I work in my own study. It’s quiet and calm. I have double-glazing, a door I can shut and even a hand-built silent PC. Nothing disturbs my work except my own distractability. Brain work requires flow – a psychological state of concentration that takes 15-20 minutes to achieve and which is easily disturbed. Make some [...]
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Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a manifesto for men and for women. It is a book about personal book about professional business. This is the Bad Language review.
Shutl is an innovative company that lets online shoppers get same-day delivery. They talked to me about how my Turbine is part of their efficiency culture.
Sometimes saving time takes longer than the time it saves. Look: xkcd puts it better in chart form.
A gathered group of snaps to represent the dreams and realities of that ever-enchanting space: the writing room.
Whether it’s switching on or off from work, taming technology or putting it to work, this is the best of the web on concentration.
Rethinking the way I use Twitter. Is it more than a distribution medium for posts? How to get the most out of it? Or should I just give up and do some work instead?
Bad emails are not just the bane of business, but a daily drudge for everyone. Follow these 25 tips to improve your emails and everyone else’s day.
Grammarly is an increasingly popular online grammar-checking. I took it for a spin, and this is the verdict.
How to overcome the uphill struggle of a Monday morning, and make the start of your week a little more slick.