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Alan Turing's Best Productivity Tricks

Alan Turing is one of history's first computer scientists. Not only was he a mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst, he was also one of the most …

Alan Turing

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good …

Learning

Infographic: What Would You Do With An Extra 2 Hours?

I’m a big believer in Friday nights and weekends being sacred time for family and fun (see #JJSR 35). Especially during the startup phase, work like …

Tea Rituals for Focus, Health & Slowness

As I write these words, I sit with a bowl of matcha, the Japanese powdered green tea used in traditional ceremonies, and enjoy the quiet morning …

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.<p>Meetings are a boring, but necessary …

Mark Zuckerberg

Is “I Wish My Son Had Cancer” Appropriate Ad Copy?

An ad for a rare disease makes an uncomfortable statement.<p>“I wish my son had cancer,” declares a print ad that, as well as raising awareness for the organization behind it, has sparked debate about what is and what is not a suitable tone and sentiment in charity advertising in the days since it ran …

12 Tips for an Organized Desk

Here are twelve quick <b>desk organization tips</b>. These are things that have worked well for me and help me maintain an organized desk (most of the time). …

Productivity

5 Lessons in Contentment from Billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger

I sat in a crowd of 45,000 about 10 days ago, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver …

Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM’s Watson

Remember Watson? The supercomputer that in an elaborate but interesting publicity stunt beat humanity at the game show “Jeopardy,” and then for a …

Bank of Canada

BRIDGE, PBS Newshour’s Spencer Michels reports on how Code...

PBS Newshour’s Spencer Michels reports on how Code for America is tackling hunger and other civic problems in the San Francisco Bay Area and …

Hangouts is 'the future of Google Voice,' full calling functionality will return to desktop soon

Google's new unified messaging platform, Hangouts, has made some worry about the future of Voice, the company's web-based phone service. Google has now clarified that full Voice functionality will soon be part of Hangouts. Users discovered that an update to the Gmail web app disabled the ability to …

A Guide to Practical Compassion

If I’ve found two guiding principles in my life, they are contentment and compassion.<p>With these two ideas, life becomes better.<p>Contentment makes …

7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work | Inc.com

Before he started to dole out social-media advice for entrepreneurs like you at <i>Inc.</i>'s recent GrowCo conference in New Orleans, Dave Kerpen, chairman of Likeable Media and now founder of offshoot Likeable Local, had a few things he wanted to get out of the way.<p>First, he said, social media is not …

Social Media Marketing

Change the World and Get to Bed by 10:00

Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Maybe, like Arianna Huffington, it’s a personal crisis that convinces you. Or maybe it’s a key piece of research or two that opens your eyes, as it were, to …