Either I spent all my time on Twitter today, or I spent all my time working and Twitter was the only brief distraction. Either way, all three links today are from tweets that dropped in my timeline. 1. Thinking about work balance Tiago Forte asked an interesting question: What percentage of the meaning in your life do you derive from work? I think I’m at 70% which is too high for me. I’d like to trend downward over the next 5 years to about 40-50% — Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) February 20, 2020 I don’t know how to answer that question …

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How I created this blog

Let me say right up front, this is definitely not a post about how you should set up your blog. It’s the very opposite of that, in fact. Nothing about my process was/is by the book, none of it is particularly efficient or smart, and definitely none of it followed

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Admiration and Awe
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Perseverance on Mars

Perseverance lands on Mars tomorrow (at approximately 11pm GMT). I’m looking forward to watching the landing, and the follow up explorations. This is the first rover that is “self-driving” – it has the ability to assess its surrounding terrain and make decisions as to how to move and where. Previously,

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Thought-worthy
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The “best” vs “average”

What’s your A-game, and how much better at it are you than the B-player? Steve Jobs said: I observed something fairly early on at Apple, which I didn’t know how to explain then, but I’ve thought a lot about it since. Most things in life have a dynamic range in

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MySystem of getting (and staying) organized: What to fix?

I know that I need to improve how I stay organized and productive in my work and personal life. My current system is just not serving me well, and I feel the repercussions of its shortcomings in all areas of my life. Usually the need for improvement makes itself apparent at a time when I can dedicate the least amount of time to developing it: when I am most busy, most frustrated by my lack of organisation, and most tired. Any decisions made under such conditions will be rash, poorly thought out, overly ambitious.

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How necessary is a social media presence for an SME?

Do you think that you need to be active on Social Media in order to be successful in your business? I don’t. Of course, there is nothing wrong with reaching new customers, but the hidden cost of maintaining a social media presence is often overlooked and or just unknown to newcomers.

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The surprising joy of a Japanese sound garden

I can’t seem to meditate – I have tried on numerous occasions – and I am regretful about that. But this Japanese sound garden puts me into an instant state of relaxation, and that is the next best thing. Developed by the Japanese government to help the overworked Japanese population relax, this might be of help to you too.

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The McGurk Effect

Have you heard of this? It is utterly bizarre. In the words of the author of the article I am linking to: The McGurk effect is mind-blowing. It involves showing a person’s lips making the shape of one sound—like “bah”—while the audio is actually the person saying “fah.” What’s interesting

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