4 Skills of Super Productive People
“You have too much to do. Some days you feel productive, others leave you with too little to show for all of your time. Why can’t you be one of those super productive people who chunks through tasks and goes home at 5:00?”
Source: 4 Skills That Separate The Super Productive From Everyone Else – Forbes
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Mobile Search Now Exceeds Desktop Search.
For small business owners, going mobile on their company website is important but often complicated. However, the importance of a website that responds to a mobile screen becomes increasingly important.
Google’s search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers. Singhal said Google fields more than 100…
Source: Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches at Google For The First Time | TechCrunch
The Secret History of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
I have taken this Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®). I learned a great deal about myself. In this article, discusses the challenges in discovering the history of the most famous personality indicator in the world.
“Uncovering the Secret History of Myers-Briggs: To obtain a hard copy of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®), the most popular personality test in the world, one must first spend $1,695 on a week-long certification program run by the Myers & Briggs Foundation of Gainesville, Florida.”
Source: Uncovering the Secret History of Myers-Briggs – Digg
Fat CEO Bonuses for Stock Performance Doesn’t Work: Cornel Study via Yahoo:
“Offering bonuses to a CEO to improve shareholder returns doesn’t improve the company’s performance, according to a new study by Cornell University and consultants Pearl Meyer & Partners.”
Source: Paying CEOs fat bonuses for stock performance doesn’t work — Cornell study – Yahoo Finance
Making Contacts Tips for wallflowers
Some people just enjoy meeting other people, but even these people find times when introducing themselves around a room can make them feel insecure. What do you do when the focus is on you? Adriana Gardella, writing for RealSimple.com, has some terrific tips for introverts or even people who suffer moments of insecurity in a crowd:
“Whether you’re happily employed or seriously hunting for a new job, schmoozing is smart policy. But what if you’re the type who’d rather stick needles in her eyes than “work a room”? Here are five super-helpful strategies from the pros.”
Source: Networking Tips for Introverts | Real Simple
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Are We Better Off With Fewer Friends?
Quart writer Tony Crabbe seems to think so. Read what he has to say on the subject.
Source: Why we’re better off with fewer friends – Quartz
Colleges and Universities That Do Not Require SAT or ACT Scores
Are you a great student but have weak skills in taking standardized tests? Hundreds of colleges and universities are looking for students like you.
FairTest | The National Center for Fair and Open Testing provides a list of over 800 colleges and universities that place a lower value on the SAT or the ACT:
“This list includes institutions that are “test optional,” “test flexible” or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.As the notes indicate, some schools exempt students who meet grade-point average or class rank criteria while others require SAT or ACT scores but use them only for placement purposes or to conduct research studies. Please check with the school’s admissions office to learn more about specific admissions requirements, particularly for international or non-traditional students.”
Source: FairTest | The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
FairTest also lists of “195 “Top Tier” Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT in Admissions Decisions per U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide.”
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Google Now Offering Ad-Blocking Service
Now you can pay Google to block Google ads. This ad-blocking program is a win-win for websites and the people who view them.
“Contribute a few dollars each month. See fewer ads. It’s that simple. The money you contribute helps fund the sites you visit.”
Source: Contributor – Google