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Say Yes to Different

Say Yes to Different

There is an oft-misattributed quote thats goes: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Narcotics Anonymous 12-step programme Many people think it’s by Albert Einstein or by Benjamin Franklin but it’s actually in the 12-step rehabilitation programme of Narcotics Anonymous. The quote resonates with us all. …

The Four Ps of Automation

The Four Ps of Automation

When considering whether or not to automate, or what and when to automate, consider your mission. What type of a business are you? Service industry, retail, products? If you have a long tail of customers to support you are undoubtedly in a knowledge business. Prepare and protect your systems appropriately and plan and make your …

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs

In Bullshit Jobs, American anthropologist David Graeber posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead to “bullshit jobs”: “a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part …

Your Schedule is Yours

Your Schedule is Yours

The gift of time. Is there anything more precious other than perhaps love? If you are lucky enough to manage your own time then make sure you own it. If you don’t – others will plunder it and make it theirs. Example? I’ve been doing daily writing for the last 30 days. Hooray. So what’s …

Transformation For Your Schedule

Transformation For Your Schedule

Looking back to the start of the week, how did you get on with the challenge of transforming your schedule? One of the benefits of having a schedule is that it should confront you. There are things that you need to do, you’ve committed to. If you find yourself avoiding them, postponing them or dreading …