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[16 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

First there were New Year’s resolutions, then there were Life Goals, then came the art of Zen for modern man (and woman): don’t stress yourself out with any resolutions or goals at all!

The latter is certainly easier to do and reduces stress, but the problem with not having any focus for the New Year at all, is that there is a danger of not progressing much or seizing the opportunities that poke their head up from time to time – as Felix Dennis puts it:

“luck is when preparation meets opportunity” (or words to that affect).

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[15 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Google has about 80% of the search engine market and is the undisputed king when it comes to search (despite a valiant effort recently by Microsoft with Bing). Their ‘Reader’ service allows us to subscribe to different news feeds, share them with colleagues and even analyse time we spend on them.

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[15 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Mergers and acquisitions, and the subsequent tools rolled-out for optimising processes and tracking performance, can result in a huge increase in information flow across the workforce – on top of today’s already information-rich social working environments. This affects everyone in the company because TIME is MONEY and unless dealt with effectively, it can be the source of much stress and overwhelm.

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[19 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

Despite Blackberry and Nokia handsets being used more in business at the moment, the iPhone leads the way in business apps. You can now view opportunities, tracks leads and manage your pipeline – all whilst on the go. Check out there dedicated webpage for business apps, which includes apps for Salesforce and Oracle: http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/apps-for-iphone/

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[8 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

You see it all around you. If you think you don’t, open your eyes. Salespeople come into the office and immediately start checking e-mails and voice mails, returning them like a manic badminton player. Then they run off to a client meeting, late and unprepared. When they get back, there are more messages to return, a new crisis to resolve, and the quote they promised to submit before the end of the day.

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[18 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Spanish are well known for eating late, but you’ll also find them walking around a lot in the evening. This is because walking triggers appetite and assists the digestion process – which doesn’t happen whilst we’re sat down in front of the TV!

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[30 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

Bored with setting the same goals every New Years, because you write them out in January and then forget about them until December?

Here’s a tool that can be used to plan anything from racing camels around the Pyramids to Tango classes in Buenos Aires. It’s the work of Timothy Ferriss, a master of Lifestyle Design. He living proof that the dream life is up for grabs, and he’s nice enough to share his secrets.

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[27 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Using technology like Google Reader and RSS feeds, saves us from getting distracted by irrelevant ‘breaking news stories’, and boosts our productivity by receiving only what’s relevant to us, when we want it.

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[14 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

A poor sleep isn’t just annoying because it’s boring lying in bed looking up at the ceiling all night, it can also make us far more susceptible to poor health, such as catching colds.

A group of boffins from various hospitals and universities, all PhDs, recently carried out a study of people’s sleeping habits and their chances of developing a common cold. They basically injected rhino-virus up 153 volunteers hooters and then monitored their sleeping habits to see who caugh a cold…

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[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Modern day gyms are now called Health Clubs, because they are good for more than just building muscle and/or loosing weight. Great reasons to join one include: