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Change Management. Chaos and Complexity. Flexible Focus. William Reed, a bilingual bestselling author living for almost 4 decades in Japan, takes us on a tour of how to Master the Mandala Chart, an innovative thinking and planning tool which helps you achieve life/work balance with a flexible perspective.

Flexible Focus

Check out the Flexible Focus WebBrain Index for a visual depiction of the topics in this series Following are the already published posts in this series: Mastering the Mandala Chart Flexible Focus #1: Inside the Mandala Chart – A zoom lens for your life This introductory post provides answers to the fundamental questions on Mandala Charts and sets the context of what the author means by “Flexible Focus”. The Mandala Chart comprises of 8 sections, each section divided into various topics. The Art of Flexible Focus The framework of Wisdom.


70: The Carp of Creativity. If you have ever been in Japan in early May then you will remember how the landscape is covered with carp streamer kites (koinobori), suspended on high poles and streaming in the wind.

70: The Carp of Creativity

These are to celebrate Children’s Day (Boy’s Day) on May 5th, and are flown in hopes that boys will grow up strong and healthy. This national holiday follows the Girl’s Day Japanese Doll Festival on March 3rd. The symbolism of the koinobori is based on the legend that the carp swims against the stream, climbs a waterfall, and becomes a dragon. It is a powerful picture of the power of swimming against the stream, the very opposite of going with the flow. Author Steven Pressfield wrote a book called The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, which describes a process by which writers, artists, musicians, and anyone engaged in a creative endeavor can overcome the internal and external resistance which comes of swimming upstream to create something new.

William Reed: Home. Flexible Focus. 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation. Apple sold more than 1 million copies of iPads in the first 3 months.

30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation

This gadget is definitely more than just a larger version of iPhone or iPod touch. With 4x the screen of an iPhone, the iPad’s display is ideal for reading and for presentations. In today’s post, we’d like to highlight some really useful iPad applications that might replace the things you do daily with your laptop or netbook. With a piece of iPad and these applications, you probably don’t need to carry a laptop around.

Here are 30 useful iPad applications for Business and Presentation you might find handy on your next project pitch or business trip. Full list after jump. Presentations KeynoteKeynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Project, Task, Time Management. Stepcase Lifehack 50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily. Why Time Management is Dumb. Guest post by Kola Olaosebikan You probably know lots of people that do their best work when they are sweating bullets under tight deadlines.

Why Time Management is Dumb

Under the same conditions, others feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life. 29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R. You don’t always have to work hard to be productive.

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R

Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. Working Better: How to Carve Out Time to Think - Business. Every three months, GOOD releases our quarterly magazine, which examines a given theme through our unique lens.

Working Better: How to Carve Out Time to Think - Business

Recent editions have covered topics like the impending global water crisis, the future of transportation, and the amazing rebuilding of New Orleans. This quarter's issue is about work, and we'll be rolling out a variety of stories all month. Time Management Essentials: 13 Routines For Improving Your Life.

I’m usually against adopting strict, boring routines in my lifestyle, unless they can really improve the quality of my life.

Time Management Essentials: 13 Routines For Improving Your Life

But even yet, I don’t like boring things at all, so I just prefer to stick with the ones that are both exciting and that can make a big difference. In this post I’m going to list some of those routines that are part of the latter category. I’m going to talk about daily, weekly and monthly routines that have made noticeable difference in my lifestyle.

Daily Routines. How to Find Enough Time to Do Everything You Want. 80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day : Lifestyle. How to Find Time to Learn Something New or Tackle a Passion Project. Don't make random lists of exciting things you'd like to accomplish.

How to Find Time to Learn Something New or Tackle a Passion Project

Try to pick just one. (This is very, very hard.) How To Find Time For… Everything! Advertisement Time management is one of the most important skills a freelance worker can learn.

How To Find Time For… Everything!

Time Management/Focus. Project, Task, Time Management. Productivity 1. Weekis - week planner, todo list, task manager. The Official Time-Waster's Guide v3.0.