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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is perhaps best known for saying that a state of consciousness that makes an experience genuinely satisfying can be called a “flow state.” I often see people complaining about not having focus and not being able to concentrate on one thing. While some say they are pros at multi-tasking, it is extremely...
Traditionally, when employers have sought to reward top performers, they’ve relied on money. Whether in the form of a raise or a bonus, adding to your existing pay is one of the best ways to keep you around and make you feel appreciated. However, many small businesses are struggling to make budget on the revenue they...
Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably priced but equal-quality work of an outsourced IT staff. Silicon Valley is largely considered the global leader in technology, with firms in the area competing for the highly-skilled developers and engineers located there. According to a new report though, U.S.-born engineers are leaving quicker than...
When you hear his footsteps, you’re filled with dread. You just know your overbearing boss is on his way to ask you if you’ve finished that report yet. He’ll no doubt have six or seven things he needs to add to it, only extending the completion time further. That won’t matter, though, because he’ll check...
My whole life is about META. I worked at TV stations so long that at times I felt more interested in TV station culture and life than I was with the actual delivering of the information. The latest gossip about where a reporter or news director had just gotten a new job always enthralled me....
I never thought I would actually have the chance to meet the great digger Tal Siach. He’s Israeli, and since he’s on the other side of the Earth, that means I’m never going to get to meet him right? Not so. He visited the States over the last week for the Consumer Electronics show in...
I’m starting here what I would like to think would be an ongoing case study in how to build fans and followers on Twitter, through the use of pictures in one’s tweets. It’s good enough to tweet compelling articles and other content  from third-party sites through your tweetstream. It’s good to allow people to see...
Well maybe this is a reason. I can’t say I’m surprised and I can’t say I’m disappointed. After years of spilling vitriolic hate speech onto the nation’s radio airwaves as well as TV, Glenn Beck is finally getting what he deserves. Here’s a report I found on the TV newsletter called Shoptalk: “About a dozen...

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