- 5 ways to screw up your talk
Dr. Mike Kaspari of Getting Things Done in Academia offers this humorous take on giving presentations — specifically, the things we do to screw them up, like going on and on and on and on… Applies not only to academic presentations, but to ANY kind.
Tags: presentation communication
- 17 Tips to Be Productive with Instant Messaging
Leo Baubuta at Web Worker Daily says the best way to be productive with Im is not to use IM. He has a point. But if you find you must use it, he offers 17 pieces of advice to make the most of chatting online.
Tags: communication email productivity tips im
- Attention Management: 7 Tips to Use Your Attention Wisely
Donald Latumahina at Life Optimizer suggests treating your attention like a resource and offers a set of tips on how to maximize, manage, and invest it wisely.
Tags: focus attention productivity
- How does everything get tied up in knots?!
How are people a lot like string? What does knot science have to tell us about our lives’ complications? Space Daisy has the answers!
Tags: knots complication life
- The Three Key Rules For Any Organizing System
OrganizeIT says that every system will succeed or fail based on how easy it is to input information, retrieve and use information, an delete it when it’s no longer needed.
Tags: organization productivity system
- Tuesdayâs Tip: Effective Backups
A basic plan for making and keeping computer backups from Productivity501. Focuses on general principles rather than recommending specific tools.
Tags: storage Backup tips productivity
- How to Learn From Mistakes
It’s no empty truism to say we learn most from the mistakes we make, but sometimes it’s hard to see how. Tejvan Pettinger at PickTheBrain guides you through the process of making the most of mistakes.
Tags: mistakes self-improvement advice
Last Updated on August 15, 2018
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:
- Gather new material, both specific and general.
- The Mental Digestive Process
- Drop it
- Poof, the idea appears
- Work it
Kirby also brought out his own thoughts – drop down every ideas you have in mind – You mind is not always as good as paper and sometimes it only stays for a short period of time. After you’ve dropped your ideas into your notepad, you will also have extra chances of linking and modifying your ideas together.
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas – [Goodie Bag]