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, 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, 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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April 20, 2017

How Time Flies

Author Laura Vanderkam unravels busy peoples’ lies today. See below for my insights from her article in The New York Times.


  • The usual response when asked how we are, is to respond “Busy,” and it’s
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April 19, 2017

The Importance of Studying

Today, Mark Graban discusses the lack of organizations studying W. Edwards Deming’s practices for his Lean Blog. For more information, read my observations underneath.


  • Many organizations “implement Lean” or practice “improvement science,” but don’t have
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April 17, 2017

Be at One with Your Audience

Michael Mamas, writing for Entrepreneur, shares his masterful public speaking practices. Read my top takeaways from his article below.


  • Casual asides and in-jokes may seem like they would lighten the mood of your presentation but
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April 14, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 14

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 14

Heading up this week’s Smart Thinking, Kristin Wong helps us have constructive financial discussions with our parents for Lifehacker. Brian Preston of The Money Guy Show demonstrates how to start and manage your

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April 13, 2017

The Recipe for Success

Jennifer Cohen of Forbes writes of the habits of successful people today. I gleaned some key insights from her piece below.


  • Be persistent in all your endeavors; passion and hard work will drive you towards
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April 12, 2017

Practice Lean Changes

Michael Ballé demonstrates in LinkedIn how enforcing Lean can change the way managers manage their teams. See my top takeaways from his piece below.


  • Management practices can be changed for the good, once managers begin
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April 11, 2017

Climate Danger and Coffee

The Salt’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro enlightens us to the disaster brewing in Brazil and the effect it will have on coffee. Read on for more information below.


  • The warmer temperatures of climate change are being felt
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April 10, 2017

Be Mindful

Maurice DeCastro, writing for Business 2 Community, offers the use of mindfulness up as a tool to help you with your presentations. Check out my summaries below.


  • The power of mindfulness can help us become
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April 7, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 7

Smart Thinking On Investing – April 7

In Smart Thinking this week, we begin with Dr. Cory S. Fawcett, blogging at The White Coat Investor, who teaches us how to become steady plodding investors. Sam Dogen, the Financial Samurai, hopes

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April 6, 2017

Work It Smarter

Jeff Haden believes the key to success is in working harder and smarter in his article for Check out my observations from his approach below.


  • Adjust the way you approach your to-do list; limit
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April 5, 2017

Which Direction Should We Head In?

Today, Jeff Gothelf—blogging on Medium—breaks down how to pick the right management strategy for your organization. See my summaries below for more details.


  • If you’re not sure which management strategy is “right” for you or
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April 4, 2017

More Arguments for Drinking Coffee

Brad Hoppmann, writing for Uncommon Wisdom Daily, shares another good reason for drinking coffee with us. Check out my key takeaways below from his piece.


  • Many of us have heard about the health benefits of
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April 3, 2017

Powerful Storytelling

Simply Amazing Training’s Dee Clayton reveals how we should be ramping up the storytelling aspect of our presentations. Read on for more information from her article.


  • As an audience, we remember things more powerfully when
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March 31, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 31

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 31

Kathy Caprino of Forbes begins Smart Thinking this week with a guide to recognizing whether you’re working with an expert or a fake. Author of My Money Blog, Jonathan Ping, suggests altering the

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March 30, 2017

Set Goals, Not Resolutions

The Financial Ginger, Jacob Brad Johnson, advocates real goals rather than resolutions in his blog article today. Read on for my top takeaways from his piece.


  • It’s mid-march, and let’s face it, by now we’ve
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March 29, 2017

Encourage Innovation

Dan Blacharski walks us through how Six Sigma encourages innovation within your organization for Innovation Excellence. See underneath for my key observations from his article.


  • The Six Sigma approach gets a lot of bad rap
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March 28, 2017

A Match Made in Heaven

Christopher Osburn, blogging on Uproxx, studies the effect of mixing coffee and chocolate in your daily cup of java. Check out my insights below.


  • A new caffeine-related study suggests we’d gain even more benefits from
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March 27, 2017

Stop Making the Same Public Speaking Mistakes

Today, check out Business Insider’s article from public speaking expert Terri Trespicio talking about the major mistakes all speakers make at times. Read on for more details on how to avoid these.


  • It may seem
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March 24, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 24

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 24

Christina Wallace begins Smart Thinking this week with a perspective on the unveiling of the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street on International Women’s Day. Charis Rebecca Brown reveals what habits debt-free people

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March 23, 2017

Master Your Time

LinkedIn influencer Jessica DiLullo Herrin reveals her techniques for being more efficient and productive. See my summaries for more details.


  • We all get the same amount of time per day; so it’s entirely up to
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March 22, 2017

Succeed as a Manager

What does it take to be a good manager? Joseph Coffey, writing for Business Time Zone Global, has some ideas—read my insights from his article underneath.


  • Approach the hard decisions and challenges you will face
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March 21, 2017

Improve Your Efficiency

Check out this great infographic from Matt Banner’s On Blast Blog to help you make your day more productive with coffee. See my key insights from his piece below the artwork.

Boosting Productivity with Coffee


Credit: On Blast Blog


  • Coffee can heighten
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March 20, 2017

Mistakes to Avoid When Public Speaking

Smart Company’s Eve Ash walks us through the common mistakes we tend to make when giving presentations. Check out my key takeaways below.


  • The usual problems that speakers find themselves making when giving a presentation
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March 17, 2017

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 17

Smart Thinking On Investing – March 17

Kicking off Smart Thinking this week is Stacey, author of Creating My Happiness blog, who reveals that sometimes spending money can save you money. Money Nuggets walks us through finding the right debt

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