Alberto Dominguez

35 Added | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Followers | @lycux | REFINDING THE JOY OF WORK I always thought there should be something more to work than just money. When I created my first business back on 2005 (Dinamon), the dream was to create a people-centric company. A business that would allow people to grow, learn and improve their social and ecological environment. I experienced myself many of the obstacles, disappointments and setbacks that anyone can suffer when you decide to walk this path. That’s why my commitment to the task of reformulating the role of companies and the concept of work itself is now stronger than ever. We shouldn’t just work in order to live. Instead our work should be a mean to enjoy life itself.

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

Americans under 25 are bringing a new era of tolerance, education, and vastly improved behaviors while older folks are acting worse. That isn’t …

Demographics

Are Freelancers Happier Than Traditional Workers?

Freelancers are expected to jump to 43% of the workforce by 2020<p>We have officially entered a new era where the traditional 9-to-5 job is no longer the norm. Instead we've entered into the "Gig Economy."<p><b>The question is, "Have the freelancers become happier than a traditional worker?"</b><p>There are a …

Employment

Are Sales Incentives Becoming Obsolete?

To motivate, manage, and reward B2B salespeople, many companies use sales incentive plans that link large commissions or bonuses to individual results metrics, such as territory quota achievement. As digital channels continue to reduce and redefine salespeople’s role in customer buying, these …

What to Do When Your Heart Isn’t in Your Work Anymore

Tara Moore<p>In an ideal world, our work lives would be completely fulfilling, full of meaning, and intrinsically motivating. But what if they’re not? What if you’re stuck in a job or a career that you once loved, but your heart isn’t in it anymore?<p>More people fit this profile than you’d think. …

3 Workplace Habits of Happy and Engaged Employees, According to Research

This book, soon to be released by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals the secret to happiness at work.<p>An increasing body of evidence from positive psychology experts the likes of Richard Davidson, Shawn Achor, Barbara Frederickson and others confirm a simple fact: Happy people are better …

Employee Engagement

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

What Middle-Aged Career Reinvention Looks Like

When your career starts to get frustrating, sometimes it’s best to think small.<p>It was when Bruce Lee was working on the bent-penis project that he started to wonder about the direction of his career. It was 2011. Lee, an adman who happens to share a Kung Fu master’s name, had opted to go freelance …

What to Do When You're Bored With Your Job

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Cara a cara con Chiba Kazuo Shihan

Por <b>Raymond Kwok</b> ¹(Entrevista traducida al castellano por <b>Cristian Casares</b>, para <b>Pequeños Universos</b>)<p>En Agosto de 1998, <b>Raymond Kwok</b> participó de un …

Los dos legados de Ueshiba, por Mark Murray

Recientemente, en un foro en inglés sobre artes marciales, Mark Murray (profesor de Aikido y estudioso de las disciplinas japonesas), realizó una …

The purpose of work

Ask yourself the question, “what do I live for?”Your family, your friends, your lover, that glass of wine or pint of beer on a Friday night, to run, …

Sustainability

Work: It's not a four letter word, it's a world-changing vocation

Work can be a four-letter word in our culture. Pundits demagogue against successful businesses, and demonize the one-percent as “financial parasites” said to be profiting unfairly. Charitable and non-profit work is extolled often as a better way to help a community. But in truth, if you want to …

Nonprofits

John Dewey on How to Find Your Calling, the Key to a Fulfilling Vocation, and Why Diverse Interests Are Essential for Excellence in Any Field

“To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness.”<p><i>“Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney,”</i> young Vincent van Gogh despaired in a …

The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions, the sun dappling …

El buen Budo es simple, aunque eso no significa que sea fácil.

O Sensei demontrando katate dori tai no henka después de la guerra<p>En Aikido en Línea nos gustaría traeros, otra vez, una entrada traducida del …

Why you need to commit to something to find your calling

On some level, we all struggle to commit to the work necessary to find our purpose.<p>We are used to trying something out for six months to maybe a few …

World Economic Forum

3 Surprising Life Lessons to Cultivate Your Calling

Shhhh! Did you hear that? There it goes again. It's a faint whisper. I can barely make it out, but I think it's your <i>calling</i>!<p>What's a calling you ask -- it's the reason why you were born.<p>It's been there your entire life desperately trying to get your attention. But your calling has been drowned out …

How to Help an Underperformer

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on …

Why Mindfulness Is The Antidote To Multitasking

Research shows that people who multitask all the time can’t sustain their attention, even when they shut off all their devices. Training yourself in mindfulness might be the answer.<p>“People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy,” Stanford researcher Clifford Nass told NPR, noting …

Guidelines

<b>Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility</b><p>How can you boost your web site's credibility?<p>We have compiled 10 guidelines for building the credibility of a …

Stanford University

5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design

What’s the best way to persuade somebody when talking to them? You have to be confident, talk fast and swear a little, among other things. But what …

Tesla Model S

6 Social Media Tips That Will Improve Your Marketing

Do you know when you need to put a period in front of your tweets? Bring your social media strategies up to speed with this useful list of unique tips.<p>When it comes to helping you out with social media, we often like to categorize things. For example, we’d write about the optimal timing of your …

Helpful Marketing: Gary Vaynerchuk, not Seth Godin, not Don Draper

5 1/2 years ago I stumbled across a blog post where some guy named Ries was talking about an idea called “Lean Startup”. I’ve learned a lot watching …

A Tech-Focused Guide To Increasing Your Influence On Twitter

By Randy Olson5 minute Read<p>We all know the power of Twitter to spread one person’s voice across the Internet. Celebrities tweet out pictures of their …

A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies

Radically flat. That’s the management goal that Tony Hseih, founder of e-commerce giant Zappos, aims to achieve by the end of 2014. To get there, Hsieh plans to toss out the traditional corporate hierarchy by eliminating titles among his 1,500 employees that can lead to bottlenecks in …

MIT Brain Scans Show That Entrepreneurs Really Do Think Different

A brain scan study at MIT suggests that entrepreneurs are more likely to use both sides of their brains when making decisions.<p>Your widgets are selling slow and steady. But the kids are demanding widgets with Wi-Fi. Should you bet the farm on a new product line or concentrate on incremental …

The Science And Psychology Behind What Drives Serial Entrepreneurs

By some counts, serial entrepreneurs are responsible for a third of all new businesses. Clemson management professor Wayne Stewart has studied their hearts and minds.<p>Ask any entrepreneur how much blood, sweat, tears (and soul) they’ve put into their startup, and you’d get an imprecise answer at …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …