Musings on management, technology, and the science of making work and workers happier and more productive

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NASA asks you to take a selfie today. If you really consider how much energy is spent charging phones, taking pictures, on wireless networks, computers, routers, storage, backup storage, and the mining that goes into producing all the metals needed to manufacture these things, perhaps the message to send on Earth Day is “do not take a selfie”?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When you are working on a large, complex project one way to sustain your energy is to not go all out each day, have a defined cut off time no matter how energized and enthused you feel. However, returning to work the next morning and restarting in the energized state you stopped in is hard if you rely just on memory. Before shutting down the previous day leave yourself detailed “bookmarks”, notes that capture your brainstorm and what you were going to work on next, and all the bits of the puzzle rolling around in your brain. The warm restart the next day can save you two to three hours, and it also makes sure you don’t lose important work. These notes / bookmarks will also help you to observe and improve your own creative and work process, and are great for posterity.

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brainiest:

The distillation and refinement of your being. The burning away of the superfluous, the lame, and the ignoble. Isn’t that what it is all about?

brainiest:

The distillation and refinement of your being. The burning away of the superfluous, the lame, and the ignoble. Isn’t that what it is all about?

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