The TRANSPARENT beauty of technology (and, Boston Pops!)

We recently attended the Boston Pops Holiday concert; short: It was AMAZING (and always is!!!).   You simply sit there in the beauty of the theatre, the magic of the perfect music, and the wonder of a detailed theatrical experience.  And maybe, for a moment, you’re not thinking about technology (maybe). But in a very good …

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Productivity? Distractions? Who Knew?

More and more experts are telling us that interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones and other devices that make us accessible and distracted and interrupted every second of the day.  This fragmentation of our time and lack of concentration has become the new normal. When …

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#Staples, pod casts, Chromebooks: Great additions to life

#Staples is also another great store where customer-focus and customer-value is just #1.  I grew up in the day where the customer was considered evil at most stores; under-helped, under-appreciated, constantly threatened on prices.  No more; welcome the “vote of the web, the vote of us”. This week Staples has the #HP #Chromebook for $189, …

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Our new workforce, is, simply: Us.

We are living in very interesting times of a new approach to work.  More of us than ever own and control our own ability to work and make income. Uber, We Work, telecommuting, AirBnB, technology, and a very strong desire to be in control of our daily lives is painting the new landscape.  I meet …

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Microsoft and 4-day week; 40% INCREASE in perf; and more…

https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-4-day-work-week-boosts-productivity-2019-11 Maybe you’ve seen the last Business Insider story on reducing the work-at-work week that highlights the recent Microsoft experiment…? If not, link is above.   Fascinating. I myself have never worked so many hours in my life but all those hours are “happy hours”; real progress, independent but engaged cooperatively, making money, learning, and WORKING.  …

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What do Ed Sheeran, Mike Rowe, Jimmy Stewart and Kylie Minogue have in common? They all suffer from a speech disorder – Disfluent speech or Stuttering

There are a few reasons why people who stutter don’t do so when they sing. One is called easy onset of speech, or easy voice, or smooth speech. This describes the way you sing. Think about it – you generally use a smoother and easier voice when you’re singing versus when you’re speaking. Speech therapists …

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Gender choices: Why even bother with gender today?

There is some recent news in Mass about the RMV and offering more “gender identity choices”.  And we’ve all filled-out employment applications lately where they ask you about how you “identify”.  Pause. We need think about just how ridiculous this. First, WHY would anyone, any hiring company, any road official really need to know what …

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