Nine Things Successful People do Differently–HBR

I’ve just come across this post on things successful people do differently by motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson on the HBR blog. It’s a great reminder on how to define goals for success and how to move towards those: be positively, specifically, aspirational realistic, measure your progress and build your will-power. This is particularly important […]

Nine Things Successful People do Differently–HBR

I’ve just come across this post on things successful people do differently by motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson on the HBR blog. It’s a great reminder on how to define goals for success and how to move towards those: be positively, specifically, aspirational realistic, measure your progress and build your will-power. This is particularly important […]

Financing your Freelance Start-up–Forbes.com

Angeline Evans, on Forbes.com, offers some top-line money advice for those thinking about a freelance life. It’s not over-detailed but gives a good overview of points to consider that is applicable to anyone going solo. Technorati Tags: Forbes.com,freelancing,Angeline Evans,thenewprofessionalblog.com,interim,portfolio career

Financing your Freelance Start-up–Forbes.com

Angeline Evans, on Forbes.com, offers some top-line money advice for those thinking about a freelance life. It’s not over-detailed but gives a good overview of points to consider that is applicable to anyone going solo. Technorati Tags: Forbes.com,freelancing,Angeline Evans,thenewprofessionalblog.com,interim,portfolio career

Taking a Gibson Axe to the Rainforest?

Following the Economist’s report on federal agents’ raid on the Gibson guitar factory in September, the BBC today carries a more in-depth piece which covers the difficulties of sourcing increasingly rare tone-woods, the challenges of the US Lacey Act and the political Tea Party / over-reaching government dimension. Most of the ill-informed comments about using […]

Bad News or Good? Drivers cut Petrol Use – BBC

Just catching up on a news item I saw last week on the BBC news site, headlined “Drivers cut petrol use by 15%, AA research suggests”. The piece is written as a bad-news story: yet more evidence of the economic turmoil, doom and gloom.  Of course, it is equally a good news story for the […]

Bad News or Good? Drivers cut Petrol Use – BBC

Just catching up on a news item I saw last week on the BBC news site, headlined “Drivers cut petrol use by 15%, AA research suggests”. The piece is written as a bad-news story: yet more evidence of the economic turmoil, doom and gloom.  Of course, it is equally a good news story for the […]

The Freelance Economy–Business on Main

US Small Business community, Business on Main, carries a piece by Rieva Lesonsky on the Future of Work. Drawing on research by the Kauffman Foundation (“Starting Smaller, Staying Smaller: America’s Slow Leak in Job Creation”), the article observes how a marked decline in “job creation” has been fully off-set by a corresponding growth in the […]

The Freelance Economy–Business on Main

US Small Business community, Business on Main, carries a piece by Rieva Lesonsky on the Future of Work. Drawing on research by the Kauffman Foundation (“Starting Smaller, Staying Smaller: America’s Slow Leak in Job Creation”), the article observes how a marked decline in “job creation” has been fully off-set by a corresponding growth in the […]

Personal Technology – Economist / Register

A couple of interesting reports this week which explore different aspects of the Consumerisation of IT. The Register reports on the trend from an organisational IT perspective noting that the phenomenon is wider than the perception of sexy smartphones and iPads and that the trend is effectively unstoppable.  Organisations need to accept the trend and […]

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