Get more out of Twitter

It is so easy to become overwhelmed by Twitter.  Once you start following more than a 100 people the timeline can quickly become a fast flowing “fire hose” of information.  Once you start following more than 500 you could spend all day trying to keep up to date and informed.  I think a lot of...

My favourite methods for music discovery

I don’t listen to the radio.  I dislike radio advertising for both the interruption, volume increases, and the overall quality.  I also don’t like DJ’s generally – with the possible exception of morning radio shows.  I just want to listen to the music – perhaps with some news every now and then. I listen to my own...

The Farmer’s Creed

There’s a lot written in blogs and in books about Values – both corporate and personal. Zappos, for example, created its 10 core values as the foundation for the entire company – their culture, their self-image, the benchmark against which each employee is measured.   Values become the collective morale compass for a business.  But...

How to achieve and maintain InboxZero

One of my employees recently told me that he had 2750 emails in his inbox.  I couldn’t believe it, no wonder he had problems keeping on top of tasks and felt “overwhelmed” at times at work. Keeping emails in your inbox longer than they “need” to be there is the equivalent of having papers spread...

I have always been a big fan of audiobooks. Did you know that you can get the equivalent of a university education in terms of classroom time during your commute to work in just a few years?  Most university students spend 10 hours or so per week in class and about 250 hours per year;...