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The Science of Productivity

The Science of Productivity

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Could Obsessive Research Be the Cure for Procrastination? There’s a lot of ways to procrastinate. Extra pushes of the snooze button, the final cram session before an exam, waiting until midlife to pick a career. Maybe you’re procrastinating right now. A New Education for a New Theatre In my first post for the Clyde Fitch Report about a month ago, Business Model: The Next Frontier, I wrote about the need for the development of a new approach to producing theatre, one separate from both the for-profit model illustrated by Broadway, and the non-profit model represented by the major regional theatres. My second post, On Saying It To Their Faces, prompted by Tracy Letts’ Tony Award acceptance speech, was about the necessity to develop a different relationship between artist and audience, one in which the artist stands at the center of his or her community rather than apart from it. Today’s post will focus on the foundation that must necessarily be built in order to support this transformation. Today’s post is about the education of theatre artists. And what does it get them? She pleads:

How to Get Motivated When You’re Not In The Mood Source: PicJumbo We all know that in order to develop good habits, we need motivation to start. This is why, in the beginning, we “chunk” habits down so they’re super simple to do (think Mini Habits). Why we need creative confidence In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, but he wasn’t sharing the story to seek our sympathy.

Adam Saltsman's Blog - Making Art for a Living The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. What follows is partially a response to Elizabeth Ryerson's interesting post about art and commerce from earlier today, but is also just me getting around to posting something I've been meaning to post for a while. Also, keep in mind as always, that what follows is written from a place of remarkable privilege. How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily.

Key Elements of the Research Proposal Do you know that the key element of your research proposal will be its methodology section? Imagine this: You are competing with several other organizations for grant money to conduct an investigation into a new treatment for cancer. You will need to convince the grant foundation that their money will be well spent, and that you will manage this investigation well. How can they believe that you will produce results if you do not tell them about the methods you intend to use in order to assess and study your research and data? Will you conduct experiments, or will you study existing groups of individuals? Will you collect numerical data or anecdotes?

13 Reasons You're Not As Successful As You Should Be by Jim Kukral Feeling down about your small business these days? Is the broken economy hurting your sales and keeping you up at night? Need some motivation and tough love to help you stop pitying yourself? How To Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem? Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? Home : SAGE Research Methods Online Simplify your research! Plan your research project with the help of SAGE Research Methods. With SAGE Research Methods, faculty, students, and researchers can: Learn how to design a research project Discover new methods to use in your research with the Methods Map Read over 175,000 pages of SAGE's renowed research methods content from leading global authors Browse content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks Share content with colleagues and research partners using Methods Lists Explore related online journal content with the SAGE Journals widget Watch a video that answers key questions about research methods Click here to recommend SAGE Research Methods to your library.

Entrepreneurship In The 21st Century Many definitions of entrepreneurship can be found in the literature describing business processes. The earliest definition of entrepreneurship, dating from the eighteenth century, was deemed to mean an economic term describing the process of bearing the risk of buying at certain prices and selling at uncertain prices. Later, the term broadened to include the concept of bringing together the factors of production.

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