Was it tough to get up after daylight savings time? Even though it was Monday, was it tough to get through the day? You’re not alone. A new study looked at the number of workers “cyberloafing” (that was a new term for me, too, don’t worry). Cyberloafing is simply the act of people lounging around [...]
By now, you’ve heard everything about remote working: The Zappos CEO doesn’t work from home. Yahoo! is no longer allowing remote workers. Best Buy, one of the innovators in a remote workforce, has revisited their work at home policy. Jason Fried preaches telecommuting more than a baptist preaching hell, fire and brimstone. Aetna swears by [...]
I’ve been seeing a lot of complaints from friends about the sponsored posts in Facebook. Some people are wondering why their customers (or “fans” or “likers”) aren’t seeing all of their posts. I put together a quick video to explain it.
Sound bites are remembered. Sound bites are played on the news. Sound bites get you hired. I’ve got a million of them. I save them and collect them. I’m really ADD and it’s tough for me to pay attention for long periods of time. I learned the power of the sound bite from my pastor [...]
Don’t worry, this post won’t be talking about Democrats versus Republican or the best tax strategy – I’ll be focusing on the key things you can take away to become a better public speaker. 1. Public Speaking is tough. Be prepared. If you’re anything like me, the worst speeches you give are the ones where you [...]
If you’ve read any blogs or scanned Facebook, you’ll see all sorts of negative comments about the new iPhone 5. “It doesn’t have NFS.” “The screen on the (insert crazy-named Android device here) is much bigger!” “It doesn’t have an SD card reader.” “OMG, they changed the port.” Or, if you’re really desperate, you’ll run [...]
Last week I had my appendix removed. A lot of people have a lot of questions, so I decided to write an in-depth post (what else would you expect from me?) about what exactly is your appendix, what it does, and how did they remove it. What the junk is an appendix? The appendix sits [...]
We all have a love-hate relationship with email. In fact, that relationship is scientific. It turns out that we all release a little bit of dopamine when we get a new email. It feels good, it’s addictive. Too many of us are addicted to email, hanging on until we get that next email, that [...]
Watch this video. “RADICAL OPENNESS” – for TEDGlobal 2012 by @Jason_Silva from Jason Silva on Vimeo.
I love Will Ferrell, he’s hilarious. Let me introduce you to one of his techniques that I learned in improv training and Will uses all the time. It’s the “Yes, and…” secret. It’s the secret used by many comedians, politicians and CEO’s. The premise is simple, you always agree with what’s being said and build [...]