Zettelkasten

The best thing about mindmaps is the ease of rearranging the information. Entire branches can be moved with one operation. You do not get that with mental palaces. Yet, you need a computer to enjoy it… Or not? How did notetaking and mindmaps look like two hundred years ago? People used to research back then. You …

Find a mentor to bridge the gap between the school and the job

The first job you get will often define your career. For every other job, you will be able to present the biography, recommendation, and explanation of your experience. The first job is different. It defines your expertise, the kind of reputation you have and the path your career will take. Today I will talk from …

How to ace your homework

Homework is the biggest time investment during school years. And after the school homework disappears. Or not? How can we ace homework? What can we do after school is over? Why do the kids get homework? Kids spend much less time at school than they do at home. Students spend more time at school than …

Think deeper

Do not speed up, jumping from one idea to another. Take an idea and try to think about it. When you exhausted the things that come to mind, take a break. Then think again, and this time become creative. Think deeper. Read here, here, here, here, and here. Creativity on demand OK, the language I …

The bits and pieces of our IQ

Being smart is very nice, but IQ [intelligence quotient] is not something we can boast about. It does not guarantee achievements, its measurement is somewhat arbitrary, and many people simply do not understand it. So, what is this IQ and how can we use it? In today’s article, I suggest you top read here, here, here, …

Reframe stress

Top performers do business while workaholics are busy. There is a huge difference. Do we allow stress to manage us, or are we capable of stress management? Quite often the difference between the two is our mindset. Here I want to focus on the mindset involved, not on the stress resilience or reframing skill. Read …

Vacation and detox

5 Ways to Improve Your Focus With Physical Activity

Vacations are important. Even if they are spent close to home. There is a science of optimizing vacations,  and the detachment they offer. The optimization goes way beyond the trivial “spend less see more” idea into the area of the best experiences for your brain. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Business Emails

Email is one of the most prominent communication tools for organizations. Businesses and their sales departments rely heavily on emails to grow the business. They aim to make their emails clear, persuasive, and error-free, but they do end up making a few mistakes. Email also happens to be widely used in professional communication. Though there …

The holy grail display

Some people feel inspired by a massive display. It is the ultimate productivity tool for someone working with AI or photo/video editing. Even if you have many good screens, you want one screen to be exceptionally good. This screen will probably cost as all other screens combined. But what are qualities are you looking for …

Optimizing Business Processes: 7 Tips for Small Businesses

There are many ways to optimize your business processes. Here are some that will allow you to boost the customer experience. Regardless of the kind of business you run, it’s crucial to keep processes optimized. Business process optimization refers to the streamlining of the steps necessary for your employees to deliver the requirements of their …