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As A Startup CEO, What Is Your Favorite Productivity Hack?

As A Startup CEO, What Is Your Favorite Productivity Hack? | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack? This question was originally answered on Quora by Paul A. Klipp.
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How to get all your things done in 30 hours per week. Paul A. Klipp, Director of User Experience at Kanbanery shares his approach to personal productivity.


It is a combination of:

  • setting and reviewing goals in a Mindmap
  • managing task in a Personal Kanban board
  • keeping focus by applying the Pomodoro Technique
  • tracking progress in a Seinfeld Chart
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How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk

How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Move beyond the weather to make small talk less painful and more productive. Here are five things that great conversationalists know.
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How to become a master socialite: Stay relax, be genuinely interested in other people and ask more than you tell. 

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Nick Bostrom Explores Superintelligence in His New Book

Nick Bostrom Explores Superintelligence in His New Book | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
 Artificial Intelligence In Superintelligence, the new book from futurist thinker Nick Bostrom,  a variety of intellectual models are used to explore what will happen when machines exceed human...
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In Superintelligence, the new book from futurist thinker Nick Bostrom,  a variety of intellectual models are used to explore what will happen when machines exceed human intelligence.

Read more: http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/04/nick-bostrom-explores-superintelligence.html#ixzz30ut5gUPC 
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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 6:31 PM

And, thus, the human species as we know it will fade out of existence, while a new one fades in.

 

Society will, I think, be more likely biased in favor of those who adapt the new technology, as opposed to those who don't, kind of like how drivers with corrected vision are more favored than those with impairments are not.

 

Hopefully, the notion of the universally rational human being is dead; destroyed in our mind's eye by a wave of psychological, sociological, economic and biological research, personal observation and experience.  Our biological brains are imperfect tools at best at sensing the whole of the universe.  Worse still, is that we don't know if there is a limit to the universe.  After all, there could be things that we cannot perceive or conceive with our current biological, sociological and cosmological make up.  How could we ever, with confidence, say that we've got EVERYTHING figured out definitively, even with these potential technological corrections?

 

Unfortunately, the worst offenders amongst us, those who perceive the universe less accurately than others, are likely to be the most stubborn amongst us at accepting and working with the new technological changes that could be coming down the pike.  These are the people who will be left behind and less favored by society and the natural universe, as those with the greater cognitive and potentially physical abilities get ahead faster and more often in our societies than those who don't.  These are the people who could, hypothetically, lash out against those who are adapting to the changes in knowledge that we get into the brain and robotics.  While they could win the war against the next generation of humanity, they are also likely to be more prone to self-destruction, thanks to the uncorrected "vision" as it were of their view of the universe and how things are and how things work.  They'll crash into that rock and die, while those who had corrected vision could have avoided it.

 

So, while I wouldn't want to be an early adapter of the new technology as it comes out, I also wouldn't want to be at the tail end of adapting it.  Those who have honestly contemplated themselves and the universe as a whole are more likely to acknowledge, be aware of and desire to fix their persistent mistakes and errors, while those who think they've got everything are more likely to not see their potential pitfalls and thus, not correct them appropriately, effectively or in time to save themselves.  I think that this should all be done by choice.  But I also think that things will progress to a point that you won't have a choice, if you're interested in being able to survive and succeed in our society.  New becomes old, new eclipses the old: cycle of life and the universe.

 

Quite frankly, I'd rather have my "vision" of how the world is corrected than leave it to chance alone.  I don't think I'm perfect as I am; my ego doesn't allow me to think like that.  Only then could we, I think, potentially begin to cope with the magnitude of the universe, what is and how it all works.

 

I hope that this technology comes to fruition at the appropriate time, if not for my own sake, then for our descendants' sake.

 

 

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This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that's better than any schmancy designer notebook.
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How often have you bought a fancy new notebook, and after a while, you have lost overview? What do I have to do? What have we agreed on in that meeting?
Organization is the magic ingredient to convert any plain page notebook into a killer organizing tool. Here comes the Bullet Journal method:
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The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up

The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Motivation advice for people who can't stand positive thinking.
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Best hint to overcome procrastination: "Give up on yourself. Don't try to stop being “a procrastinator” or ” a lazy person”. It is distracting waste of time; what mattered is action. “Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be, and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die.” Don’t worry about getting motivated."

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A 10-Minute Exercise Can Make Your Entire Day Run Smoothly

A 10-Minute Exercise Can Make Your Entire Day Run Smoothly | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
If you are the type of person who grumbles about how you never have enough of time in a day to do things, you’re not alone. Adapt this routine and you might find more of it.
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When our world becomes more and more unmanageable, more mindfulness could be the solution.

When our world becomes more and more unmanageable,  more mindfulness could be the solution. | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Creating value in our lives and work requires the courage to delay immediate gratification.
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Death To Core Competency: Lessons From Nike, Apple, Netflix

Death To Core Competency: Lessons From Nike, Apple, Netflix | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Known for decades as a shoe company, Nike is undergoing a digital revolution. In recent years, it's launched everything from apps that are standard issue on the iPhone to wearable devices to web services.
Jens Hoffmann's insight:

In a ever changing world, companies have to change quick and disrupt the market. Core competencies, once the must have, are becoming now the new chain around the neck.

The same applies to professionals. Once hired for their specialist knowledge, now in an opportunistic search and sought for their ability to change and adapt.


Time to unlearn! 

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Werkzeuge für Infografiken

Werkzeuge für Infografiken | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Was mich in letzter Zeit sehr fasziniert, sind all diese Infografiken, die uns auf wenig Platz viel Information zu allen möglichen Wissensgebieten liefern. Ich denke immer wieder darüber nach, für ...
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Visuell kommuniziert es sich leichter und schneller. Das ist das Erfolgsgeheimnis der Infografiken. Was machen, wenn man schnell einen Sachverhalt verständlich machen muss, und die Zeit nicht ausreicht, einen Infografiker (Designer spezialisiert auf Informationsdesign) zu beauftragen und diese gemeinsam zu entwickeln. Das Toolblog bietet eine gute Zusammenstellung von Werkzeugen, die helfen können, die anschaulichen Bilder selber zu produzieren.

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A New Kind Of Social Science For The  21st century

A New Kind Of Social Science For The  21st century | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it

Christakis has done important work on "contagion" in social networks and in this talk (transcript or video) touches on the interdisciplinary study of cooperation that I've been talking about for ten years. -- Howard

 

"Incidentally, related to that, it's not just that a biological hurricane is approaching the social sciences. Social sciences are generating questions that biologists are becoming interested in. One of my favorite examples of this is cooperation. This is a topic that social scientists have been interested in for a very long time, and evolutionary biologists as well. But now this is drilling down even to the cellular or molecular level, and people are beginning to ask questions about how sub-organismic biological entities “cooperate,” and what does it mean for biology?"


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Spend Your Time Wisely: Conferences & Marriages

Spend Your Time Wisely: Conferences & Marriages | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
It is not money that you need to be most careful of when running a start-up. It's time! No matter how much money you are able to raise (or how's-this-for-novel, earn) time is always working against you.
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Sony Ericsson announces Co-creation platform

Sony Ericsson announces Co-creation platform | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it

Sony Ericsson wants everyone to share what they have (content-wise) through the company's Creation software.

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LEAN Meetings: Democratize Meetings with Personal Kanban

LEAN Meetings: Democratize Meetings with Personal Kanban | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it

I have learned about the LEAN Meeting approach in a presentation by Jim Benson at the LEAN Kanban CE Conference. Since then, I have practiced it in every meeting, and I'm very happy about the focus and clarity it brings to my meetings. Give it a try.

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Security Metrics: What is a "Metric"? | SecurityWeek.Com

Security Metrics: What is a "Metric"? | SecurityWeek.Com | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
For the sake of this discussion, the definition of “metrics” is some data and an algorithm for reducing and presenting it to tell a story. There are many important and useful tools related to metrics; this takes a look at some and how they fit together.
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A metric is some data and an algorithm for reducing and presenting it to tell a story.


A good rule of thumb, or heuristic, to use for your own metrics program is that if you're going to share your results outside your organization, you need to start thinking about normalization, heuristics and benchmarks. If not – if your metrics process is entirely internally-focused – then you can just worry about whether a critical number goes up and down over time. 


Those are the three questions you should be able to defend against if you're presenting a metric:


• Define your notion of what you are measuring

• Understand the reliability of your counts: are you relying on automatic collection or subjective self-reporting

• Understand the population of your study and control group

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Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance — HBS Working Knowledge

Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance — HBS Working Knowledge | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
New research by Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano, and colleagues shows that taking time to reflect on our work improves job performance in the long run.
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New research suggests that grown-ups ought to take routine time-outs of their own, not as a punishment, but in order to improve their job performance.

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The origin of the 8 hour work day and why we should rethink it. Think working in 90 minute chunks.

The origin of the 8 hour work day and why we should rethink it. Think working in 90 minute chunks. | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
For centuries we're fussing about what the our optimal work time is in every day life. In today's article, we explore why focusing on energy not time is a smar
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Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind

Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Some people find that minimizing technological distractions helps them focus on themselves and the outside world.
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What comes after the revolution in personal tech? The low tech movement. Have you already discovered, that in the end, it doesn't matter what tool you use to jot down your latest idea, but how thorough your thinking is? It is not about the latest Getting-Things-Done-App, but that you get things done. And deep relationships are requiring focus and dialogue, and not continuous-partial-attention.R


Real achievement is about the essence and not the tool.

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Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
What's the one resource you can't borrow invest or recover Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett Peter Drucker Charles Dickens Reddit CEO...
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Creators have to create, not sitting in a meeting, not pleasing others, just creating. So value your time as your scarcest ressource.

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How To Bounce Back Stronger After You Blow It At Work

How To Bounce Back Stronger After You Blow It At Work | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, when I was just starting my coaching practice, I was thrilled to win a large, lucrative contract with an international advertising agency.
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Everybody experiences some disappointment during a career. Good tipps,  how to deal with it and come back stronger than before.

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TechWell | Signs of a Doomed Project

TechWell | Signs of a Doomed Project | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Naomi Karten shares some common signs of a doomed project. The early signs of a project in trouble include a lack of interest, chronically poor communications, a no-bad-news environment, and people attending meetings but not paying attention.
Jens Hoffmann's insight:

Your stakeholders don’t attend meetings, developers leave the project, or questions keep arising about daily expenses or resource allocations? These are good signs, that your project is doomed. 


If you want to develop your personal early warning system to detect wether your project could enter into a downwards spiral, you find exciting ideas in this article.

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Not limited to doomed projects...

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6 new pitches for selling your product, your idea, or yourself | Daniel Pink

6 new pitches for selling your product, your idea, or yourself | Daniel Pink | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
One of my favorite chapters in To Sell is Human is Chapter 7 -- titled Pitch. In those pages, I describe research from Kimberly Elsbach of the University of
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Everyone has to sell regularly: yourself, your vision, your project. Daniel Pink summarizes his best pitches in a 5 minute video. Good solutions in it!

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4 Strategies Used by Superstar Athletes to Become Super Focused

4 Strategies Used by Superstar Athletes to Become Super Focused | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
Sports greats use these methods to focus on boring tasks without procrastinating, here's how you can too.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas...
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Ever lost your focus? These are 4 proven strategies from superstar athletes to gain a super focus:


  1. Mentally rehearse the task.
  2. Keep your energy up during breaks. 
  3. Listen to your inner coach.
  4. Review which strategies worked.

It will pay off, just by trying every day.

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The Five Top Leadership Blind Spots

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An interesting pattern begins to emerge when you look at which issues leaders seem to struggle with clearly identifying as areas of weakness or risk within their organization.

 

Consider them Blind Spots – those unseen things that create danger that we don’t react to until too late. Excelling at never being blind to these issues will clearly make the difference between being average and being great in your career.


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How To Destress In 5 Minutes

How To Destress In 5 Minutes | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it
In this post, we’ll take a look at an easy yet powerful form of meditation, that you can use to destress in a matter of minutes.
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Die wertvolle Meetingzeit sinnvoll nutzen, effektiv kommunizieren (Teil 1)

Die wertvolle Meetingzeit sinnvoll nutzen, effektiv kommunizieren (Teil 1) | 23actions.com - Management Future | Scoop.it

Zu viele Meetings? Oder ineffektive Meetings? Oder die falsche Gesprächsform? Wertvolle Hinweise zur Wahl der geeigneten Kommunikationsform.

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