How to Manage Remote Teams from the Other Side of the Globe

Dealing with remote employees can be challenging. Usually to do that we need highly motivated people, good communication, and well-defined tasks. This mode of work can be very satisfying as long as there is discipline and mutual respect. In this guest article, Regina Del Rosario shares some simple ideas based on her experience. Long before …

Evolution, revolution and science

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Science works in mysterious ways. Since we read and write scientific publications, we at least hope that people will read and cite what we have to say. But will that really matter? Hard to say. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The nature of scientific evolution There is a persistent …

Productivity for wisdom workers

To which extent can we optimize our life? What are the limiting factors and reasonable goals? Just how productive should we become? Here I will try to answer these questions. The goal of productivity What exactly is productivity? This question changes as our economy evolves and we undergo personal development.  I argue that a modern …

How To Write a Resume When Applying For Online Jobs

It is not a secret that there are more opportunities online than anywhere else. At the same time, competition is global and fierce. Any help we can get is important. In this guest post, Alina Burakova explains how to fine-tune your resume for online jobs. When applying for online jobs, one can have a huge …

Curiosity and success

Is financial success correlated with curiosity? Harvard Business Review claims it is. And they are not alone. Hiring curious people is a smart idea. Developing your natural curiosity is also an interesting thought. Today I do not encourage you to check facts and read further, but instead, look deeper into your own qualities. Do you …

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. …

Japan: an epiphany of productivity

The tales of Japan can be both motivational and cautionary. I love Japan as a tourist, its culture and its people. In the past, I used to associate Japan with productivity, but now I find it something different. If there is such a thing as working-class aristocracy, I think it can be found in Japan. …

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, …