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My Daily Picks - Best of My Reading List #2

5 Ways To Get More Productive Today | Fast Company

There might be some productivity-minded part of you that scoffs at the whole idea of reading about how to be more productive. After all, why would you read about doing when you could do?Well, you can tell that part of you to stop being so addicted to being right and acknowledge that you can work smarter, not just harder. And when you can tap a multitude of perspectives of how to work smarter, you can get extremely productive.Alice Boyes at Psychology Today has done that by gathering the productivity insights of a range of psychologists.

Expect Innovation in RSS Readers

This week’s announcement that Google Reader is shutting down has me and many others waxing a bit nostalgic. [caption id=attachment_13391 align=alignleft width=240] photo credit: Ozyman via photopin < span=> href=http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/>cc[/caption]I’m an admitted RSS geek. Back in 2008 I wrote a series of blog posts extolling the emerging virtues of RSS technology. Prior to Google Reader I used tools like Bloglines, FeedDemon and NewsGator to subscribe to and read blogs. In that time most ...

How to Stick to a Habit When Life Falls Apart : zenhabits

Experience shows us that you can start a new habit and things go great for awhile, and then life gets in the way. We tend to give up, because when things get in the way and we mess up on our habits, it’s a little discouraging, depressing.

5 Easy Ways to Be Nicer to Yourself - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Years of observing people stumbling over the concept of self-compassion has shown her that we commonly think that treating ourselves kindly will result in being lazy, self-indulgent, and wallowing in self-pity.

7 Amazing Ways to Be Creative Like a Child - by Dumb Little Man

There are periods in your life when you may feel very creative.

But there may be other periods where you experience the creative doldrums.

Ideas stop coming to you.

You attempt to sit down with pen and paper but it seems like an exercise in frustration.

If you are like me, you might have wondered how to jump-start the creative process.

The Fastest Way To Become An Expert On Anything | Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel

The Personal Branding Blog offers branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts.

How to Get More Content for Your Blog : @ProBlogger

This is a guest post by Kristi Hines. One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face – whether they are ...

10 Insights on Social Media and Blogging Influence: New Research | Jeffbullas's Blog

Blogging started as personal online diaries, Twitter popped up first as an internal podcasting platform and Facebook was born out of a frustrated date.

The journey of online publishing and social networks was never a grand plan but it is the evolution of humans playing on a web canvas that contin

Customer Service Should be More Than a Luxury | Switch and Shift

Personalized service seems to have become rare in the marketplace. In the sea of automated recordings, form-letter emails and anonymous service representatives - true customer service is not only a...

How to be a creative problem-solver | Penelope Trunk Blog

The act of looking at things in their opposite light is the best skill to have if you want to be a creative problem-solver.

How to Create an Ebook Workshop | Men with Pens

So you've written an ebook - now what? Try creating a powerful ebook workshop that earns you leads, clients and credibility - fast! Here's how.

We’re Marketers, Not Soldiers: How Combative Competition Is Killing Creativity | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Co...

Why do marketers revel in military jargon? Must we really rally troops to deploy conquest ads or fire quick hits of bleeding-edge apps? Is it not ironic that we call customers “targets” and seek to engineer their empathy in “war rooms?"The hostilities are endless. And it’s not enough to win. Someone must lose. Beating the competitor takes precedence over helping the customer.These metaphors shouldn’t surprise us. Since the dawn of cultural evolution and the age of hunter-gatherers, group against group armed conflict has shaped human evolution.

This Week's 10 Most Talked About Viral Videos - 17th March

A roundup of the week's ten best videos from the world of marketing and advertising. This week's collection shows us how the animal kingdom would look if it only ate fast food, Old Spice's new Chief Director of marketing and the one time paper is better than an iPad.