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Response flexibility

I am trying to improve my response flexibility. I came across this phrase last year and it has really stuck in my mind. Response flexibility is about creating a gap between a trigger and the response to that trigger – allowing you to make a conscious decision about who you respond. “Between stimulus and response […]

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Disconnecting from work email

An experiment in disabling email when on holiday

Taking a vacation in a place where there is no internet access is becoming increasingly difficult (and unwanted) and this sort “digital detox by force” is pretty impossible.  Internet access is everywhere these days and why wouldn’t you want to be able to watch Netflix while on holiday or be able to share photos of […]

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My 2015 reading list

Last year (2015) was a surprisingly busy year for reading – 75 books?  I’m not sure why my list is so long compared to previous years as nothing really changed including my usual late-summer slump where I suffer a reading burn-out and read practically nothing for around 5-6 weeks. I did keep up the habit that I started in […]

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New name for Google's AI

Google needs a new name for their AI

Even with being misspelled, Google is a fantastic name. Other company names never achieved the “verb factor” – where “Googling” something has become embedded into our global lexicon. But times are changing and I really think that Google needs to reconsider their current strategy when it comes to their virtual assistant technology; their “AI”. If […]

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Mindfulness is focus on now

On mindfulness and meditation

Despite existing for 2500 years or so, mindfulness has been gaining popularity in recent years. One of the reasons for this is the large body of evidence – both anecdotally and scientifically – of the benefits that practicing mindfulness can bring (the key word here is “practicing” by the way). I only discovered mindfulness about […]

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Remove Duplicates is like Whack a Mole

How to remove duplicates from a list

I recently had a list of future blog topics stored in Evernote that suddenly became more complicated due to some synchronisation issues (one list became one list with three sections).  I’ve also had people at work ask about de-duplicating a list of contacts with email addresses and also a list of links for a site […]

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My crowdfunding experience

Crowdfunding is a great way to help bring ideas and inventions to life. There are probably thousands of inventions that never made it through the funding stages in the past because inventors didn’t have the appropriate skills or experience. Crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are game changers for inventors and innovators. Anyone can pitch […]

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