Tomasz Arciszewski

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How To Master The Art Of Taking Better Notes

The process of writing something down can help you better remember it, so here’s how to get the most out of your notes.<p>A reporter recently interviewed me for an article about a product called the Listening Table. This slightly more sophisticated version of a tape recorder would record meetings, and …

What Happened When I Ditched My Smartphone For A Paper Planner

Would two weeks of writing everything down improve my life? Kind of.<p>Japan and China may have a reputation for being technologically advanced, but recording appointments and to-dos with pen and paper is long-held tradition in Asia. There is also evidence that it’s gaining popularity with millennials …

If You Hate Networking, You're Probably Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

How many times have you found yourself in the back room of a swanky uptown restaurant, readjusting your Sharpied-on name tag sticker and furtively glancing around the room looking for someone--anyone--who looks even vaguely familiar?<p>Maybe you pull out your pocket comfort device and start scrolling …

When You Have to Fire Good People

Getting fired can be devastating, especially to a conscientious employee. As a manager in the tech startup world, where turnover can be quite high and things change fast, I’ve had to let many good people go — and when I do, I’m acutely aware of how painful it is for them. But because I also focus …

If You Want To Know How Technology Will Affect Your Work, Look at These 3 Long-Term Trends | Inc.com

Work used to be pretty simple. You got up in the morning, did your job and came home at the end of the day. Most people spent their whole career doing pretty much the same thing for the same employer. They were judged by their skill, diligence and seniority and, at the end of it all, they looked …

Innovation

How to Ignite Innovative Change in an Age-Old Industry | Inc.com

Marketing technology has changed just about every industry there is. From retail to security, travel to leisure; its presence is felt through targeted marketing, personalization and improved customer service. But some industries were harder to change than others.<p>The medical industry, for example, …

16 Wonderful Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day | Inc.com

The day everyone in your company is waiting for is this Friday. That's right, it's Employee Appreciation Day. These gift ideas will help you bring a little joy to the workplace.<p>Several NBA basketball teams are fans of this company. The snacks are all for health and wellness (they are allergy and …

20 Highly Impactful Team Perks Every Startup Budget Can Afford | Inc.com

If you're fortunate enough to land a job at one of the tech juggernauts like Google, you'll probably stay there forever. Why? Because companies like the Big G provide top-notch perks like free food, napping areas, on-site physicians, massages, nurses, and reimbursements for degree-level …

7 Ecommerce Trends for Retailers in 2017

Here is a list of top 7 ecommerce trends that should be on every retailer's radar for 2017.<p><b>1. Mobile, Mobile, Mobile</b>-- The growth of mobile is hard to overstate. In fact, it has gone beyond a trend and has become a key pivot in business, with mobile being used at every stage of the purchasing …

10 Software Products Helping Small Businesses Achieve 10x Growth in 2017

You know that myriad of little tasks that eat time? Automate them. Here are the tools to help you do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business takes a great deal of time. Even once entrepreneurs can begin building a staff, they need to be able to put …

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

Teaching

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Creating an Effective Peer Review System

Employee performance reviews are a hot topic once again. Deloitte and Accenture have abandoned annual evaluations and rankings, and according to the July/Aug issue of HBR, it’s time to “blow up” traditional HR. What practices should be instituted instead? Many people think real-time peer reviews …

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

Feedback is key to improving performance. And yet when feedback sessions are poorly delivered, they harm employee engagement and productivity levels. A seminal meta-analysis suggested that although almost 70% of feedback recipients will perform above average, 30% of feedback interventions actually</i> …

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book</i> Presentations <i>will help you</i> …

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

Tesla’s New Strategy Is Over 100 Years Old

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. Twenty or so inventors and labs had already come up with similar designs when he patented his in 1879. What Edison really invented was affordable and accessible electric light.<p>Edison’s breakthrough was guided by a fundamental …

Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them)

A large part of achieving your professional goals is learning new skills, new techniques, new information. All of this is knowledge that you can then …

Leaders as Decision Architects

All employees, from CEOs to frontline workers, commit preventable mistakes: We underestimate how long it will take to finish a task, overlook or ignore information that reveals a flaw in our planning, or fail to take advantage of company benefits that are in our best interests. It’s extraordinarily …

Life’s Work

Dave Lauridsen<p>Brian Grazer worked his way up in Hollywood—from Warner Brothers law clerk to Oscar-winning producer. His first hit was Splash; many others, from Apollo 13 to TV’s 24, followed. The key to his success? Asking good questions—of employees, collaborators, and brilliant people in other …

Clone Any Website And Create Your Own Hoaxes With This Tool

Clone Zone blurs the line between art and misinformation with their easy to use website editing tool.<p>Have you ever seen something online that you knew was too crazy to be real? Internet hoaxes, one of the oldest forms of trolling, have become such a big problem on social media that sites like …

The 2015 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Science Confirms That Being Unemployed Actually Changes Your Personality

A new study describes one way that unemployment makes you less employable.<p>The unemployment rate has fallen since 2013, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are still some 2.8 million Americans who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Those job hunters may not be …

How to Manage Remote Direct Reports

Geographically dispersed teams are increasingly common in the modern workplace — perhaps you’re based in your company’s New York headquarters and your team works out of offices in Denver and Charlotte or maybe you’re in San Francisco and manage telecommuters in LA and a group of developers in …