exciting, not because I was deprived, but because I perceived it as a special and rare gift. As an adult I can easily make choices that would have dazzled my younger self: should I so desire, I can buy more candy than I can possible eat, go to the cinema every day and order piles of brand new books.
PSYBLOG [How To] How to Pick a Winner: A Psychological Trick to Improve the Odds
| MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Does thinking too specifically about a bet make you more likely to lose? The Korean researchers are fascinated by the question of whether thinking more carefully about a bet can actually make you less likely to win. They wanted to see how people did when betting just on who won compared with when they tried to predict the exact score. of the time, but when they just tried to predict the outcome they were right 44.4% for the exact sore to 46.5%
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Create OCR Scannable Business Cards
| TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
More and more business people are using some form of business card scanner with OCR technology to transfer business cards into their contacts database. Whether with an iPhone app or a scanner like NeatReceipts (Mike previously reviewed the Mac version ), OCR can drastically simplify the process of transferring contacts from paper to your contact management database. A clean font like Helvetica may seem boring, but it is easy for OCR to translate.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Bilingual Social Networking: How to Interact in More than One Language
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
I use the former to talk to international contacts, and the latter for local contacts. It’s not a strict rule, since I prefer to use English, but there are some cases where sending updates in Tagalog is preferable or unavoidable. How can we interact in one language without alienating part of our audience? From time to time, I receive messages saying “Translation please! Who are your contacts and how intent are they on reading what you write?
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Gigaom: Gigaom Research webinar: Making agile and waterfall work together: a how-to guide
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
In this webinar, we will examine the reasons why businesses might choose one methodology over another, evaluate the stresses those choices make on an organization, and suggest concrete steps businesses can…
- [How To] How to raise money from crowds: 11 crowdfunding platforms and examples
It takes the idea of crowdsourcing (getting services delivered by crowds) and applies it to raising money. Kickstarter gained attention when the new open source competitor to Facebook, Diaspora* , sought $10,000 and has already raised over $180,000 before the funding period is over. It offers a bonus of 5% of the funds raised if funders reach their goal, and also allows project creators to offer tax deductions to funders.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Set Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL or Hotmail as Your Default Email Client
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
If you use a webmail service, like Gmail or Hotmail, you’ll find that clicking on email links on the web won’t work properly; your computer will often irritatingly try to open a desktop client that you don’t use, such as Outlook Express or Apple Mail. Fortunately, there are a couple of free apps for both Windows and Mac that you can use to fix this behavior. During the installation, you’re asked to specify which webmail provider you’d like to use.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Tell A Narcissist From Their Signature
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
The study found links between signatures and the darker parts of narcissism, such as authoritativeness and exploitativeness. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Personality
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] New book offers tips on how to “future proof” your career
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
Is there anything we can do, when it comes to work, to reduce the anxiety of the future and prepare ourselves to gracefully weather economic and technological change? If you’re not the type to go in for bunker building, there are alternatives, according to a new book by London Business School professor Lynda Gratton out this week in the U.S. Gratton took to her blog recently to give American readers a sneak peak (the book is already out in the U.K.)
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] WWD Screencast: How to Export Delicious Bookmarks
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
The news that Yahoo is may be planning on shutting its popular social bookmarking service Delicious is concerning, particularly if you’ve used it to store a large number of bookmarks. Fortunately, Delicious makes it really easy to make a backup of your bookmarks as an HTML file that you can then import into your browser or into another bookmarking service. Here’s a short video showing how to export your bookmarks: Related content from GigaOM Pro (sub.
PSYBLOG [How To] How to Feel Good About Your Body and Worry Less About Imperfections
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Develop a more positive body image with this psychological approach to the self. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. Related articles: The Surprising Motivational Power of Self-Compassion. The Body Map of Emotions: Happiness Activates the Whole Body. “I Am a Lovable Person!”: ”: Why Positive Mantras Backfire For Some.
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [How To] How to Start a Side Gig--Career Clinic on November 16
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
How to Start a Side Gig. who is the founder of Capture Greatness , a Philadelphia-based scholarship writing and college coaching initiative created to help first-generation college goers and students from under-resourced schools make their dream of college an educational and economic reality. If you're on Twitter, you can go here to subscribe to attend this session or any of the other upcoming Career Clinics. .
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Stop Firefox Going Into “Work Offline” Mode
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
If you’re working somewhere with dodgy Wi-Fi, it can mean constantly having to go the “File menu to disable it. and above that you can use to prevent the browser from automatically switching into “Work Offline mode. To set the option, type about:config in the browser’s address bar. The preference name needs to be entered as network.manage-offline-status.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Experience Intense Awe And Wonder
| FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Awe and wonder can help people feel more connected and reframe problems. > > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Dramatically Improve Your Motivation
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Attendance at fitness classes was 90% higher in the group that used this type of motivation. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Motivation
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Live a More Meaningful Life
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
Seven steps to a more meaningful life includes meditation, movement and maximisation. Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Make Your Brain 10 Years Younger
| SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016
People showed improved memory and the ability to perform tasks more quickly. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Sleep Better AND Improve Memory 26%
| THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
People in the study slept better and their memory was boosted. Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Sleep
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health. BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” for 30% off Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health. ** Use code "5OFF" for $5 off PsyBlog's new ebook: "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" (Valid until 24 Oct 2016) **. Psychology
DAVE GRAY INFO [How To] How to know what to draw
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
I have taught a lot of people how to draw their ideas. One of the questions that comes up over and over is “now that I can draw my ideas, how do I know what to draw to get my ideas across?” ” In other words, “I have a communication goal, how can I figure out the best way to draw that?” ” It’s not just how to draw, but what to draw.
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About Ross Dawson Keynote Speaking/Strategy AHT Group Future Exploration Network The Insight Exchange Repyoot Recent Media Appearances « How to make Facebook secure for organizational use: no more excuses! » How to survive Christmas parties: A practical guide to festive conversations Ross Dawson, December 21, 2007 9:15 PM US PT As we move into Christmas season, many people will find themselves in social situations they may not want to be in.
ELEARNMAG.ACM.ORG [How To] elearn Magazine: How to Fail When Using Internal Social Media
| SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
To leave a comment you must sign in. ACM Membership is not required to create a web account. If you are an ACM/SIG Member or subscriber, the email address you provide must match the one we have on file for you; this will enable you to take full advantage of member benefits. How to Fail When Using Internal Social Media. This article is an edited excerpt from 15 Ways to Fail at Social Business—How companies have failed implementing Enterprise 2.0
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Stop Obsessing Over A Dark Secret
| FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
Dark secrets really do feel like a physical weight pulling downwards -- here's how to get rid of them. » » Continue reading: How To Stop Obsessing Over A Dark Secret. » Here’s The Real Psychological Secret to Weight Loss (And It’s Not Counting Calories). 4 Dark Sides To The Pursuit of Happiness. How To Stop Food Cravings: 10 Tricks Based on Science.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to avoid long waits at the Genius Bar before you get there
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Cracked screens, dead batteries and water damage -- sometimes you simply can''t avoid a trip to the Genius Bar to get your broken Apple device back in working order. You may have heard… Uncategorized Apple Store genius bar NASDAQ:AAPL NSDQ:AAPL
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Spend Money So It Brings You More Wellbeing
| SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
Spending money so that it increases your happiness and wellbeing is an art form in itself. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Read Someone’s Emotions With 90% Accuracy
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017
How neuroscientists are learning to predict emotions with increasing accuracy. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything. Psychology
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Be As Unbelievably Innovative As Darwin And Newton
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
Darwin and Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection at the same time. Why? ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to make beautiful charts in Microsoft Excel
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 11 September 2007 How to make beautiful charts in Microsoft Excel Chris Gemignani of Juice Analytics shows how to recreate a New York Times chart using Microsoft Excel. I used it to make a timeline comparison to scale and it turned out pretty good.
ANECDOTE [How To] How to tell a story
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
Some great advice from Scott Simon
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to deal with an angry person
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 05 October 2005 How to deal with an angry person From Quick Verbal Tactics : [A basic technique that] employs just two steps: Step 1. For example: "I dont want you to be angry. outcome statement] -or "How can we achieve our goal here and minimize your frustration?"
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to present like Steve Jobs
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 24 October 2005 How to present like Steve Jobs What makes Steve Jobs such a great presenter? Its not complicated, and, with practice, you can do the same things he does to make your presentations more effective. When he wanted to show how the Motorola iPod phone worked, he acted it out onstage.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Instantly Make Someone’s Belief Stronger
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
Labelling people's thoughts can instantly act as a trigger. > > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything"
PSYBLOG [How To] How to Dodge Buyer’s Remorse
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
Why our purchases sometimes don't live up to our expectations and what to do about it. There's a standard psychological mistake people can make when wondering how to spend their hard-earned cash. Here are a few examples, see if you can spot the pattern: A camping holiday seems like fun when you abstractly imagine escaping the rat-race and getting back to nature. The answer is that we tend to think abstractly about our potential purchases.
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to succeed in business
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. How NOT to make a chart posted by dave at 6:04 PM 2 Comments: Cathy Richardson said. I was introduced to your blog via my nephew. 11/15/2005 Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link About Me Name: dave gray Location: st.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Here’s how to add tap-to-wake on your Nexus 6
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Although Google''s Nexus 9 has a great tap-to-wake function, the Nexus 6 doesn''t; at least not yet. Google could enable it in the future but if you can''t wait -- and… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Tips and tricks: Mac OS X Mail 5
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Welcome to another instalment of Tips and Tricks, the series which aims to teach you something useful about one of your Apple products. There a few new tips that apply specifically to Mail 5, and also some existing tricks that should come in handy no matter which version you’re using. However, by default, it doesn’t show messages you’ve sent in reply during the conversation, which makes it harder to follow exactly what is being said and why.
GREEN CHAMELEON [How To] Green Chameleon » How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How To Use KPIs in Knowledge Management I’ve always been wary of KPIs in knowledge management, because they appeal to a tangible measurement mindset that is easily distracted from the intangible and hard-to-pin down outcomes of KM efforts. And changes or spikes in activity or output trends can signal a need to investigate deeper.
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to handle a worst-case scenario
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 05 December 2005 How to handle a worst-case scenario Just in case. Did you toss the last one in there about the camel just to make sure we were paying attention? :) 12/07/2005 Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link About Me Name: dave gray Location: st.
BOXES AND ARROWS [How To] How to Win Friends and Influence People Remotely
| TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
Knowledge workers are increasingly required to work in a distributed manner – in some cases this is working specific weekdays from home, in other cases it involves close interaction with team members spread across continents. Outsourcing (mainly to India and China) and reductions in travel spending due to the recession has lead to more and more distributed teaming. Working out which to use, when is not as straight forward as you would think.
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: The Noguchi filing system
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. To employ the system, youll need to discard many conventional notions about how to store paper documents. Heres how it works: You need a set of A4 (letter)-sized envelopes and some way to mark the outside of the envelopes. Dont attempt to classify documents.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] How to Communicate Your Busyness to Remote Colleagues
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
As we face up to the holiday season, many of my colleagues and clients are beginning to feel the pressure of deadlines. Time is running short, and suddenly they need my contributions to their projects immediately — if not sooner. They know how often you stand around chatting in the kitchen, and how often you take a lunch break. Sometimes I might reply to your emails immediately; other times it may take a day or two.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] 18 Tasks You Can Crowdsource
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
Crowdsourcing is a way of getting work done that can help you save time, money and free you up to get to other work at hand. Here are some ideas for tasks that can be crowdsourced, and links to sites that can help you with those tasks. Need something translated, without having to rely on Google Translation to do the trick? Looking to get photographs tagged or classified and support a good cause? How did you go about it?
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Gigaom: Extensions in iOS 8 are great: Here’s what they do and where to find them
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Android has always made it easy to share content between apps and now iOS 8 does the same. There are already a number of apps taking advantage of the iOS 8… Uncategorized How-To NASDAQ:AAPL NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG
COLLABORATION 2.0 [How To] How to Accelerate Business Performance with 2.0 Technologies
| SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
With the big US Enterprise 2.0 conference a week away, some more thoughts on accelerating business performance with the effective deployment of these modern technologies.As previously discussed here, modern technology has greatly accelerated the rate at which we can create letters, documents, notes and voice communication, but these outdated workflow paradigms are inefficient and choking
ENTERPRISE 2.0 EVANGELIST [How To] Your Corporate How-to Wiki | Scott Gavin
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
Contact Knowledge Plaza Talks/Presentations Home » Uncategorized Your Corporate How-to Wiki 20 November 2007 2 Comments Have you seen WikiHow ? It’s a customized MediaWiki implementation tagged as ‘The How-to Manual That You Can Edit’ I love it for the following reasons: It has a very clean and neat interface Recent how-to articles are shown on the left A featured article takes prime position on the front page Submitting an article is very nice.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [How To] How to Hold a Retreat or Meeting Where New Thinking Emerges
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
I want to describe that meeting and then tease out the design characteristics that led to such memorable results. The stated goal of the retreat was to “push the boundaries of what we know about creating and managing knowledge-based organizations.” That sounds pretty ordinary so far, but here is where it started to get interesting. We will use the posters to create an “idea gallery” as the means for exploring and linking ideas during the retreat.".
CONVERSATION MATTERS [How To] Part II “We Know More Than We Can Say: How to Use Tacit Knowledge
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
. In Part I, I explained why “we know more than we can say” including, 1) how our brains store knowledge, 2) how we create knowledge 3) the values and relationships that are involved in tacit knowledge. I gave examples of situations in which knowledge workers, who understood something very deeply, were unable to clearly articulate what they knew to others, although they were themselves able to act on their deep knowledge.
CLARK QUINN [How To] Stop training! Or, how to get there from here
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
One of the things I’m wrestling with right now is the transition from where we’re at to where we should be. I’ve already said we have to change, the question is how. A number of us have talked about what the future could and should look like (including but not limited to my ITA colleagues ), but how do you get there from here? Whether it’s 70:20:10 or some other model, there simply has to be a better way.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Feel Happier Right Now
| SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
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COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to develop a questionnaire
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. com Site index Full Atom Feed My paintings (Click to view Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. Join the conversation!
ANECDOTE [How To] Anecdote: Learning how to learn
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008
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WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Bilingual Social Networking: How to Interact in More than One Language
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
I use the former to talk to international contacts, and the latter for local contacts. It’s not a strict rule, since I prefer to use English, but there are some cases where sending updates in Tagalog is preferable or unavoidable. How can we interact in one language without alienating part of our audience? From time to time, I receive messages saying “Translation please!” Who are your contacts and how intent are they on reading what you write?
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [How To] The Perfect Sunday Morning Bloody Mary
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
The solution to Sunday morning (or at least those Sunday mornings that start like this) is the perfect Bloody Mary. You don't have to go all the way. Allow me to elaborate. Your vodka is about to mixed with all kinds of crazy stuff. You wouldn't want to waste the good stuff on a Bloody. That said, there is an art to Bloody Mary vodka. It's never a bad idea to class-up your morning routine. You don't need to blend the tomatoes.
PSYBLOG [How To] How To Raise Children With Short Attention Spans
| THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
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- [How To] The Seven MegaTrends of Professional Services - Introduction - Trends in the Living Networks
Those who protest that professional services has been a stable haven in a world of change, and that they work just as they did decades ago when they began their careers, need only look at email to belie their statements. It is just 10 years since it became commonplace for professional firms to use email internally and with their clients. For example, a reasonable time to respond in writing to a letter posted by a client may have been a week.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Social Media Management for Evolving Businesses
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
Should the job be assigned to a single person, or should it be spread among a number of individuals? Another 30-40% place social in corporate communications, your marketers may be the last people you want making posts to your social media accounts. A couple of the teams I work with are currently facing this dilemma as they endeavor to broaden their social media presences, and to get greater value from these engagements. Top Remote Work Trends to Watch for in 2011.
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] Communication Nation: How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 08 February 2008 How to Draw an Eye, with Karl Gude Karl Gude demonstrates how to draw an eye. 2/10/2008 Post a Comment Links to this post: " rel="nofollow"> posted by @ Create a Link About Me Name: dave gray Location: st. com Site index Full Atom Feed My paintings (Click to view
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] 11 Tips for Dealing With Email Overload
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Be brutally honest with yourself about which information you really have time to read, and get rid of subscriptions to anything that you rarely or never actually read. Bacn refers to email like messages from retailers and social network notifications; it’s not exactly spam, because you’ve signed up to receive it, but not necessarily useful either. If you use Gmail, you can use its Smart Labels feature to automatically filter out bacn emails.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] 4 Tips for Greater “Stick-to-itiveness”
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
It’s not uncommon to hear about businesses shutting their doors within the first year, but lack of “stick-to-itiveness isn’t just limited to the actual businesses themselves. Blogs, podcasts, newsletters and a slew of other efforts are pushed to the back burner long before they’ve had time to make a blip in the world’s radar. Make a resolution to get back on track tomorrow. Find ways to encourage patience and consistency.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Professionalism and Social Media
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
People’s impressions of the company can be positive or negative depending on whether the people posting to those accounts are representing the company in a professional and consistent manner. The person in charge of the company’s email Twitter account ( @earthclassmail ) allowed themselves to be goaded into an ongoing and negative discussion with a “troll account set up specifically for the purpose of annoying the company.
ANECDOTE [How To] How to tell a story about yourself without sounding like an ego-maniac
| THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
To paraphrase Annette Simmons, "People wont listen to you until they know who you are and what you want." And one of the best ways to introduce yourself and answer these two questions is to tell a story that reveals something about your character and experience. The challenge for many people, however, is to find and tell a story that doesn't sound like you are just blowing your own trumpet. This will help illustrate a key point to this approach.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Don’t Do Social Media Marketing by the Numbers
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
As the social media industry matures and best practices continue to refine, I’m struck by how too many people tend to get caught up in the numbers — or at least the wrong numbers — and let those numbers dictate how and when they use social media. They change from year to year based on the popular network of the moment and how familiar people become with these networks. The conversion from fans to customers.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Is Your Business Tapping Into the Human Cloud?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
It wasn’t that long ago that the phrase “everyone is connected” was relegated to science fiction or New Age spiritualists. But more than that, the cloud has become a way for us to connect with each other. We use it to connect with our friends and family via Facebook and Skype, update our personal blogs, store and share photos online and even express our rage and emotions on Twitter. Use wikis and social intranets to build knowledge. How-To network
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] 4 Strategies for Getting Unstuck
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
The past few months have been filled with dilemmas both big and small, and I’ve found myself struggling to find solutions to them on several occasions. While the process of figuring out how to move forward with something can be frustrating, discouraging, and even exhausting, there are a few strategies I’ve stumbled on recently to help me get unstuck and get back on track quickly. #1 4 Pay attention to what’s right in front of you.
PSYBLOG [How To] 8 Psychological Keys to Spending Wisely ? PsyBlog
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
How to Be Creative. Get email updates: 8 Psychological Keys to Spending Wisely. In these economic times we could all use a little advice on how to spend our money wisely. They are trying to explain this paradox: "Wealthy people dont just have better toys; they have better nutrition and better medical care, more free time and more meaningful labor—more of just about every ingredient in the recipe for a happy life. How to Get More Pleasure from Your Money.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] 5 Tips for Clearer Written Communications
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
When you’re working with a distributed team, your written communications absolutely have to be as clear as possible. A lot of in-person communication has absolutely nothing to do with the actual words we’re using. Body language, tone of voice and other factors that can completely change the meaning of a few words, and they simply don’t translate to email. Vague words are just an opportunity for problems to creep in. Read messages out loud to yourself.
PSYBLOG [How To] Psychology of Persuasion ? PsyBlog
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
How to Be Creative. Do you want to be an agent of change? Psychological research reveals how to tip the balance in your favour. Every single day each of us is subject to innumerable persuasion attempts from corporations, interest groups, political parties and other organisations. Each trying to persuade us that their product, idea or innovation is what we should buy, believe in or vote for. 3 Universal Goals to Influence People. PsyBlog.
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] System Reset: An Experiment in Life-Shifting
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
While there are definitely benefits to having the freedom to do what you want when you want, one downside for me has been the development of several bad habits, like: Email. I’m not against working long days now and then, but I am against working for work’s sake , and on many days, I have a bad habit of not staying aware of the hours I’m putting in or paying attention to whether or not I’m even getting anything worthwhile done. How Do You Work?
WEB WORKER DAILY [How To] Web worker security: how to keep your data safe at a distance
| TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
The flexibility and autonomy of web working can boost productivity and morale, but letting company information out of the secure perimeter of corporate headquarters also opens organizations up to a whole host of security concerns, according to a recent article from MIT’s Technology Review. The piece lists several potential vulnerabilities, including: Web workers are more vulnerable to “ social engineering ” attacks. Decide who needs access to what.
TONY KARRER [How To] How to Download YouTube Videos
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2008
I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Other ways to download YouTube Videos and/or convert them. To get it in Flash Video Format / FLV - you can use the little tool provided by TechCrunch.
COMMUNICATION NATION [How To] How to draw a car
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
How to draw a car , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I just posted a short video drawing lesson on how to draw a car here. I chose a car because it's one of those things that people quite often need to draw and often struggle with. I show how you can use simple shapes to make something that conveys the idea pretty clearly. The same principles will apply to other kinds of drawings. Let me know if you'd like to see more of these.