Industry Updates

Daily Report, Dec 11

Productivity

  • Lack of Sleep Impacts Memory … A consistent lack of sleep reduces the ability of the brain to produce new brain cells. Forbes (hat tip, Cindy)
  • 10 Steps for Cleaning Up Information Pollution … Jakob outlines 10 steps that individuals and companies can follow to overcome information pollution, especially in an environment where current information technology systems encourage an interrupt-driven workday. UseIT
  • Seven Rules of Motivation … (1) set a major goal, but follow a path; (2) finish what you start (develop the habit of finishing self-motivated projects); (3) socialize with others of similar interest; (4) learn how to learn; (5) harmonize natural talent with interest that motivates; (6) increase knowledge of subjects that inspires; and (7) take risks. Motivation Tools
  • Learn to Concentrate … “What would you like to do, that you are not doing? If you think you should be “getting on” better, why don’t you? Study yourself carefully. Learn your shortcomings. Sometimes only a mere trifle keeps one from branching out and becoming a success. Discover why you have not been making good–the cause of your failure. Have you been expecting someone to lead you, or to make a way for you? If you have, concentrate on a new line of thought.” Keys: (1) energy; (2) the will to succeed; (3) don’t give up your courage; (4) start with the idea that the road will be easy; and (5) do what you have decided on. The Deliberate Life

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