Under the Influence: How Social Media Steals Your Time, Focus, and Money

Social media is commonly known to take up the majority of our days, whether we really know it or not. When many of us have a couple of minutes to spare, we find ourselves scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. And oddly enough, most of us don’t know the impacts …

Handling financial mistakes

Hedy Lamarr

This is a hard one for me. I made too many financial mistakes. Yet somehow I am still OK. What did I learn, and what can I tell about it? Is anyone safe at least financially? More reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. No safety net To be honest, we buy many safety nets …

Riding a horse as a crash course on leadership

There are many kinds of learning. Not always reading books is the best kind. Here I want to share some of my personal and lifechanging experiences with unexpected teachers. The focus as always is on doing the right thing effectively, but the perspective is new. Western pleasures For the last couple of years, I have …

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 

Mentor

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

reading diary

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 …