Avoiding the wrong goals

Setting goals and referencing the goals we set is the most important part of any strategy. If we set wrong goals or do not address our goals when we make critical decisions, there is no way to know what direction our project will take. In this article, I want to discuss some common mistakes people make …

Ditch control to find resilience and motivation

Resilience and motivation are closely connected. When we lose resilience, we get stressed and negative, with lower energy and motivation. Being highly motivated, we recruit people around us to help us, we make sure our body is up for the challenge, we feel pleasure and purpose in what we do. I suggest reading further here, here, …

Productive procrastination

Sometimes we procrastinate. This can be a bad thing and a good thing. In this article, I argue in favor of smart procrastination. For more reading check out here, here, here, and here. Having a shady plan Sometimes our plans do not go well with who we are and what we desire. Not all plans …

Why Students Should Manage Their Time Differently: 5 Major Difficulties and How to Overcome Them

Fifteen years since I finished my PhD, I see that some things never change. Students never have enough time between their studies, part-time jobs and the need to experience new sensations.  Scarlett Gibson is a freelance writer also employed as a content strategist at MyEssayWriting.  This post is about her personal quest to manage her time …

Six Things You Need To Do After Attending Professional Development Event

Some of us have plenty of conferences and mingling event. It is not easy to leverage these events beyond some fun with colleagues.  We could establish new connections with people in the industry, check out what other people and companies are working on, and maybe find some talents for our own company. The work does …

So many things so little time

This particular post started from the title. “So many things so little time” is becoming a mantra of our generation. It is like a theme humming in my brain. I decided that if it haunts me, it must be also haunting you. In this post, I will not try to research or educate but simply …

Why Projects Fail & The Role of Project Managers

A project has so many moving parts that it can be easy for things to go wrong. The role of a project manager in any project is to ensure every bit of a project is running as planned but this is far from an easy job. This infographic from Trainwest takes you through why projects …

The escape plan

Productivity burnout is one of my favorite subjects, maybe because I had several close encounters with the phenomenon. I suffered work-related burnout periods more than once, and so did most of my students and friends.  Each time I address the subject, I choose a slightly different perspective. Hope there will be some new ideas in …

Tips on exercising your brain

We address memory training quite seriously and have many different exercises on our site. In this post, I want to share some training tips inspired by this, this, this and this articles. Specific and generic training If you research a subject or write a code, you do many different and seemingly unconnected tasks. It is …

Fixing our education

The education system is arguably broken, so it must be easy to improve the situation for some people. How can we do that? There are many ways to address the issue. In fact we have a dedicated course about it. Here are some small ideas that did not quite make it into the course materials. …