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Pigeon-proof Productivity

I was having dinner with friends and the conversation veered in many directions.  Not sure how we got on the topic but I was relating following story. Between my career in broadcasting and my current career, there was a period

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Measurement is Management

This topic goes back to my very first blog entry on Productive Practice and it is sill one of the most important lessons I continue to work with and practice. Measurement is management.  The first step to change is measuring. 

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Mental Ecology – Part 2

Common ecological practices include the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  They also include clean and renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, geothermal and others. So in terms of our internal environment and harnessing our personal energy towards effective

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Supermoon –

OK this is a stretch topic but here goes. This weekend will be the 2013 Supermoon.  The moon will be the closest to us it will be for all of the year.  It will appear huge.  The image at right

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Day Seven – Chakras and Productivity

The Seventh Chakra, called Sahasrara, is the 1,000 petal lotus at the crown of the head.  This is the area of true inspiration and purpose.  Some would call it our connection to the divine.  Maybe Plato would have called it

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Occam’s Razor and Applesauce

As I was cutting apples for applesauce this morning I was thinking about simplicity.  Here’s my recipe: Apples Cinnamon Cut apples,  sprinkle with cinnamon, cook in pressure cooker on low heat until done. Simple. Occam’s Razor is the name of

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If at first you don’t succeed….you fail

So what! No platitudes. Failure feels bad. Success feels good. But stasis feels numb, a false comfort. No question which feeling I want more of. But which do I want less of? Comfortably numb is not a good place to

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