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A Better Way to Start Your Outlook E-mail Day

What’s the most important e-mail you need to review this morning? It’s rarely what arrived overnight. By default, Microsoft Outlook opens to Inbox, but it doesn’t have to. Instead, you can tell Outlook to start by opening the folder of your ...

Vivian Manning - February 28, 2011
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Late … Again?

It didn’t matter whether she had asked for the meeting, or how much her secretary or associates cajoled her. Rebecca always arrived late, in a flurry of activity and perfunctory apologies. For most of us, being late is an accident, a mistake or ...

Otto Sorts - February 24, 2011
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An Antidote to Filter Failure

Clay Shirky, Internet expert and author of Here Comes Everybody, says “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.” Enter Alltop, my personal favorite way to keep on top of everything that I need to be “expert” ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - February 17, 2011

Skype 101: The Basics

Depending who you ask, Skype is a socialist upstart, a Voice Over Internet Protocol service (VoIP), software that runs on everything or an opportunity to support client relationships at a distance. Actually, Skype is almost all of these—with a ...

Lincoln Mead - February 15, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Third Step, Evernote

With so much information available online, how do you sort out what you want, and easily capture and retrieve it? This is the final installment in Tom Mighell's three-part series describing how he manages his personal workflow with a combination ...

Tom Mighell - February 8, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Second Step, Instapaper

How do you get all of your online research under control when there’s just so much to find, read and capture? In part two of his three-part series, Tom Mighell describes how he uses Instapaper to manage his online research workflow.

Tom Mighell - January 25, 2011
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Question All Assumptions

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time to take five. Here are five items from the past week that strike us as particularly useful—or entertaining. From the Department of Very Cool. It’s a tiny credit-card reader called Square that plugs ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 14, 2011
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Make Meetings Count

“What’s going on in your day today, dear?” “Oh, nothing. Just a bunch of meetings.” Exactly. That’s how most of us feel about meetings. You get together and do nothing. I once knew a managing partner who routinely counted heads and multiplied ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 13, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: First Step, Google Reader

How do you get your online research under control when there's just so much to find, read and capture? Tom Mighell manages his online research with a system of quick steps that you can put to work in your practice, too. The process involves ...

Tom Mighell - January 11, 2011
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Control Yourself

Are you making yourself sick just trying to keep focused on the work at hand and not click over to Facebook to check on your “friends?” Struggling with the guilt you feel two hours after googling a single address, once you realize that you’ve ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 16, 2010