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Improvising for Science

Improvising for Science

Improvisation is about dealing gracefully and creatively with the unexpected. About adjusting your communication so it’s heard. That’s why they’re…

cindytonkin December 21, 2015
The Two Types of Knowledge

The Two Types of Knowledge

Do you have Planck Knowledge or “Chauffeur” Knowledge? Planck reputedly had his chauffeur deliver his lecture for him. But when questions came, the…

cindytonkin September 13, 2015
Sleep more! You'll be glad you did

Sleep more! You'll be glad you did

If you want to be smarter the best thing to do is add a few more minutes to your sleep each night. Read this from Time magazine and this from Fast Company.

cindytonkin August 2, 2015
Being the best isn't all there is

Being the best isn't all there is

Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk below outlines how promoting only the best doesn’t always lead to the best outcomes. Learn the power of synchronised coffee…

cindytonkin July 13, 2015
The Last Thing We Need Right Now is a Vision Statement

The Last Thing We Need Right Now is a Vision Statement

The last thing we need right now is a vision statement. This quote from Lou Gerstner about his first years at IBM hit me between the eyes. However, what was also…

cindytonkin May 2, 2015
Getting Luckier

Getting Luckier

If you think a lot of the people around you got successful through lucky breaks, how do you manufacture some lucky breaks of your own? For starters, try Five Techniques…

cindytonkin March 31, 2015
Sleep and Learning

Sleep and Learning

The benefits of a good night’s sleep  explains how sleep and memory work. sleeping 3 hours after learning factual / declarative memory and 1 hour after using…

cindytonkin March 15, 2015
How To Improvise Through Anything

How To Improvise Through Anything

I wish I’d written this: The Bill Murray Technique: How To Improvise Through Anything | Tyler Tervooren

cindytonkin February 6, 2015
70:20:10 learning strategy needs you to understand politics!

70:20:10 learning strategy needs you to understand politics!

Exposure 70% Experience 20% Education 10% is all very well, but you need to understand politics to make it happen for your career

cindytonkin June 25, 2013
What nearly every genius has in common when it comes to work habits

What nearly every genius has in common when it comes to work habits

What does nearly every genius have in common when it comes to work habits?

cindytonkin May 14, 2013
No more geeks...let's speak people

No more geeks...let's speak people

Sydney's Daily Telegraph thinks "the days of the geek are numbered",and that it's important that the "geeks" be able to manage relationships.

cindytonkin November 21, 2012
How Facebook Finds The Best Design Talent, And Keeps Them Happy

How Facebook Finds The Best Design Talent, And Keeps Them Happy

The key is keeping them happy and elevating them with vast responsibilities - Recruiting the best

cindytonkin August 22, 2012
Saying no Nicely: Managing Expectations for Internal Consultants

Saying no Nicely: Managing Expectations for Internal Consultants

Internal Consultants have a difficult time of it: internal customers can perceive them as a bottomless resource and can make endless demands. Internal Consultants…

cindytonkin March 28, 2012
The Balance

The Balance

Every time I find a 3 cornered model I am happy (because clients have jokes about just another 4 quadrant models, so it’s a change!). I’m familiar with…

cindytonkin June 2, 2011