Category: Productivity

The Real Cost of Meetings

Time Simple math, 10 people sitting in a room for an hour is not one hour, it is 10 hours. Cost Ten people averaging $35/hr sitting in a room for an hour costs $350 Opportunity Cost If those 10 people

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Intelligence and Limitations

“In one view, intelligence is something you demonstrate; in the other, it’s something you develop.”   Daniel Pink, “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” Do you believe intelligence is something that, is what it is, and that we

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So why are we still doing this?

“Are we even capable of explaining the status quo, or is the way we do things set merely because we forgot that we could do it better?”  Seth Godin Remember the term “Bankers Hours“? When I was growing up in

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The Power of Being Wrong

One of the most liberating days of my life, was the day that I realized it was okay to be wrong.  Up until that time, I hated being wrong.  I hated it even more when someone else was wrong and

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I’m too busy, I don’t have the time to…

I’m too busy, I don’t have the time to… I’ve heard it and I’ve said it more times than I care to remember. Really, you couldn’t find five minutes in your busy day (and yes some of us are actually

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Life Hack-There is a time to worry

Hello my name is Kevin and I’m a recovering worrier.  If you’re at all like me, you know that it is exhausting to have your mind constantly going, and it’s even more exhausting when you’re ruminating on the negatives. So

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Strategic Quitting-Where Value and Time Meet

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”–Thomas Edison I don’t think Edison was trying to saying that we always need to persevere.  Not every idea or project

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The 5-Truck Hump

“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.” – General James Mattis Why does it seem that new startups have trouble getting past

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How can one half-hour equal four and a half weeks?

Try to imagine an alternate universe, where when you went to work next Monday, your boss asks you into his office and then informs you, that for the next four and half workweeks, your job was to focus on mastering

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Why do some people like meetings?

What is about to follow is in no way based on science or reliable research, it’s just from my gut.   I’ve always wondered why some people love to go to meetings.  For some, they never met a meeting or

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