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Morning Chores

The elderly retainer mowed the front lawn this morning while his wife slept in. The dog, being wise, got up, ate breakfast, and then wandered back to bed. I had planned to get out before the sun was too high but I lollygagged. By the...Show More Summary

Raymond Chandler Saturday

The doorman of the Kilmarnock was six foot two. He wore a pale blue uniform, and white gloves made his hands look enormous. He opened the door of the Yellow taxi as gently as an old maid stroking a cat.Johnny Dalmas got out and turned to the red-haired driver. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

You'll find us rough, sir, but you'll find us ready. - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Why Job Interviews Are Like Flipping A Coin

The typical job interview is no better at predicting a candidate's success than flipping a coin. Here's how to conduct solid behavioral interviews that uncover great employees.

The Questions to Ask in an Interview That Will Get You Honest Answers

When you’re interviewing, you probably have the answers to “Tell me about yourself,” “What’s your greatest weakness?” and “Why do you want to work here?” down pat. (And if not, check out our tips here, here, and here.) It’s when youShow More Summary

How to Take Your LinkedIn Relationship to the Next Level—a Coffee Date!

With over 300 million professionals on LinkedIn, you may feel like a kid in a candy store—so many amazing experts you can access any time! In fact, you start fantasizing about how great it would be to line up Richard Branson for a coffee...Show More Summary

4 Ways To Guarantee You Get A Raise

If you think you deserve more money, you have to make your boss know you deserve more money and that you’re expecting more money. Leave her no choice but to compensate you accordingly. Here’s how to guarantee you get a … More » 4 Ways...Show More Summary

Got Multiple Job Offers? 3 Tips To Make The Right Choice

Job hunting is stressful when you have no job offers, but it can also be nervewracking when you have multiple job offers. Here are some tips on making the right decision—and do keep in mind that there are plenty of … More » Got Multiple...Show More Summary

Awaiting and Recovering

Consider how much time is squandered awaiting an event or recovering from one which took place. That amount may far exceed the time for the event itself.

Elsewhere in Science, 22 May 2015

Checking for gender discrimination in awarding grants … Scientific misconduct … Faking data … Journal editors “removed” … Crowdsourcing literature discovery... Working Life

I’m in The Guardian (in The Bahamas)

When I was in The Bahamas last week, I did a radio interview and a newspaper interview with some really smart, passionate people. You can hear the radio show here and see the two newspaper articles here and here.  

After Knowledge Flow Sessions, Follow Up in Writing

#86 Follow Up in Writing After a Group or Individual Knowledge Flow Session, follow up in writing to summarize what you heard, what actions are necessary, who is responsible for each action and when each action should be completed. Great communication shows people you value them and also encourages further sharing of information and ideas. Show More Summary

23 Powerful Motivational Quotes to Lead You Success

It's easy to lose motivation when we run up against obstacles in our road to success. Take a few moments to recharge your batteries by reading these motivating words of wisdom.

4 Ways Amazon Visibility will Build Your Personal Brand

Amazon is the premier place for eBook publishers and brands. Publishing an ebook on your area of expertise is a great brand positioning tool. Digital publishing is just the start to building a fanbase for your personal brand. It takes...Show More Summary

Playing the field

Gretchen Meyer drifted for a while, but her early experiences ultimately took her back to nature.

Many finance workers still don’t think they can report wrongdoing

In a new survey, about a quarter of high-earners in finance said they were in some way prohibited from whistleblowing.

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