Melvin Daguplo

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How 'Good Enough' is Actually Optimal

<i>This article originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Ten years ago, Jon Bell, now a designer at Twitter, told his wife that he’d be happy with how much he was making for the rest of his life.<p>I didn’t make much at the time. But that marked the day I began trying to fight back the impulse for …

Stop Worrying About Your Job, And Focus On Your Career

For years and years we’ve been telling entrepreneurs, “Make sure to spend time planning your business, not just filling orders and sending out invoices.” The mantra for entrepreneurs has always been “Spend as much time working <b>on</b> your business as working <b>in</b> it.”<p>For an entrepreneur, that means carving …

14 Signs You're On The Path To Awesomeness

To sustain superior performance in anything requires focus, determination and an unquestionable purpose to endure when others quit. Whether it’s a personal or professional endeavor, conquering challenges at home or at work necessitates the physical, mental and emotional capacities to create …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

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Six Moments That Can Make A Leader Out Of Anyone

It has often been remarked – including by this writer and in this space – that leaders are not just those people who find themselves in leadership positions. Just as captains of sports teams are not the only ones who make the decisions that can create the difference between winning and losing, so …

Why Managers Lose Their Best And Brightest

To retain high-potential employees, the conventional wisdom is deceptively simple: Identify, develop, and nurture them. By paying special attention to the very best people, they will stay with the firm and eventually emerge as key leaders.<p>But translating this into action is much more difficult. As …

How To Make The Leap From Expert To Executive

You’ve spent years honing your skill and expertise, and you really know your stuff. When it comes to the nuts and bolts of your function, there’s no one better. You are the consummate Subject Matter Expert (SME): the go-to person that everyone values so much.<p>For some, that’s career nirvana; the …

How to Do Sydney on a Budget

<i>Photo and article by Andrew Smith, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>A little bit of planning goes a long way as Sydney is full of natural beauty, hidden hotspots, and exciting events. The best part: many of them are free. Here are a few suggestions to kick off the fun on a dime (or an Aussie 10 cent …

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How to Use Selective Focus for More Creative Images

Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography …

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RT @olamy: Not @Dysneyland :-) but the #puffingbilly @Melbourne train was awesome!! http://t.co/IorE8FOG47

10 Ways Companies Drive Away Talent

If there’s one word that’s almost certain to appear somewhere on every business’s website, that word is <b>talent</b>. Companies of every size love to talk about talent! They can talk about talent all day long.<p>It’s easy to talk about talent on a website or in a recruiting brochure. It’s easy to say “We …

Three Ways Your Company Can Attract the Right Talent

We’ve all heard how brutal the competition for top talent is. But some companies, like Google and Apple, hardly have to try, because top performers are already desperate to work for them. “Their pull is irresistible,” says Roberta Matuson, consultant and author of the insightful new book Talent …

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

13 photos that will make you want to become a wildlife photographer

Photographer Gary Davenport captures amazing images of the diverse wildlife that call Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge home.<p>All photos: Gary …

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How To Have A More Successful Career In 2014

It’s a new year and a brand new opportunity to achieve the goals you have intended to over the years. In order to make your goals a reality, it’s time to gain a renewed momentum and motivation in your work life.<p>Why change your habits in 2014? For starters, success brings more money, more career …

10 Ways Millennials Are Creating The Future Of Work

Millennials are going to make major shifts in corporations over the next decade and most people aren’t ready for the amount of change that’s coming. By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce and by next year, they will account for 36% of the American workforce. At some …

4 Valuable Lessons You Only Learn from Having a Crappy Job

Read Next<p>The Sad Reason We're Just Now Getting A Female Doctor Who<p>Most people have probably had a shitty, disposable job at one point. Maybe you're …

The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013

This year, through primary research through my company and secondary research by a variety of trusted sources, I’ve tracked ten major workplace trends affecting the world of work. They focus on the generational shift, the rise of freelancing, the skills gap and more. From a professional …

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

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5 Ways To Accelerate Your Career And Get Promoted

Advancing your career within a company can be frustrating. The fact is, doing good work won’t be enough to get you noticed and move you ahead. You simply can’t rely on your manager or your company to move your career along; you have to take charge to make it happen. Here are five key strategies …

JPMorgan cancels Twitter Q&A after tirade of abuse

More than two-thirds of tweets using #AskJPM were negative, according to research<p>JPMorgan Chase has become the latest company to cancel a question and answer session on Twitter after it prompted a tirade of verbal abuse from thousands of people on the site.<p>At least two-thirds of 80,000 tweets sent …