Monthly Archives: April 2011

If you want to be negative, you may get subtracted

I am no Pollyanna. I am generally a happy person, an optimist by nature. I see the glass as half full, and possibilities. Earlier this year a Harvard Business Review blog post noted that most people who achieve their goals are realistic optimists, people who believe … Continue reading

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Being misled: Sunk by semantics

Update: I am traveling on business this week. I chose my hotel in part, because it advertises a 24 hour fitness center on site. News flash – two treadmills and one stationary bike do not a “fitness center” make. It’s … Continue reading

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Are you checking in?

Foursquare and Facebook Places are two of many social media applications that allow you to announce your current location to businesses, friends, and/or the world. While some recent articles including this one, suggest that the popularity of checking in is … Continue reading

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What are we afraid of missing?

According to Kforce, 25% of people check their work email hourly while on vacation. Hourly. That’s not daily, or a few times a day. That’s once an hour. A 2010 Xobni study found that most of us are less obsessive, but … Continue reading

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