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Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

Amazon Kindle for Blackberry – Two Weeks Later

I definitely had some challenges getting the Amazon Kindle application for my Blackberry Storm2 downloaded and installed. However, since getting the application downloaded, I have had zero problems with it. The transfer of books to the device over my device’s wireless Internet connection is flawless. I would not use the application’s built-in interface for purchasing new books because it leaves a lot of functionality to be desired that I find useful in the Amazon website. I have enjoyed being able to pop…

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Has email become a distraction to the point that it causes a loss of employee productivity?

Has email become a distraction to the point that it causes a loss of employee productivity?

If you review email as it arrives in your inbox, you are lowering your productivity. Email can be as much of a distraction or lure as YouTube or online shopping for many employees. Email as a medium of communication has leaped from purely business to a social communication vehicle. Corporations must deal with excessive amounts of spam, personal and business related e-mail that all directly impact employee productivity. A study found that “nearly a quarter of all corporate e-mail is personal in nature“. Frequently…

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Time cannot be managed, but how you spend it can

Time cannot be managed, but how you spend it can

Being pulled into twenty different directions at once almost feels commonplace these days.  Everyone reaches a point, at some time, where they say the proverbial “enough is enough,” and they know it is time to get things under control.  Before control can be exerted, a level of understanding must be achieved. Time, but not the theoretical Steven Hawkins type of time, but instead a detailed inventory of how time is spent.  Once this information is accurately captured, it allows an individual…

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Everything starts by making a decision

Everything starts by making a decision

Most people fear change, the unknown, and will seek safety in and with the familiar. Avoidance of serious decision making is common place, and often times decisions are deferred to others as a method to avoid responsibility for the decision, and the resulting outcome. The lack of decision making and follow-through hold many people back in both personal and professional life. It is a “career killer” for anyone in management. Good quality decision making starts small and is developed over time by frequent…

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