Archive for 2010

Selecting a Partnership

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

For anyone who experienced (and survived) team projects in high school and college, the all-too familiar sounds of begrudging moans and complaints may be all that is remembered of the unpopular exercise. Yet, the value in learning how to create partnerships does not go in vain. On the contrary, the lessons extend for decades to come. 

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Scientific Ideas Through Diagrams

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Earlier this month, Decision Science News ran a post about communicating complex scientific topics to the general public. Their solution? Use pictures.
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Lights That Step It Up

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Now that Christmas Eve is finally here, many houses are donning the holiday spirit with twinkling lights and joyous decorations. But none can compare to one student’s vast display of creativity and vision.

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The Power of Thoughtful Giving

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We’ve all experienced the joy that comes with giving a gift. So how can we relay such positive energy in the office this holiday season when budgets are tight?

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Small Changes, Growing Results

Monday, December 20th, 2010

It’s difficult to recognize all the minute changes that inevitably occur in a project or a person when you see and interact with them everyday.  But it’s precisely this type of natural progression that creates growth that is both positive and important.   Read on »

Workplaces and Workspaces

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

In the last few decades, real estate has become more flexible when designing and utilizing spaces. Unlike previous generations where structures were built for one particular purpose, it’s common nowadays to see homes with offices and commercial buildings with restaurants and shops. And though this flexibility certainly brings more convenience, is it actually increasing our inability to focus? 

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People Who Don’t Like People

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

When it comes to choosing a career, certain criteria may help narrow down a person’s decision. Some considerations include: salary, education, availability, interest or even talent. But what about basing it off of whether or not you like other people?

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Counterproductive Survey

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Recently, someone forwarded us a screenshot from an online survey for a noted market research company. The image shows a confusing question with a rather obvious answer.
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Over Simplified Text

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

When it comes to emails, phone calls and even texting, being long-winded or vague does more than lose the attention of your audience. It wreaks havoc on a person’s productivity. I should know. It took three emails, three voicemails and nearly five hours to receive an answer to one question. Read on »

Business Productivity at Lunch

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Though breakfast is generally considered the most important meal of the day, it’s hard to deny how great lunch can be. Not only is it a welcomed break from work, it’s the perfect time to re-energize and regroup. But can a working lunch be just as enjoyable?

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