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Why haven’t we been doing it this way all along?

Why haven’t we been doing it this way all along?

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had many impacts: from hundreds of thousands of deaths, to record unemployment around the globe, to the collapse of the travel industry, to seismic shifts in geopolitics (the results of which will likely be felt for decades to come)....

Shortlist your tasks

Shortlist your tasks

There is a strong tendency by humans seeking to gain control over their lives to use time and dates as a planning mechanism. Everyone is preoccupied with “When”. When will I do this thing and when will it be finished? But the only “when” is right now because you only...

There’s nothing magical about making your bed

There’s nothing magical about making your bed

I’ve never really been satisfied with the explanation of why so-called “keystone habits” have positive flow-on effects to other areas of our lives. Even Charles Duhigg, the author who made the notion of keystone habits so popular in his book “The Power of Habit”,...

How to Achieve Product Market Fit in 4 Agonising Years

How to Achieve Product Market Fit in 4 Agonising Years

“Never give up!” they say… but we know that’s not true. So when should you give up? In this post I’ll tell you the story of how 4 years of trial and error resulted in the discovery of our current product architecture and why we start every engagement with a focus on...

RSS is only dead if we let it die

RSS is only dead if we let it die

I've heard mentioned a few times recently how "RSS is dead" during interviews/articles with prominent bloggers. We can not let RSS die! RSS is too awesome! Since Google Reader shut down, there have been a number of RSS readers and apps that have rushed to fill the...

Introducing The Procedure People Boring Business Show

Introducing The Procedure People Boring Business Show

I can’t listen to any more interviews!! I have POST INTERVIEW STRESS DISORDER. Since Andrew Warner’s Mixergy.com has been so successful, many people have created their own business interview shows using a very similar format … … they’re all 1 hour long … … they’re all...

How we do checklists in Google Docs

How we do checklists in Google Docs

Checklists are very important tools for controlling quality and reducing human error in highly manual processes. They are especially handy when managing lots of processes across different team members. There are loads of software options out there aimed at helping you...

Productising a service business part four: the bit you can sell

Productising a service business part four: the bit you can sell

This is the 4th article in a series on productising service businesses. If you haven’t already, check out Part One, Part Two and Part Three. The big payoff that comes as a result of creating a fully productised business is the ability to sell it for more money. When I...

Our Procedure for Hiring on oDesk

Our Procedure for Hiring on oDesk

I’ve been posting some pretty strategic content about business policies and procedures, and recently received a message from VideoFruit’s Bryan Harris on Twitter wanting to see something a bit more “tactical”: @procedurepeople blog post idea: would love to see your...