5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

I’ve been using a virtual assistant through Get Friday for years now.  The cultural differences sometimes get us stuck (he works from India) but the efficiency makes for some kind of humming along. That’s why my interest was perked with this article reprinted below from Mashable.  Check it out.  Happy humming. 1. Google Now Word […]

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Getting Organized in the Google Era – or how to ski to Thailand

 My last post described 4 main takeaways from Douglas Merrill’s ‘Organizing in the Age of Google’.  Here are four more, specifically related to his top tip –> Search. If you only keep in your head what you truly need then what do you do with the rest? “Don’t file information search for it,” are […]

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6 easy, free planning tools to help you get the year you want part 2

In my last post I wrote an article about looking back over our shoulder, to the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is yet to be. Here are a bunch of resources to help you with your 2011 planning: From Dyana Valentine – what’s your business end tradition. Chris Guillebeau’s how […]

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Learning means converting & translating

I was recently in Turkey doing program evaluation training for the United Nations, which meant carrying a variety of ubiquitous plug adapters.  I laughed at the above combination of plugs – all feeding into one that would fit the hotel outlet, allowing computer and IPhone to charge. The need to convert, change or adapt in […]

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Make time to fall, fail and flounder

Do you have something that you want to delegate but are holding back because it’s going to be tough?  Need to hire but putting it off because orientation will take too long? I recently hired a VA (Virtual Assistant).  I’d been wanting to do this for a long time but had held back because I […]

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