Stop what your doing.
Take a moment and look and whats on your desk. What do you see? Do you find that the majority of the items are things you care about? Or, do you find that they are items that serve a functional purpose?
Many of us would perform this exercise and find that we are surrounded by functional items. We have scanners, baskets organized by topics, files and a collection of notebooks. Our desks may look chaotic, but everything on them serves a function that helps to make us more efficient.
Its fine to have functional things (I have a PDF scanner at my desk that I couldn’t live without) but since the desk is where most of us spend the largest chunk of our day shouldn’t we also try to surround ourselves with things that we’d actually care to save in the event of a fire? What if we took the time to surround ourselves with items that exist only because we enjoy them. Would this make us happier? Would this increase productivity?
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capitalistconcept asked: Thanks for the follow. Are you liking Tumblr compared to Wordpress so far?
A little early to say, but so far it seems like I’ll enjoy it here. Thanks for asking!
A couple of weeks ago I received an invite to check out Popplet on the web. My conclusion? It rocks
In addition to being a useful mind mapping application, its also flat out fun to use. One thing I love about their interface is that from the minute you get into the service, you given complete control over anything you want to create. Trying to make a spider web mind map of ideas? Easy. Maybe a mesh of your favorite photo’s or videos? Also easy. Here’s the 4 things I really love about Popplet:
Do things seem a little different? They should…
For the past year, my blog has been self hosted using Wordpress. Over the weekend, I decided to experiment and I moved my blog to Tumblr.
There isn’t really anything wrong with Wordpress, I’ve built several blogs (personal and professional) using the platform and think its the most customizable blogging platform in the world. However, there are two key things that I think Tumblr does better:
Think you can’t learn anything from a game?
If you own an iPhone and enjoy simulation games, you may have already discovered Game Dev Story. The premise is simple; Your given a small office and a tiny budget to start a game development studio. If you find success and profitability, you can grow your staff and expand your office as you work towards total market domination.
This game is a lot of fun and highly addictive. After playing it for a while, I am seeing that some of the same principals that make for a successful company in the game can be applied to a real life.
Lets take a look at 5 business rules that can be learned from Game Dev Story: