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Time Remaining is More Important Than Time Spent

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On many projects, the question I many times hear is “how much time have you spent?”  Time tracking systems are often created to track time spent.  This seems logical and often times people do not think twice about it, but

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My Modified Cornell Note-taking System

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One of my high school teachers introduced the Cornell Note-taking System to us.  To be honest, at the time I rarely read any of the required reading and took minimal notes so I did not think much about it.  It

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Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

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Warning: Even though this book has a great message regarding change, please do not try to explain it to your friends.  They will look at you funny and probably lose faith in anything that you say in the future.  Instead,

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What is Experience?

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One of the challenges that I have faced in both my professional and entrepreneurial career is that I am young and therefore others perceive that I lack the experience that others who are older than myself have. I recently read

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Waterfall, Agile & the “Triple Constraint”

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Anyone who has ever worked on a project probably realizes there are three (really four, but people often forget about the fourth) criteria that project success is focused on: 1. Features (Requirements) 2. Estimates (Cost) 3. Schedule (Timeframe) 4. Quality

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Rich Dad Cashflow 101 Board Game Review

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Cashflow 101 is board game created by Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad Poor Dad.  The objective of the game is to “Get out of the Rat Race” and onto the “Fast Track”. Back when I first

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Implementing Getting Things Done (GTD) in Gmail

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One thing that you will notice with GTD (Getting Things Done) is that it is a strategy to follow, but it can be implemented in numerous different ways.  One struggle I see many people have is finding an implementation that

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My Top 10 Books

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I read a lot of books.  Most of my reading is not “fun” reading (as my wife would describe).  I generally read books on the topic of self improvement, motivation, finance, business, software development, etc.  I really enjoy learning and

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How Do You View Failure?

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 My sister graduated from college this past weekend.  On the night before her graduation, we had a discussion around her time at college and the future.  During the conversation, she said “but I don’t want to fail.” I have heard

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Case Study: Catering to Different Types of Wine Drinkers

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In a previous blog, But I’m Not a Wine Connoisseur, I wrote about 6 different categories of wine drinkers.  In this blog, I will address some of the things that we have done in our store to cater to each

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