Digital Protection Resource: Synology Cloud Station Suite

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I’ve held a long-term interest in understanding the various ways our privacy is exchanged for access. What used to be a basic trade (address info for opening up a bank account) has become a full-on assault to capture as much info as possible. This drive to digitize all information of …

3 Reasons to Take Meeting Minutes

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Unless you’re working in a well-developed organization, you may not come across meeting minutes. “Meeting minutes” are literally the minutes (or moments) recorded from a meeting. When there are many members in the meeting, it’s likely there will be plenty of information, recommendations, cross-talk, possible disputes, ideas, all sorts of …

How to Master E-mail Management

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Two conversations over the past days sparked interest in covering E-mail management. Checking my inboxes from the multiple E-mail accounts, I thought having 40-60 new messages was a large number. Some of us are working with 1000-18,000 new inbox messages! Reflected on my time career counseling college students and this …

How to Apply Wakandan Philosophy to Amplify Self-Education

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The Black Panther movie needs no building up from this blog. I watched it twice and (don’t worry; no spoilers in this piece) enjoyed its story, nuances and found the work to be a valuable addition to the Panther’s universe, broadly introduced in the Avengers movie. If you haven’t watched …

1 Method to Increase Concentration & Avoid Self-Induced ADD

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The definition of ADD is: “a developmental disorder that is marked especially by persistent symptoms of inattention (such as distractibility, forgetfulness, or disorganization) or by symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity (such as fidgeting, speaking out of turn, or restlessness) or by symptoms of all three and that is not caused …

The 3 R’s of Effective Internships

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In past centuries, when someone wanted to develop a skill and had the opportunity, he or she would be introduced to a master craftsman. After an evaluation based on criteria including potential for the craft, discipline, overall “the right stuff,” the individual became an apprentice. An apprentice was a direct …

How to Answer This Very Important Interview Question

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If you’re not prepared, interview questions may feel like a grueling interrogation. While in the “hot seat,” you might be sweating, feeling gaseous and forgetting what you’ve practiced the night before. Interviewing is an in-depth experience that can be covered over several posts, which we’ll do over time. The important …

2 Tips to Avoid Digital Self-Sabotage

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So you’ve clicked the “Submit” button on the online application. Or you sent the resume to someone specific by E-mail. Or you’ve just handed off your business card to a potential employer in an unexpected social event. This is an opportunity to congratulate yourself for taking that step, grasping the …

Technology for Productive Writing

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There are numerous techniques for writing but what I find to be most challenging for people is the literal production; taking the ideas from the mind onto some medium that can be tangibly used.  It’s my observation that we generate many ideas daily; we’re constantly thinking so there isn’t an …

How to Skill Build with a Company in 90 Days

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On an interview it’s been my observation that questions of professional skill development rarely surface, unless asked by the candidate. In all the interviews I’ve personally been on, only about 2 employers asked me directly about how I’d like to grow with the organization. Every other time I was the …

Metaphysical Preparation for Job Interviews

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Having been on the side of  an interviewer and interviewee, and assisted people with their process I’ve come to recognize a few perceptions of this event. One, there’s a lopsided perception that the candidate must plead for the job opportunity. Two, the employer needs to be on their best behavior …

Examples of a Whole-Brain Approach to Holistic Thinking

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Enter Hurricane Maria. This force of nature destroyed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure with its titanic winds, rain and flooding. The storm was strong enough to disrupt the land’s entire economical and engineering systems. Over 90% of the population was without power and basic necessities like food and water. Like Hurricane Katrina, …

Pepper, Sophia & The Creative Powers

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I attended an event at The Japan Society earlier this summer, to see the display of the AI robot Pepper. The system is built with a humanoid-type upper body and a lower body that’s more machine-looking. Pepper doesn’t have a face (yet), but it’s capable of interacting with people, recognizing …

Deep Connection with the Power of Eye Contact

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“The eyes are the windows to your soul.” – William Shakespeare They’re also the doors. When we walk inside, we enter another’s house. We gain access to their rooms, the closets, the places where they cleanse, purify. And depending on how comfortable the host becomes with us, these rooms will …

Is Your Job Description Successful?

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Question: Is your job description successful? Every employer’s answer should be, “absolutely.” Even if you feel like your worst pitch could never grab the attention of candidates you seek, fear not because: Every description that every employer has ever created, posted anywhere, at any point in time on the Internet …

A Cure for Divisiveness – Hidden in Plain Sight

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Where is the best place to hide something? Directly in front of us, because we quickly assume the thing that’s missing must be far away to be considered “disappeared.” This same idea can be applied to the loaded word, “divisiveness.” This term is chock full of meaning, layers and arouses …