Thursday, 20 April 2017

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

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How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China
Steve Tobak

English teacher and Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago
in his tiny apartment in Hanzhou, China. On Friday, Ma became the richest man in China
on the heels of the biggest IPO in U.S. and possibly world history.
With a market cap of $231 billion, the online retailer is nearly as valuable as Wal-Mart
and bigger than Amazon and eBay combined.
And this is just the beginning. Alibaba plans to expand aggressively in America and Europe
and has already invested nearly $1 billion in a host of U.S.-based startups, including Uber,
Lyft, ShopRunner, Fanatics, Tango and Kabam.    
Every current and aspiring entrepreneur and business leader should learn from
how a Chinese English teacher turned a vision, a group of friends
and $60,000 into untold riches and the world's most valuable Internet commerce company.
It will no doubt be studied in business schools for generations.

Start here, go anywhere. Recognizing the importance of English, young Ma would ride his bike
to a nearby hotel and guide foreigners around the city just to learn and practice the language.
His passion for entrepreneurship in many ways parallels Masayoshi Son who grew up poor, followed his dream to Silicon Valley and graduated from U.C. Berkeley before founding Softbank. As chairman of Softbank and Sprint, Son is now the richest man in Japan.
He had vision … and he had help. Ma saw the Internet’s enormous potential to bridge businesses across China’s huge population early on. 
So he and his wife brought 17 friends together and pooled $60,000 to start the company. 
That formed the basis for the company’s dynamic partnership structure and unique culture 
designed to drive collaboration, diminish bureaucracy 
and promote accountability for long-term growth.   

Go big or go home. Even if crowdfunding existed when Alibaba was founded, I doubt if Ma
would have gone that route. He’s simply not a “dip your toe in the water” kind of guy.
Instead he and his friends went all in, raising a $5 million angel round, $20 million from Softbank
in 2000, $1 billion from Yahoo five years later, and $1.6 billion from Silver Lake Partners
and DST Global in 2011. That’s how you make it big.   
Big problems lead to big opportunities. China’s lack of brick and mortar infrastructure
has always been an insurmountable hurdle for the enormous nation’s small business merchants. Alibaba solved that and now accounts for 80% of the country’s ecommerce –
a whopping $248 billion last year and more than twice that of Amazon.

Innovation comes from unique individuals who think and act differently. 
Everyone talks about changing the world and making tons of money these days,
but those who actually do it are exceptional individuals with breakthrough ideas,
uncommon vision and a passion to do great work. Disruptive innovation comes from people
who break from the status quo and carve their own path.

Stand on the shoulders of giants ... but learn from their mistakes. Like Amazon and eBay,
Alibaba is an Internet commerce company, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Alibaba does not actually hold inventory or sell goods. It’s a middleman that collects annual fees and commissions from larger merchants and advertising fees from smaller ones.
The result is one of the most scalable and profitable business models on Earth.

What’s in a name? Less than you think. Apple. Facebook. Google. Microsoft. Uber.
One Kings Lane. Fanatics. Starbucks. Whole Foods. What do the names and brands of all these companies have in common? Absolutely nothing. Some are conjunctions or made-up words.
Others are common words or phrases. There’s even a fruit. It’s what your business
does for customers that counts … not your name or personal brand.
Jack Ma was sitting in a San Francisco coffee shop when he thought of how Ali Baba 
overheard the secret password of The 40 Thieves -- “open sesame” -- and unlocked untold riches.
It resonated with his vision of unlocking the potential of China’s small and midsized merchants. Now you know the secret of how he accomplished his dream.  

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237692  September 23, 2014

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The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Friday, 14 April 2017

Do You Know How Imperative Your Reputation Is?

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Do You Know How Imperative Your Reputation Is?
Jaz 

For a long time, Google has been very aware that a business’ reputation was a major factor
in how their business should rank. However, it wasn’t until relatively recently that they were
able to accurately incorporate reputation into their algorithm in terms of how websites rank.
If you haven’t been taking enough time to manage your reputation, it could impact how well your website ranks in very short order. Do you know what your customers think about your company?

Why Google Wants to Know About Your Reputation
The point of the Google algorithm is to put websites that are working hard
to be there for their customers at the top of the ranks when a search is performed.
It isn’t just about having the right keywords, or even the right length of content.
It is about having precisely what your customers’ need, when they need it. You need to be able
to show that you can put the right information out there to reach customers, but then
you also need to show that customers are seeing the benefits of using your products or services.
By adding user-generated content, also known as reviews, into the algorithm that ranks websites,
it allows Google to put companies higher on the list that are proving their worth to their clientele. It proves that you say you can do it, and that customers agree, you truly can.
If you ignore this aspect of your reputation, Google is going to start lowering
where you rank as a way of letting customers know that the highest ranked companies
are not only good enough to impress Google itself, but also customers in your area.

Reputation Management Is Something Every Business Needs to Focus On
When you decide that you want to work on your reputation, it is important to look up your company in the same way a potential customer would. Find out what others are saying about you. You will likely find many sites that could have information about your company. Read through the different reviews that have been left, and get a feel for how your customers see your company.
When a user puts up their review of your company, that’s considered a first-party review.
These are great testimonials as to how you do business, and they can naturally help you rank higher when search engines look over your website.
You having testimonials on your site is great, but when you can back them up with real reviews from customers who have worked with you and want to do so again,
this helps Google see you in a shining light and boost where your website falls in the rankings.

Don’t overlook your company’s reputation.
It is a very imperative component to where your website ranks. It tells potential customers
a lot about you, and it can also instil a lot of trust in your company before a person
even comes to you for help. Put your company in a position to improve your rank, plus help
even more customers than you already do, by hiring a reputation management company today!
http://www.jazdesignco.com/blog/reputation-management-is-imperative/


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You can TCR specialist and language dictionaries that are spontaneously accessed.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Programming your mind for success

Perennial Cornflower.


Within a few years she took the business global, selling throughout the UK, USA, Canada, 
Australia and Europe and receiving over 100,000 hits on the website every month.
In 2011 Carrie launched the Female Entrepreneur Association as a way to help inspire
and connect female entrepreneurs from around the world. 
The network has grown to over 140,000 women and they now produce a digital magazine, 
This Girl Means Business, weekly videos, free online classes and more.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events
that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video
and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program,
but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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You can TCR specialist and language dictionaries that are spontaneously accessed.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
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How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Say Your Excuses Out Loud to Get Better at Fighting Them

Knapweed.

Say Your Excuses Out Loud to Get Better at Fighting Them
Eric Ravenscraft

If there’s one thing humans are good at (besides regulating body temperature
and manipulating objects with opposable thumbs), it’s rationalizing.
The next time you catch yourself making excuses to yourself, say them out loud.
As advice site Impossible explains, your irrational excuses are likely to sound less reasonable
once you say them out loud to yourself. Internally, you can feel like there’s a good reason
to justify breaking your diet or giving up on that habit.
Once you say it out loud, you’re more likely to face reality:

Here’s a simple trick: Say your excuses out loud.
Make a list of all the reasons why you’re NOT doing something and then say them out loud – with your mouth.
Unless the reason why you can’t do something is “a cheetah is closing in on me at 70mph
for a late brunch”, then most likely your excuses start to sound pretty stupid pretty quick
when they’re verbalized.
This self-argument is a handy way to distinguish between the excuses you have 
that are legitimate, and the ones that your emotions are filling in.
No one would blame you for staying home from work because you have the flu. However, someone might think it’s dumb to max out your credit card because you’ve had a hard day.


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I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and rememberwhat I’ve read.
I can TCR an academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Why a Phone Call Is Better Than an Email (Usually)

Welsh poppy.

Why a Phone Call Is Better Than an Email (Usually)
Ross McCammon

 This isn’t going to be about efficiency. Sometimes the phone is a more efficient way to communicate than e-mail, and sometimes it isn’t. If two people leave a dozen messages on each other’s voice mail, that’s a lot less efficient than sending a single e-mail and reading a reply to it. 
No, this isn’t going to be about how telephonic communication helps you work faster. 
This is about how the phone makes you work better. 
Because unlike e-mail, the phone forces you to be more emphatic, more accurate, more honest. 
Tell that to a neuroscientist, and before you’ve even finished the sentence he’ll start laughing
—at what you’re saying, and the accompanying emotional gradients.
What, you’re not aware of emotional gradients? You have tons of them, and you’re constantly communicating them to people—but only when you speak, not when you write. 
“We’re picking up and processing heard information 
within 50 milliseconds of someone speaking.
A lot of this information doesn’t get processed at a cognitive level,” says Seth Horowitz,
an auditory neuroscientist. “Some of the first targets for heard information
are emotional substrates, so [when] listening to someone’s voice,
you’re picking up emotional gradients from them.” 
Read the following e-mails and consider the emotional gradients that aren’t being conveyed.
From: Corleone, Michael “Don”
To: Staff
Subject: Me
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! 
Best,
DC

From: Gekko, Gordon
To: Fox, Bud
Subject: Lunch
… is for wimps. 
-G

From: Blake
To: The Fellas
Subject: Reminder
ABC. A—always. B—be. C—closing.
Always be closing. Always be closing.
Yours in closing,
Blake

Joe Huff, co-founder of Los Angeles-based LSTN Headphones, which partners with a nonprofit
that provides hearing aids to people in need, is—obviously—a believer in the power of voice. 
“There have been so many times, a new store or account or potential press relationship,
we’ve gotten on the phone with them and after the conversation, even [after] just a 15-minute story about what we do and why, they say, ‘Wow, I read everything on your website,
but to hear you tell it, there’s a huge difference.’
Because we have a passion-based business, it’s really important for us to get that across.”
This happens all the time in business. Yet we are still wary of picking up the phone.
We don’t want to bother people. We think they don’t want to talk. And maybe they don’t.
But you’re not ever going to find that out through e-mail. You’ll find it out on the phone.
If they stammer, hedge and pause, then you have valuable information.
Maybe not the information you were looking for, but valuable info nonetheless. 

THE MEANING OF SILENCE
Speaking of pausing, it’s important to remember that some of the most valuable information comes from the pauses in a phone conversation.
Pauses that simply don’t exist in written communication.
Says Horowitz: “There have been studies that show that if you’re presenting a listener 
with a series of words or tones, and you take an extended silence, 
certain populations of cells in their brains start looking for the signal, 
and if it doesn’t happen in a certain period of time,
it triggers arousal centers, emotional centers.
Silence is an important part of communication, and something people don’t pay attention to.”
Our obsession with e-mail denies a crucial truth about human beings: that we have evolved
as listeners, not as readers. Here’s Horowitz again—and as you read this paragraph,
think about how much more powerful it would be if this guy were talking to you on the phone: 
“We think about ourselves as being the new smartest rulers of the planet, but our ears
have evolved, and a basic brain circuitry of hearing has evolved over 400 million years,
and a lot of it centered on hearing the sound of your own species. That’s the most important signal, even if you can’t see them. Hearing evolved as your alarm system, because we’re diurnal, we don’t see well at night, but our hearing is running all through the darkness 
and even when we are asleep. A sound, even without a visual tie to it, is very important to us.
We’ve evolved to listen to other people talk.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238385

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I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Monday, 20 March 2017

Reputation Management for Your Business: The Competitive Advantage You Can’t Afford to Neglect

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Reputation Management for Your Business: 
The Competitive Advantage You Can’t Afford to Neglect
Jaz

In the business world of today, reputation management is everything.  
Consumers, perhaps more than in any time in history, are technologically savvy
and will do their research before committing to do business with your company.  
As such, you cannot afford to neglect placing a heavy emphasis on reputation management.  
Doing so will pay off many times over;
neglecting to do so will drive potential customers into the waiting arms of your competitors.
We utilize next-generation software that enables us to manage your reputation in real time.  
This means we steer clients to you on an ongoing basis, and we update your company profile
to reflect the latest developments in product and service offerings.  
Here are just a few of the things we can do for you.

Build local brand awareness
The Internet is a big place.  What’s more, given that there are no boundaries between websites,
it’s entirely possible for a potential customer searching for your product to find the website
of a company a few states over.  And, given that many companies offer perks such as free shipping, there’s not much that keeps a company like that from stealing your customers.
Fortunately, we are able to build local brand awareness for you.  
What this means is we aggressively market your company to those consumers
in your geographic area.  When they do a search for your product or service,
they will find you instead of your competition from a few states over.  

Drive traffic—both online and offline
Of course, having clients who are aware of your brand 
and getting them to commit to the purchase are two different things.  
So we take things a step further, and help drive traffic to your door—be it a virtual or a real door.  
We take steps to encourage potential customers to actually make the purchase of your good
or service.  There are a number of ways to do this, and we tailor our traffic direction strategy specifically to meet the unique strengths of your business and industry.  
The result: higher sales, both online and in person.

Turn mobile searchers into buyers of your good or service
Mobile search is one of the most rapidly growing areas of opportunity in Internet marketing.  
At one point, so few people used mobile phones for Internet searches that businesses could essentially ignore this market segment and focus instead on personal computer Internet users.
No longer is this the case.  In some segments of the population,
mobile searches are markedly more common than personal computer searches.  
What’s more, given the constantly improving technology of smartphones, tablets,
and other portable devices, this figure is only going to increase.
We take advantage of this trend by utilizing software that targets mobile searches
and optimizes your company’s website to do the same.  
The result is that we are able to capture a significant portion of mobile searches.
If you’re serious about taking your business to the next step in Internet marketing,
contact us today.  We can’t wait to help you grow!
 http://www.jazdesignco.com/blog/reputation-management-business-competitive-advantage-cant-afford-neglect/

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You can TCR specialist and language dictionaries that are spontaneously accessed.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube 
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.innermindworking.blogspot.com         many ways for you to work with the stresses of life

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Fast & Effective Subconscious Mind Control


Let me show you how to condition your subconscious mind the fast and effective way
so you can perform at your best.

Whether you want to quit bad habits, start new positive habits, achieve your goals,
make more money, meet the right person, increase confidence, or simply get your life back on track -- it's all starts with getting control of the mind and especially the untreated negative thoughts
that sit in the subconscious mind.

I hope you're up for the challenge I set you over the next 30 days.
Set yourself the goal of doing that around a specific goal. Just pick one goal, not too lofty,
not too big, and just apply the subconscious mind control technique for the next 30 days.

That's it from me. I hope you find this useful. Please leave me a comment. Let me know what you thought.  Secondly, you can help spread the word by linking it to your favorite social media platform.

Also, if you are interested in more of this type of information, I'll put the link below, advancedmindpowertraining.com, where you can get more of this information from.

Thank you very much for watching my subconscious mind control video today.
I'll see you on the next video.

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You can TCR software/engineering manuals for spontaneous recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and rememberwhat I’ve read.
I can TCR an academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube

Advanced Reading Skills Perhaps you’d like to join my FaceBook group ?

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
All aspects of regular, each-word reading and education.
Turbo Charged Reading uses these skills significantly faster
www.innermindworking.blogspot.com    many ways for you to work with the stresses of life
To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work'

Black horehound.

How a Manager Can Promote the 'Future of Work'
Bill Hurley

What does the term a “new way to work” signify?
My company, Unify, posed that question to 961 professionals scattered across the globe
and found in the results (published in June) that for 47 percent it meant
“working where I want to work” and for 43 percent it meant “working when I want to work.”
For 39 percent it meant “working in a flatter more collaborative organization,” while 32 percent said the new way to work means “working on virtual teams that form and disband as needed.”

These numbers will only grow as more “anywhere workers" realize the many benefits
of the new way to work, particularly as advances in collaboration technology enable workers
to be connected virtually to their teams via laptops and mobile devices
as easily as they might be in a brick-and-mortar office.

Given that, what practices do managers need to do to promote ensure their teams are collaborating effectively? Here are five best practices to remember when managing or supporting a virtual team:

1. Leverage technology to simplify virtual collaboration.
Collaboration technology such as cloud-based file sharing, web collaboration and other tools
make it easy for employees to work remotely, giving them greater flexibility to labor
when and where they are most productive. 

Recently, The Guardian reported that in the United Kingdom, the “right to request” flexible work hours has been passed into law so employees can now formally request a change in hours. Having the right collaboration tools will be critical to ensuring teams continue to communicate easily.

The ability to share across social platforms or internally within private networks has led to
an age of collaboration as technology platforms are directed to connect the right people, 
whether co-workers, customers or citizens, to deliver content more securely and efficiently.
Today, 86 percent of companies use more than one type of cloud service,
 according to Cloudability’s data about its clients. 

2. Build a culture of open virtual collaboration.
An earlier Unify-led survey found 80 percent of those on successful teams
are as likely to pitch a spontaneous idea during a virtual meeting as in a face-to-face meeting.
Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself and a millennial workplace trend expert,
said companies "can use technology to foster collaboration, crowd source new information and reach out to all stakeholders to bring customers and partners closer to employees and products.”
Indeed technological collaboration closes the gap between employers and employees
and leads to more success with sourcing opportunities.

3. Find the right person for the assignment, regardless of location.
With the rise of remote working, companies are hiring the best talent no matter the location. Companies can do that because virtual meetings allow people to meet up in real time.
When it comes to management, it's not always giving an assignment to the most senior member,
it's about matching the expertise to the right team member who poses the knowledge base. 
This shift in team management will bring more expertise to company projects and it’ll make employees happier to know that individuals are included because of their talent or expertise.
In fact, 30 percent of those surveyed in the Unify study believe less hierarchical
or silo-based organizations would promote practices professionals feel are more progressive
like flexible and remote working via video conferencing and collaboration. 
Collaborative approaches to team management, facilitated by virtual meetings,
allow the best talent to be utilized and creates more egalitarian workplaces.
“Having a flat hierarchy instead of a vertical one, enables employees to better switch jobs
within their organizations and create an entrepreneurial environment that they can thrive in,”
wrote Schawbel in an email. “Employees will be more dispersed so companies have to learn
how to manage remote workers and remote workers will have to manage themselves.” 

4. Reframe your management style and put trust at the center.
A manager overseeing a team that’s diverse and across several time zones
must adjust his or her leadership style. He or she shoud set up best practices for employees
to follow, and trust that team members can be organized
and determined to work on their own without someone being there in person.
The new way to work gives flexibility, but with that freedom comes responsibility, too.
Video conferencing and virtual meetings are essential ways to sync and to stay focused
on team objectives. Managers should remind team members that “work” is not a location anymore, but a state of when you are your most productive.
Trust is essential in order to empower yourself and others so people do their best work. 
The best managers leverage technology to practice what they preach; instead of requiring
everyone to meet in a conference room at 8 a.m. sharp,
managers use video conferencing to enable teams to meet in a virtual setting.
It removes the confusing logistics so all can contribute in real time,
where ever they are most productive. The notion of face-to-face meetings is changing.
With the right technology, the user interface of these video conference calls makes it feel as if
team members are right there in the room. 
With 48 percent of professionals requesting a change in company culture
and 46 percent wanting a change in management philosophy to achieve the new way to work,
per the Unify study published in June, collaborative technology isn’t just being used by big business and tech companies recruiting millennials.

5. The new way to work is for everyone.
It’s not just technology or creative industries that are embracing the new way to work.
These new modalities are the future for finance, health care, automotive, manufacturing
and any number of industries. This is a revolution to maximize an individual’s productivity
through the right technology, so individuals feel more empowered in their own careers
and mprove the productivity of the company.
Small to midsize businesses, and even government agencies, are part of the new dynamic.
Jacob Morgan, the author of The Future of Work, believes small to midsize businesses companies can typically move faster, are more agile and tend to live on the fringes.
“This means that [small to midsize businesses] can try new things and experiment at a more rapid pace," Morgan said. "Larger companies tend to move slower than smaller ones
but we have still seen global organizations like GE, Schneider Electric, Unisys, Unilver
and many others take steps toward creating more collaborative organizations.”  
“Government agencies are perhaps among the slowest but they too are going to have to adapt," Morgan said. "Every company, regardless of size or industry, is going to have to challenge convention around how employees work, how managers lead, and how companies are structured.” Indeed government agencies are beginning to lean into collaborative trends
because it’s cost effective when it comes to saving on real estate
and officials want the freedom to work from different locations.  
For many managers and companies, the new way to work may feel like an unattainable goal,
but it is the future and it is coming quickly. 

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236206


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Thursday, 2 March 2017

4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done Without Unplugging Completely

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4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done Without Unplugging Completely
Gwen Moran

You check your email as soon as you wake up, and send text messages 
from just about everywhere. But if you’re not taking a break every now and then, 
you could be hurting your effectiveness,
says Joanne Cantor, founder of Your Mind on Media,
a Madison, Wisconsin consulting firm that helps companies manage cyber-overload.

Research backs that claim:
A 2012 study by the University of California, Irvine and U.S. Army researchers found that
being cut off from work email periodically significantly reduces stress and increases focus.
We know: You own a business. People depend on you. You can’t disconnect.
But Cantor says that’s not really true. Maybe you can’t turn off your smartphone entirely 
for a week, but here are five ways you can buy some tech-free time.

1. Recruit a gatekeeper. "Our gadgets take control," says Cantor.
"Business owners used to have secretaries and other gatekeepers who understood
the critical people who had to get through and had tactful ways 
of running interference with those who could wait," she says. 
An assistant or trusted second-in-command can field calls while you’re working on a project
that needs focus or when you simply need a day off. If that’s not an option, 
change your outgoing voicemail message to tell callers you’re unavailable 
and let them know when you’ll be available to answer their calls. 
And, don’t forget to turn off instant messaging.

2. Schedule your prime time. 
The best time to be tech-free is the time when you are most productive or creative, she says. Perhaps you’re sharp as a tack first thing in the morning or get your second wind at 3 p.m.
Think about your most productive times and block out those windows as you would
an important meeting, she says. A disconnected hour or two several times a week
can make a tremendous difference in your creativity, focus and the quality of your work, 
she says.

3. Use a distraction-blocking app.
Even as our smartphones, tablets and laptops seek to monopolize our time,
a collection of apps has emerged to help us disconnect. AntiSocial and Freedom are site blockers, making any time-sucking sites (like Facebook) unavailable for as long as you choose.
iPhones running the iOS6 platform and apps like I’m Sleeping and Ultimate Call Block
offer "do not disturb" functions, but also allow you to whitelist certain people (your gatekeeper, spouse, or your child’s school for example) to bypass your settings and always ring through.

4. Change your culture. 
If you’ve spent time cultivating an "always on" workplace, it’s not going to change overnight,
says Cantor. But change is possible. Work on a communication hierarchy for your team,
setting boundaries for essential and non-essential contact.

For example, if the issue is urgent, reach out with both phone and text messages.
Non-urgent issues will be communicated by email with a “please respond by” time.
No non-urgent messages of any kind will be sent between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
That might not be your company’s game plan, but you can set boundaries.
"It has to be tailored for your workplace, but there has to be a discussion and agreement
so that everybody’s on the same page about communication," she says

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225035

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The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”