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It's easy to blame the boss, Gerard. I'd argue, taking no risks because you don't want to rock the boat, is way more damaging to your career.
1 year, 1 month ago on Testing the Speed Limit
@adycoles Thanks for reading, Ady.
1 year, 2 months ago on Testing the Speed Limit
Amen, Craig. This is so important for many reasons...one of which is that it sends a signal: we're going to do business differently today...
1 year, 7 months ago on 5 Reasons to Ban Technology in Your Meeting
I've been looking for a new writing tool...Word isn't doing it for me anymore. Hopefully they get the Windows version out of beta soon...
1 year, 8 months ago on Save Time Writing With Scrivener
We should treat the Reply All button like the nuclear launch codes...only a few responsible people should be able to use them. Alas...it doesn't work that way.
1 year, 9 months ago on 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Send That Email
adycolesTMNinja Glad we got this resolved. Thanks Craig for the support on this issue!
1 year, 9 months ago on Read This Before Our Next Meeting
adycoles Hey Ady, I'm looking into this right now, will post as soon as I get an answer.
I've heard so many great things about Wunderlist. Maybe it's finally time I give it a try. Thanks for the rec, Craig.
1 year, 10 months ago on Simply the Best Todo List: Wunderlist
Vacation can sometimes feel like you're cheating on your work! But that's silly, disengaging is the best thing we can do in service of the work sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.
1 year, 10 months ago on Will You Fail at Your Vacation?
Great reminder, Craig. Turning it off is incredibly difficult. I'm working on it. I think it's a skill, one that comes with maturity. Has nothing to do with age...but a comfort with yourself, your mission, and your real purpose.
1 year, 10 months ago on Can You Turn Off Your Work?
Thanks for this post. Now if I could only get an invite to Google+, I could actually use it! :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Connect Google + and Instagram in six easy steps
Great month, Craig. I'd like to hear your thoughts on consistency. How do we form the habitual rituals that we know we need to create, but find it hard to implement day in and day out?
1 year, 10 months ago on My Best Advice From June
Great list. I would add: no strong leadership, no clear purpose...and the most important: nobody to step up and admit this meeting could have been done with just a memo.
1 year, 11 months ago on Why Your Meetings Are Not Working
IDEO has built a model of creativity for the ages. I love how IDEO refuses to take on clients where there is no real actionable outcome. What a statement that makes. They know who they are as a company, and what they stand for, and they're not willing to compromise. Bravo.
1 year, 11 months ago on What ad agencies could learn from IDEO
Craig, when I'm off balance, I'm undoubtedly not going to the gym and exercising. I'm not sure if consistent exercise leads to balance in my life, or balance in my life leads to consistent exercise (or maybe it's both), but either way, going to the gym is key for me. Once I'm back on the daily morning grind, I'm good.
I think your number 2 suggestion is so critical, and everyone needs to find their anchor activity that will allow everything else to fall into place. And if they haven't yet, my suggestion: make it exercise.
1 year, 11 months ago on 7 Ways to Regain Your Balance
Great post. I hadn't really thought about keeping my priorities connected, Craig. But you're absolutely right, all our priorities do intersect , and if we treat them as silos we may miss how we can leverage actions that might make us progress in multiple areas.
1 year, 11 months ago on How to Get Your Priorities on Track
I think we all gasped, when we heard the news of the acquisition. I trust in the powers of the market though, Apple's speed and innovation in this space will force Microsoft to enable the same for Skype, and we'll have a great war that will ultimately benefit the consumer.
1 year, 11 months ago on Microsoft Acquires Skype
This is an inevitable cycle. A new trend or technology emerges with great value, then a flood of imitators copy, and most of them miss the point. You can see this with the daily deals space, which used to be about finding fun things to do in your city, but now has become a near efficient marketplace to get commodity services cheap.
1 year, 11 months ago on Games, Gaming & Gamification
Wow, thanks for point to Holz's article Shel. And thanks for continually shedding light on topics like this, that I don't hear about on almost any other blog that I read. I think it's absolutely true, that the blogosphere is seduced by superficial measurements, like traffic and subscribers, that are often better served by sticking to less serious topics. This instead of intellectual ones that deal with real issues like ethics. Not sure what the solution is, but I'm glad the question has been posed.
1 year, 11 months ago on Avatars, Military Ethics & Elevating the Conversation
I don't ever buy physical books anymore. I prefer them, but the convenience, speed, and ease of Kindle is too overwhelming. The backlit nature of the iPad is a turn off for me. I don't want to feel like i'm reading off a computer...or else I would. The kindle screen feels special.
1 year, 11 months ago on Reading Books on iPad & Kindle--a comparison