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    Improvise

    Improvisation as a business strategy has gained more and more traction over the years. The improv theaters in every major city offer consulting and team building exercises. The last two conferences I attended began with an improv session. The best...

    A Product Company Plays Agency

    A couple of days ago I read this article about the newly designed #taxioftomorrow that will start appearing on New York streets in 2013. There were a lot of interesting tidbits in the article, among them, the yellow color is going to be brighter,...

    Lessons from TV

    I recently cancelled cable and got Roku. Giving up live programming was not a decision that came easily. My husband is a sports fan and I am a reality tv (don’t judge) and HBO addict. However, the value equation no longer worked for us. The cost of...

    Quick Time Saving Tips for your Workday

    The one resource we all have the same amount of is time – how you spend it defines so much about your life. We’ve assembled a few tips to help you make the most of the time you have in your workday. Managing your time needs to become a ritual, an...

    Some Thoughts On a Collaborative Workspace

    Over the weekend, a friend of mine gave me a tour of Bloomberg’s NYC office. Their 29-floor building is full of huge, open workspaces. Even the company big-wigs don’t get a private office; when they’re in town, they occupy one of the many...

    Quick Time Saving Tips For Your Commute

    Unless you are working from a home office, most of us leave to go to work. You may be surprised by how much time you actually spend in transit to your job – Time Management Ninja created this quick table (which assumes 8 hour workday, 5 day work...

    Quick Time Saving Tips For Meetings

    Time is money, and meetings are a notorious time sink. Forbes points out that, “a one-hour meeting of six software engineers costs $1,000 at least. People who don’t have the authority to buy paperclips are allowed to call meetings every day that...

    Demand Better

    Simply put, a big part of my job is to acquire more Harvest Customers. One approach we’ve been discussing lately is marketing our product to different industry verticals. Yesterday, I stumbled across a time tracking software specifically “designed”...

    Finding Comfort in Thermostat Design

    When will all hotels replace their thermostats with the Nest? I’m currently traveling in the Bay Area and staying at a hotel. On the first night here, it was cold so I tried to turn up the heat. I pressed the “up” button and the temperature on the...

    I Don’t Like the Taste of Gmail’s Icon Soup

    Update (3/21/12): Google now offers a setting to change Gmail’s buttons to a text label. Icon buttons are still the Gmail default, but this is a welcome change for anyone who feels that the icons slow their flow down. — Recently, Google released an...
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