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Graham Chastney
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There’s a hugely popular mantra in all productivity schemes: Work smarter not harder Every time I hear this phrase I want to replace it with a different phrase: What’s the lazy way of doing this? Smart working is really, let’s face it, lazy working.…
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Today I returned to work after two weeks away on holiday. I’m now a few hours in to my first day back and I thought I would reflect on the things that I didn’t miss whilst I was away. Here are a few of the things I hadn’t missed: Forgetting things –…
Today I returned to work after two weeks away on holiday. I'm now a few hours in to my first day back and I thought I would reflect on the things that I didn't miss whilst I was away. Here are a few of the things I hadn't missed: Forgetting things - there's something about a holiday return that means that I always forget something. Corporate reorganisation emails - yes multiple ones. Conference calls - way too many things to mention. People putt...
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A Quadrant Life - The tyranny of the two-by-two

The tyranny of the two-by-two
Sometimes I wonder whether western business would completely collapse without the two-by-two matrix (I only say western business, because I don't have much experience of eastern business). You know what I mean? Four squares - two-by-two, most of the time with two axis. You've seen the type of thing I'm talking about, a bit like this: We've used them for all sorts of purposes with the SWOT chart being one of the most popular: We also use them to...
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If you’ve done any cooking you’ve probably experienced a glass bowl exploding. The Slow Mo Guys create some great footage of this happening – it happens amazingly fast:
If you've done any cooking you've probably experienced a glass bowl exploding. The Slow Mo Guys create some great footage of this happening - it happens amazingly fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbuvcQrAOSk
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Eighty-one percent of U.S. office workers say state of the art technology is important at work, outranking food and beverages (72%), a beautiful office design (61%) and on-site amenities (56). Only one in four (26%) of U.S. office workers believes that…
Eighty-one percent of U.S. office workers say state of the art technology is important at work, outranking food and beverages (72%), a beautiful office design (61%) and on-site amenities (56). Only one in four (26%) of U.S. office workers believes that their company's technology is "ahead of the curve." Indians are slightly more bullish (30%) while the U.K. is especially pessimistic (15%). In the U.S., those who said their company's technology is...
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“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour." Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
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The Improv Everywhere team have been out on the streets again. This time they hosted a surprise press conference where the celebrity was anyone brave enough to stand behind the microphone. Enjoy:
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A walk up to the door at the gym and pull it open, quite regularly there is someone on the other side of the door looking surprised because they were about to pull the door also. It’s my favourite Norman Door, everything about this door makes you want to…
A walk up to the door at the gym and pull it open, quite regularly there is someone on the other side of the door looking surprised because they were about to pull the door also. It's my favourite Norman Door, everything about this door makes you want to pull it from the inside, all the visual cues say pull, but that just leads to frustration because you need to push. The Norman in question is Don Norman who highlighted this phenomena in his book...
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Have you heard the rumour that Twitter is shutting down because of abuse problems? It’s not. Likewise, Facebook will NOT be charging from the Summer of 2016 (if Summer ever arrives around here) As humans we love rumours and we love to propagate them,…
Have you heard the rumour that Twitter is shutting down because of abuse problems? It's not. Likewise, Facebook will NOT be charging from the Summer of 2016 (if Summer ever arrives around here) As humans we love rumours and we love to propagate them, particularly alarming ones. There are situations where our love for the alarming causes false rumours spread faster than the facts. Social media allows us to spread these rumours at a pace unimaginab...
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You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
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There once was a boy who loved swords.He wasn’t old enough for a metal sword wooden ones were more than adequate. They would be swung around his head. He’d spin and thrust. He’d leap forward, twist and swing the sword. His wrist would twist and push the…
There once was a boy who loved swords.He wasn't old enough for a metal sword wooden ones were more than adequate. They would be swung around his head. He'd spin and thrust. He'd leap forward, twist and swing the sword. His wrist would twist and push the sword forward. He'd jump and reach upwards. He'd land and position. Combing moves up and down the lawn he would dance. This way and that, backwards, forwards and sideways In a world of his own he ...
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Because it's Friday: "Britain’s most trodden paths?" by Ordnance Survey | Lovely visualisations of the places we walk #osmaps #getoutside

The Ordnance Survey has analysed over 500,000 routes recorded via it’s current “digital products” and put together a fabulous set of visualisations. They’ve also assessed the data for the most popular routes. Not surprisingly Lake District routes dominate…
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