Posts Tagged 'Tips'

Layoff season.

How to survive difficult times. Few tips from HBR.

If you want to survice, act like a survivor. Be confident and cheerful. Stay focused on the future by concentrating on the customer, without whom nobody will have a job.

Give your leaders hope. They agonize over layoffs, so cut them a break Empathizing with your boss will give you an advantage.

Be a corporate citizen. Companies like team players. Research shows that collegiality may trump competence when push comes to shove.

Stefan Sagmeister’s list

Stefan Sagmeister’s list: Things I have learned in my life so far.

  • Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
  • Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
  • Being not truthful works against me.
  • Helping other people helps me.
  • Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.
  • Everything I do always comes back to me.
  • Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
  • Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.
  • Money does not make me happy.
  • Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.
  • Assuming is stifling.
  • Keeping a diary supports my personal development.
  • Trying to look good limits my life.
  • Worrying solves nothing.
  • Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
  • Having guts always works out for me.

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Appreciating photographs

At times I wonder why there are no comments on my flickr photos. The reason is in fact easy to figure out. Unless I am exceptionally good at photography I cannot expect comments/critiques on my work, unless I reciprocate the same to others. For this I need to build a good community of photographers by commenting on their works or participating in discussion etc. Unless I do this there is no way that someone will comment/critique on my work.

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Street photography

Street photography is more challenging form of photography. Difficult than getting best macro shot, or portrait shot. The photos need to have life in them. Techniques seldom matters in street photography as the scene is so dynamic and it doesn’t wait for anybody.

A successful street photography- or any photograph for that matter – is when eye, mind and heart come together. – Cartier-Bresson

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How to make better choices.

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Choices!

This week’s New Scientist gives tips to make better choices.

  1. Don’t fear the consequences
  2. Go with your gut instincts
  3. Consider your emotions
  4. Play the devil’s advocate
  5. Keep your eye on  the ball
  6. Don’t cry over spilt milk
  7. Look at it another way
  8. Beware social pressure
  9. Limit your options
  10. Have someone else choose

Quotes from the article:

“Whatever the future holds it will hurt or please you less than you imagine”

“Searching for evidence that could prove you wrong is a painful process”

“The more we invest in something the more committed we feel to it”

“If you find everyone in your group agreeing, play the contrarian”

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