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Daydreaming finally pays off

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By peterurban - June 8th, 2009

One of my favorite marketing blogs, Neuromarketing, recently ran a post about the positive side of daydreaming.
As blogger Roger Dooley notes, when business teams need to brainstorm a new idea, the knee-jerk action is to get people sitting down together to spend a segmented amount of time concentrating on thinking and talking about one topic [...]

Christy’s product pick: iCal Events

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By Christy - February 11th, 2009

iCal Events
This product is a widget you can put on your dashboard, it draws calendar events out of your Apple calendar and gives you a summary of up to two weeks in advance. The events are color coded to define which calendar events are out of. It is a great reminder, it has saved me [...]

Christy’s product pick: MacJournal

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By Christy - February 6th, 2009

I came across MacJournal as a means to keep my notes organized. I often find myself at events, talks, seminars etc and need an organized place to keep track of my notes and ideas. MacJournal is almost like a personal log from StarTrek (I’m out of the closet ), you can keep a [...]

Presidential advice: carve out time to think

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By peterurban - January 22nd, 2009

Now that the festivities of the inauguration are over it’s time for President Obama to get to business with the mountain of issues his administration is confronted with. I find it very timely that I came across a Time Magazine interview (‘Person Of The Year’ issue from Jan 5th 2009) where Mr. Obama was asked [...]

Need a brain upgrade? Check out Evernote

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By Christy - December 6th, 2008

I recently discovered an amazing web-based application called Evernote. The application is compatible for both Mac and PCs, in addition there is a great mobile app. Basically, this tool helps you to keep track of ideas, lists, notes, thoughts, phone numbers – any detail in your life that just suddenly comes up that you want [...]

Take the weekend off, that’s an order

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By peterurban - August 25th, 2008

My bosses here at Plainpeak Inc. are passionate, committed workaholics, whom I’ve caught at the office on late Saturday evenings more than once, so this article is for them: How to Shut Off Your Job for the Weekend.
The tips they provide for a commitment and guilt-free weekend away from the office are very helpful it [...]