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2 Set/10

Work Smart Video: How to Take Effective Meeting Notes

Work Smart Video: How to Take Effective Meeting Notes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The second season of my Work Smart video series at FastCompany.com premiered yesterday, with a question from Suhasini Kotcherlakota about how to take better meeting notes, and some answers from me and Brad Isaac, who wrote a great piece on mind-mapping meetings at Lifehacker a few years back. Despite the fact that I still can’t watch and listen to myself on film without cringing, I am so pleased with the results. Adam...

7 Apr/10

TWiG: The iPad Episode

TWiG: The iPad Episode

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This week’s episode of This Week in Google included my friend Matt Haughey. Because we recorded on iPad launch day, the conversation inevitably centered around the new device, which I didn’t buy. A live viewer told me I looked a little bored at times–and I’ll admit, since I didn’t have one of the toys to play with myself, I kind of was. Still, it was a fun discussion full of iPad love, even though...

6 Apr/10

My Interview on The Pipeline

My Interview on The Pipeline

Almost every interview I do these days for podcasts or magazines involves the inevitable question: “What are your best productivity tricks?” That’s why it was so refreshing to do an interview with Dan Benjamin on his excellent show, The Pipeline, and never have to answer that question. Instead Dan wanted to chat about my progression from a day coder and no-name night blogger back in 2001 to a “pro blogger,” about what made Lifehacker a success (hint: it’s...




31 Mar/10

Today Only: Signing The Complete Guide to Google Wave

Today Only: Signing The Complete Guide to Google Wave

Update: The signing offer’s over and done with–thanks for buying the book! What, you haven’t bought your copy of The Complete Guide to Google Wave yet? And you’ve been meaning to? My friend, today is your lucky day. Because I like you, and because I’d like to sell more books, I’m signing every single copy of The Complete Guide to Google Wave that gets ordered today, March 31st, between now and midnight Pacific time. Just head on over to the book’s...

3 Ago/09

Reset Your Sleep Cycle with a 16-Hour Fast [Mind Hacks]

Reset Your Sleep Cycle with a 16-Hour Fast [Mind Hacks]

Your brain’s natural tendencies don’t easily accommodate international flights, all-nighters, or rotating shift work. Refusing to eat for about 16 hours before waking up, however, can help reboot your sleep cycle. Photo by arvindgrover. Harvard researcher Clifford Saper explains that one’s body has more than just a single clock dictating some magical eight-hour sleep period. Sleep needs are regulated in part by exposure to light, but also by food intake. By fasting for...

8 Lug/09

Anticipate Your Interviewer’s Next Question to Ace Your Job Interview [Jobs]

Anticipate Your Interviewer’s Next Question to Ace Your Job Interview [Jobs]

So you’ve sent in countless resumes and finally landed yourself an interview. Now what? The Harvard Business Blog suggests seven rules to follow next time you’re face to face with your potential employer. Photo by Eneas. Harvard Business Blog’s David Silverman suggests, for example, that apart from shutting up and listening, you can “answer the question you wish they’d asked” when being interviewed. This means pre-empting your interviewer instead of...

8 Giu/09

Know the Answers to These Questions Before Your Job Interview [Job Search]

Know the Answers to These Questions Before Your Job Interview [Job Search]

If you’ve gone on more than one job interview, you know you can count on hearing many of the same questions at each. Make sure you’ve got these 10 answers down pat before you head out the door to your next interview. Photo by Aidan Jones. Weblog Dumb Little Man rounds up the 10 interview questions you should be ready for, including: Tell me about yourself. Chances are the employer doesn’t want to know how much you weighed when you were born, when you learned to tie your...

28 Apr/09

Who Should We Interview Next? [Interviews]

Who Should We Interview Next? [Interviews]

We’re hoping you’ve enjoyed our recent run of exclusive interviews, ranging from a MythBuster’s creative process to recipe-free cooking tips from Michael Ruhlman, and even the Woz himself. Now we’re wondering who you’d like us to chat up next. Photo by Duchamp. It’s not that we can’t think up a few more names and send a few more pleading emails, mind you. We’re just looking to bring our readers—the ones who actually page down through...