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Michael Sampson

Make Information Actionable

Dave Pollard recently reflected on the lack of meaning in the information he receives, and writes: I find the vast majority of business information I receive is likewise useless and meaningless. Most of it is “best practices” or “benchmarks” — things that have presumably been proven to work […]

"Michael's Lazy Day"

Thanks to the new MindManager for the Mac, I have converted my thinking about how to have a perfect / ideal day into a mind map, and have set it as the wallpaper on my 23″ Apple Cinema Display. Daniel (6) walked in this morning and saw it […]

Monday's Mobility Report, Jun 5

We, the people, are no longer tied to our desks to get our work done. We have to go and visit the people we do business with and for. We enjoy getting away from the office and catching up with friends at Starbucks or some other coffee-oriented establishment. […]

Friday's Friends Report, Jun 2

Memorial Day 2006 I don’t live in the United States, and the US military isn’t “my” military, but I too want to say “thank you” to those that have served, and especially those that have served and have paid the ultimate sacrifice. My friends have said thanks too: […]

Misuse of Productivity Technology

Thanks to the Ipswitch blog, I came across this research by the NTL Telewest Business division: A new study from NTL: Telewest shows that misuse of office technology adds almost two hours to the average British working day. About 100 minutes a day are wasted from incompetent, careless […]

Beware Task Saturation

Jim Murphy, fighter plane pilot turned business consultant and author, writes about the dangers of task saturation. Task saturation comes from not having enough time, tools and resources to get your mission accomplished. Essentially, it means you are overworked. Unfortunately, most people and companies wear task saturation like […]

My 37 Day Challenge

The title of Patti’s 37 days blog constantly reminds me of the shortness of life. Patti consciously titled it in remembrance the her stepfather who died 37 days after being diagnosed with lung cancer. At the conclusion of her blogs posts, Patti always issues a “37 Days: Do […]