The nature of trust

Trust is very important for many social activities. Be it trade, collaboration, or competition, the trust ensures fair game. We want to be trusted. This provides access to better deals, emotional support, and better sleep at night. What does it take to be trusted? TLDR Before we go into a long discussion, I want to …

How to be successful

If there is a million dollars question and you do not hold a fat check you are not likely to love the answer you get. A short answer: patience, hard work, and luck or maybe creativity and clarity.  There is a much longer answer if you dare to read it. More ideas here, here, here, …

Remote Management Best Practices: How to Improve Employee Productivity

This guest post deals with remote management and productivity. It is not just for corporations. Many of us have various service providers in remote locations we cannot do our job without. They deserve our respect and support. In light of the global health pandemic, most businesses have shifted to remote work or work-from-home setup in …

How to Find the Perfect Mentor 

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This guest article and infographic deal with one of the critical aspects of every career: finding the mentor. Having a mentor can be extremely valuable, particularly for individuals who are looking to advance in their careers or transition into new careers entirely. Working with a mentor can help you achieve the career success you want. …

Do I need a 3D printer?

Can I use a 3D printer to become more productive, or is it ruining our productivity? This is a confusing tail of a casual user. It is also a classical technology acceptance tale. Prologue As the costs of owning a decent 3D printer is ridiculously low, I bought an Ender 3 printer about a year …

Extra meaning: experts and dilemmas

Suppose you have an absolutely wonderful idea. You are afraid someone will steal it. You share the idea with people you trust the most. And they give you a cold shower. Probably this will have a strong effect on your confidence… But really, should it? Today’s reading can be found here, here, here, here, here, …

Using a reading diary: 5 types of diary

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One of the important skills for massive speedreading is reading diary maintenance. The subject sounds a bit dull, but it is more important and more complex than it appears. Occasionally I write articles about various kinds of reading diaries. Here I want to focus on getting the best return on the time invested maintaining such …

Addicted to comfort

I am addicted to comfort, and here I acknowledge that I have a problem. Why do I say that and how can I treat it? Let us discuss it together. I think the issues are quite common for people over 40. Today you are invited to read here, here, here, here, here, and here. Long …

The Business Owner’s Guide to Survey Data Analysis

In this guest post,  Heidi Thiel from siegemedia.com outlines the main aspects of a successful survey from writing the questions to their analysis. Customer surveys are one of the most valuable tools business owners can use. Since survey data is straight from the source, business owners can get unbiased and accurate insights about customers, things …

Intuition in a blink of the eye

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Can we trust our intuition? Possibly. Some of the best and the worst decisions were based on intuition, especially highly creative or controversial ones. Many people have an extraordinary level of luck and intuition. Others are just never right. For more reading please see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Practical advice If …