We Need More Stern Robots In Our Lives

There was a recent article on an experiment in The New Scientist which explored human/robot interaction.

They took three rooms of people and put a friendly robot in one room that hung out with them and was very funny and friendly and really helpful to the people in the room. They took another room and they put in a stern robot, a not so friendly robot, a serious robot. Then in the third room, they put no robot at all. They acted friendly or stern prior to the test, once the test started they just sat in the corner and didn’t say anything. read more

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The Most Interesting Thing in The World

 It’s In Your Pocket

I was a fan of Last Man Standing before it was canceled and during a recent binge watch there was an interesting scene of a neighbor couple bickering over a smartphone – they were sitting at the kitchen table and the husband was looking at a cell phone and the wife was talking, or at least trying to talk to him. She saw him looking at his phone and said: “Are you finding that phone more interesting than me?” He started to explain that the smartphone was the window to all of the world’s information, entertainment and people, saw the look on her face, then put the phone down. read more

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Help! I’m Just a Puny Human

Have We Created Too Much To Handle?

Pity the poor human – we start off with an amazing memory, a sponge-like ability to observe and learn, with sharp senses of vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, then over time, they develop into a height, then slowly taper off as we age. read more

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Take The Afternoon Off For Innovation

Problem-solving in the morning, creativity in the afternoon.

In Dan Pink’s latest book, When, he goes into great detail on “when to” do things, as opposed to “how to” do things, and after identifying individuals into various categories (most people are either morning people or midday people) he’s identified the absolute best time of day for most people to be creative and inventive is the afternoon. read more

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100 Ways to Be 100% More Productive In 2018

Over 10,000 words on productivity – purposely randomized for your exploratory enjoyment! Which tip is your all-time favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Plus if there is something I missed, love to hear your personal productivity tips. read more

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Chaos and Order: You Need Both To Be Productive and Creative

Is there a role for both Order and Chaos in your organization?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about creativity, innovation, and productivity and the effectiveness of teams, and their environments, and I think I’ve come to some interesting conclusions.

Depending on the outcome that you are looking for, you need to revise and adjust not just your thinking, but also your surroundings and even the composition of your team. read more

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One Not So Weird Trick to Being Productive (Plus Book Writing Tips)

Being Productive Is Simpler Than You Think

Normally I stay away from discussions on productivity because if you ask me anything that you do to be more productive usually ends up in you being less innovative. There are still a lot of times when you need to be productive. You need to have that laser focus on getting something done. read more

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Are You Insane? Don’t Be That Guy.

Most People Are Insane.

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about being insane.

I believe it was Einstein who said:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again expecting a different result. read more

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