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June 29, 2017

Stay Committed to the Path

Munira Rangwala from Your Story discusses how to stay on track to achieving your goals. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • To stay motivated on your path to your goals, begin by keeping
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June 28, 2017

While Change Is Never Easy…

Alexa Sussman of Quality Digest examines the best way to ease your team into a new automated quality system. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • There are effective ways you can help your
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June 27, 2017

Serve Consistently Good Coffee

Julian Loayza, writing for The Perfect Grind, reveals how to remain consistent when serving coffee. Here are my key insights from his piece.

 

  • Respect the suggested coffee measurements for your portafilter baskets—the weight has been
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June 26, 2017

Nervous Butterflies in Your Stomach?

Jill Schiefelbein, author of Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business and writing for Entrepreneur, helps us overcome the nerves we get when speaking to large audiences. Check out my observations below.

June 23, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 23

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 23

Lesley James, writing for Money Nuggets, opens up Smart Thinking this week with a look at the best questions to ask a financial advisor. The Financial Panther reveals how to pay off ridiculously

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June 22, 2017

Get Your Creativity Flowing

Harvard Business Review’s Jackson G. Lu, Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason have collaborated on this article to help us become more creative at work. Here are my key insights from their piece.

 

  • Research demonstrates that
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June 21, 2017

Explore the Benefits of Kaizen for Your Business

Andrew Powell-Morse explores the Japanese model of Kaizen; a concept designed to help improve an organization’s processes. Check out my observations below.

 

  • The Kaizen concept was introduced to the Japanese business world after World War
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June 20, 2017

It’s All in Your Coffee Cup

Chris Bailey, the author of The Productivity Project, explains how caffeine improves our mental and physical performance. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Despite how tired you are, caffeine can help with
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June 19, 2017

Death Is Our Second Worst Fear—after Public Speaking

Writing for Westfair Communications, Filomena Fanelli suggests ways around our fear of public speaking. Read on for more information from her piece.

 

  • “This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re
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June 16, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 16

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 16

Writing for The Simple Dollar, Trent Hamm heads up Smart Thinking this week with a sharp truth about our finances. Zach of the Four Pillar Freedom blog explains how investment returns aren’t the

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June 15, 2017

Measure, Track, and Analyze Your Time

Taylor Pearson, author of The End of Jobs, shares his approach to dividing and tracking your time successfully to get the most out of your week. Read on for more information from his piece.

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June 14, 2017

Employ DMAIC with Six Sigma

Joe Thompson, editor of Canadian Metal Working, explains the DMAIC process. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • DMAIC can be used in an organization to improve processes with data collection as part of
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June 13, 2017

Coffee Drinkers; Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Dustin Nelson, news writer of Thrillist, reveals the results of caffeine toxicity research on our daily coffee drinking habit. Check out my observations below.

 

  • Recent studies looking at the potential toxicity of drinking too much
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June 12, 2017

Rally Your Presentation Nerves

Stephanie Scotti, writing for Smart Brief rallies us into managing our fear of giving presentations. Here are my key insights from her piece.

 

  • Whether you’re heading into your first or 50th presentation, you’ll be attempting
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June 8, 2017

Improve Your Small Business Time Management

Creator’s Samantha Pena shares key time management strategies for small businesses to adopt and improve from. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Time is the most valuable asset of any small business, but
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June 7, 2017

Your Necessary Strategic Plan

Tajudeen Ahmed’s article on The Eagle Online is designed to help us document and execute strategies. Read on for more information from his piece.

 

  • First, determine why you’re documenting your strategy and acknowledge a commitment
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June 6, 2017

Row, Row, Row Your Plants

Tanya Newton of The Perfect Daily Grind explains how planting your coffee in rows has a significant impact. Here are my key insights from her piece.

 

  • Though not a recent innovation, planting coffee in rows
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June 5, 2017

Move Beyond Your Fear of Public Speaking

Jon Loomer in his self-named blog reveals how, as an entrepreneur, he overcame his paralyzing fear of public speaking. Check out my observations below.

 

  • One way to overcome your anxiety when giving presentations is to
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June 2, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 2

Smart Thinking On Investing – June 2

Ashley Ford, for Refinery 29, kicks off Smart Thinking this week with a look at why millennial women are conflicted breadwinners. Zainabb Hull of Pension Bee explains why being organized for our retirement

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June 1, 2017

Efficient Goal-Setting

Denise Hill, writing for Lifehack, reveals how people truly succeed in life. Check out my observations below.

 

  • There’s no special ‘gift’ behind successful people; they’re no smarter or more talented, they’re simply more skilled at
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May 31, 2017

Six Sigma’s Team Process

Jim L. Smith, writing for Quality Magazine, considers the most important thing about Six Sigma. Read on for more information below.

 

  • The use and appropriate operation of the tools behind Six Sigma play a major
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May 30, 2017

Kopi Luwak: Civet Poop Coffee

Rachael Bale explores the troubling secret behind the world’s most expensive coffee for National Geographic. See my top takeaways from the article underneath.

 

  • Kopi luwak has been rising in popularity for its rarity and lack
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May 29, 2017

Finance Presentation Tips

CFA Institute’s Julia VanDeren shares her presentation techniques for finance professionals. Check out my summaries below for more information.

 

  • As over 58% of finance professionals routinely give presentations once a month, it’s important to hone
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May 26, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 26

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 26

On Smart Thinking this week, The Millennial Budget’s Stefan Sharpe examines the benefits of being financially literate as early as possible. Paulette Perhach, the author of Fuck of Fund Monthly blog, reveals why

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May 25, 2017

Become a High Achiever

Dr Suzanne Gelb explains how we can make our days more successful for The Muse. Here’s my insights from her piece below.

 

  • You have to fully commit to all your projects and tasks; try and
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May 24, 2017

Say Goodbye to Laziness

CureJoy’s blog reveals how we can use Kaizen to overcome procrastination and be more productive. Check out my top takeaways underneath.

 

  • Do the new habit you want to take up for just one minute every
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May 23, 2017

Latte Art: Adding Value to Coffee or Not?

Writing for Perfect Daily Grind, Julian Loayza asks if latte art improves your coffee or not? See my summaries below for more information.

 

  • Though it looks great, latte art does change the balance of the
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May 22, 2017

Meet the “Conversational Presentation”

Julie Hansen for Business 2 Community writes of a new approach to presenting. See below for more details from her article.

 

  • For many, when we think of presentations, we imagine a monolog being given by
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May 19, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 19

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 19

Justin Castelli, author of All About Your Benjamins, heads up Smart Thinking this week with ways to change that negative mindset you may have about money. Sarah Li Cain, writer of High Fiving

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May 18, 2017

Boost Your Willpower

Dr. Matt Morgan, in his First Habit blog, reveals the strategies to motivating yourself when your willpower is low. Read on for more information from his article.

 

  • Our willpower often disappears in the middle of
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May 17, 2017

Similar but Different

Quality Mag’s Jim L. Smith examines the work of Dr. Walter A. Shewhart’s and Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s approaches in business. See my key takeaways underneath.

 

  • Shewhart’s control charts theory taught businesses to differentiate between
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May 16, 2017

Global Coffee Recipes

Associate story producer Herrine Ro of Insider examines the many different ways people drink coffee all over the world. I’ve shared my favorites below.

 

  • Begin in Mexico for a Café de Olla, where the coffee
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May 15, 2017

Command Respect and Project Confidence

Writing for Inc.com, Betsy Mikel reveals how to project confidence in high-stakes job interviews and when speaking in public. Check out my summaries from her article underneath.

 

  • The verbal ticks we include when speaking in
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May 12, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 12

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 12

Smart Thinking opens this week with Barry Ritholtz, Chairman & CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, who examines the investing potential in Canada’s possible marijuana market. Colin Lalley, writing for PolicyGenius, reveals how to

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May 11, 2017

Self-Improvement: A Journey, Not a Destination

Blogging on Medium, Thomas Oppong (founder of All Top Startups) writes of how we can journey to self-improvement. Check out my summaries from his piece below.

 

  • The road to success is long and uneven, it
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May 10, 2017

Your Path to Superb Quality Management

Proto Plastic’s Jamie Dewing walks us through his strategies for improving our quality management approach. See underneath for my key observations.

 

  • Enhance your organization’s approach to quality management by turning it into a core value
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May 9, 2017

Discover What a Coffee Exporter Does

The Perfect Grind uncovers the role of coffee exporter in the coffee supply chain. Read on for more information underneath.

 

  • As well as managing producers, coffee exporters are busy ensuring the coffee is processed and
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May 8, 2017

Leave a Lasting Impression

Courtney Goldsmith, writing for CityAM.com, teaches us her tricks for nailing your presentation. See below for my top takeaways from her article.

 

  • Reaching people’s emotions with a good story is more compelling than just throwing
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May 5, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 5

Smart Thinking On Investing – May 5

Alaya Linton of Hope and Cents heads up Smart Thinking this week with her perspective on how to overcome money mistakes. Becky Lang writing for Wit & Delight shares the financial tips she

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May 4, 2017

“Be Effective & Still Have a Life Outside of Work”

Jyssica Schwartz writes on the challenges of time management if you work from home. See below for my insights from her article on Thrive Global.

 

  • Whether you work in an office or from home, time
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May 3, 2017

Toddler Management

Matt Girvan, writing for Fatherly, shares how he applied Lean management principles to getting his toddler ready in the morning—of all things. See below for my key takeaways.

 

  • We tend to apply our time management
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May 2, 2017

Transcendent Coffee

Writing for Forbes, Lauren Mowery reveals the worth of single origin coffee and its transcendant capabilities. Read on for more information.

 

  • For coffee, the words ‘single origin’ have the same marketing signal as they do
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May 1, 2017

How to Give a Technical Talk

Lewin Day of Hackaday bolsters our confidence in our abilities to give technical presentations. Check out my key observations below.

 

  • It’s vital in a business environment to know what you’re going to give a talk
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April 28, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 28

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 28

Smart Thinking kicks off with a look at being too poor for welfare by Tyler Hatch for The Financial Diet. Kara Perez, writing for Chime Bank, asks if you have a healthy relationship

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April 27, 2017

Achieve Your Dreams in These Steps

Fizzle’s Stephanie Wuerdeman offers up an alternative path to goal setting for us all in today’s article. See my summary below of her observations.

 

  • Write down everything you want to achieve—from the small stuff to
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April 26, 2017

The “Grand-Daddy of Quality”

Elisabeth Swan, writing for Go Lean Six Sigma, highlights elements of the great Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s legacy. See below for my top takeaways.

 

  • Honored with countless awards—to such an extent that the Japanese created
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April 25, 2017

A Coffee Rundown

Rebecca Firkser, writing for Greatist, runs us through the full coffee gamut today. Read on for more details from her article below.

 

  • Dark and light roast coffee differs as darker roast beans are stopped in
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April 24, 2017

Don’t Be Good, Be Great

Bijal Shah shares her tried and tested presentation techniques on Your Story. Check out my top takeaways from her piece below.

 

  • A great presentation isn’t really about you; it’s about what your audience walk away
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April 21, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 21

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 21

Of Dollars And Data head up Smart Thinking this week with a view on savings versus investing. Cullen Roche of Pragmatic Capitalism reveals why we feel anxiety over our success. And Ted Jenkin,

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