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Computer & Software Tips

Hide Desktop Distractions With Doodim
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I thought I'd share a nifty little Mac program with you all that allows you to eliminate desktop distractions and helps you to focus on what you're working on. Doodim is a freeware application that hides all of the rubbish on your desktop and … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Free eBook: The Zen Of Blogging
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

There is no blog! A blog has no inherent value; it's just a medium for conveying value from one person to others. There are no great blogs, only great bloggers. For a person who has nothing worth saying, trying to create a great blog … Read Article »

Motivation

Woman with head on her desk
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

There's an article on the BBC website today stating that more than four in ten UK employees are considering quitting their job in the next year. That's a staggering amount of people that are thinking about moving jobs - especially in the current uncertain … Read Article »

Productivity

Project and next action organisation
August 4, 2008 By Katy Whitton

I had an email from a reader recently (yes, I have at least one!) regarding my paper based system and how I deal with managing projects/actions in order to avoid duplication across lists (e.g have an action assigned to a project list and then … Read Article »

Productivity News

Gmail logo in black and white
August 3, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Originally I started using the standard GMail web interface for managing my mail but I found the interface limiting (I'm a drag and drop kinda girl) so I when I noticed IMAP was active on my account (it hadn't been since the initial rollout … Read Article »

Websites

Docstoc
August 3, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Docstoc is an online file exchange/storage site that allows you to upload, share and request a variety of documents in a rage of file formats. The categories the currently cover are Legal, Business, Financial, Technology, Educational and Creative, with a variety of subcategories under … Read Article »

Business

Free Managing Meetings Ebook
August 3, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Free Subscriber Download Subscribe to the Flipping Heck! Blog, and receive your Free subscriber download of “Managing Meetings” What the book covers: What is a meeting? Why do we need them? Who benefits from them and where did all the free doughnuts go? Types … Read Article »

Business

Hourglass and books on a desk
August 2, 2008 By Katy Whitton

There appears to be an unwritten punishment for leaving the office first or arriving last. This is classic long hours culture, with staff judged on how long they stay, not how quickly they get things done. This normally means that people are not working … Read Article »

Business

Featured Meeting Mate 3
August 2, 2008 By Katy Whitton

Consistently over the past 6 months or so, the same search terms keeps on coming up at the top of my stats. The subject? How to write meeting minutes. In this post I provide some tools and tips to help you write good … Read Article »