Balancing our individuality against the Whole can be a tricky negotiation, especially in the age of shared spaces, collaboration and immersion to a data stream that weaves itself through our work and recreational lives. The tapestry of our digital experiences meld with our family and professional personalities, and in the age of transparency, it can be even more difficult to determine where you end and the rest of the world begins. The Hive Mind has its advantages, but what if you’re like Hugh of The Borg and want off the Cube?
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It was all fun and games until my purse got stolen.
We were on a great vacation, and visiting the Arizona Memorial on Oahu. In the parking lot, there was a sign that warned “High theft area, do not leave valuables in car.” So what did I do? Put my purse in the trunk of the rental car and went in to see the museum. A couple of hours later, you can guess what happened. Vacation ruined, checkbook and credit cards gone. Prescription glasses gone. Plane tickets home, gone.
It was a supremely painful lesson, but I took heed. Being Read More…
Channeling Andy Rooney, I ask you: “D’ya ever notice that it always takes longer to get to your destination when you don’t know how to get there?” I’m referring to the multiple impatient glances you make toward your directions- possibly downloaded on your device or those which have been inked onto the back of a phone bill envelope as you lurch your way through a neighborhood, squinting at house numbers.
You fret as you drive, annoyed with the pokey drivers ahead of you, worried that you will be late for your appointment. Anxious, you may even take a Read More…
By Ryan Harrison
Running a business requires certain skills and expertise that customers need and are willing to pay for. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to succeed. There are always routine tasks related to business operations that can be frustrating for business owners. For this reason, many small business owners turn to outside help to handle everything from payroll to office services.
Use Tools That Support and Improve Your Overhead
If you’ve been outsourcing routine work for a few years, you should have picked up some basic skills by now that will enable to handle some of these tasks. Don’t underestimate Read More…
By Robert Morris
We are already almost one month into the new year, so it’s time to really buckle down and make sure we can stay focused in 2014. Many people make resolutions and they promise to realize them every New Year, but somehow those aspirations tend to fade away after the first few months.
Donít you wish to do things differently this time? The following practical tips will help you work on your habits that will help you stay focused on the aims you set.
1. You need daily rituals
No matter how spontaneous you want your Read More…
By Miles Young
Working remotely is both a blessing and a curse. On the positive side, it gives employees more freedom, reduces absenteeism, and lowers employer overhead. However, it creates communication challenges, causes a lack of team bonding, and lowers productivity in some cases. If youíre thinking about adding remote workers to your business, or if you already have a handful, here are some tips to keep them engaged and profitable for your business.
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