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Finally, a study to back up what I always told my managers at CEISS --
I work best when I'm working on 1 or 2 tasks/projects.
Actually, Hal Jorch (http://www.google.com/search? hl=en&safe=off&q=hal+), the first manager I had at CEISS, really understood this. (He didn't stay at CEISS very long -- hint hint).
When I told him I was being asked to do too many things at once he
taught me about thrashing (http://www.google.com/search?
00.html+), which is what happens when a multitasking operating system
starts spending more time switching between tasks than performing the
tasks themselves. He said it applied to people every bit as much as
2) German Etiquette and Customs for Travelers: Your visit to Germany will be more enjoyable if you understand why
people behave the way they do. You'll find information here about
German customs and etiquette for everyday occasions.
3) avoid products with ingredient 'partially hydrogenated': If you see the words "partially hydrogenated" in the list of ingredients, put the product back and look for another brand.
Polyunsaturated fats in vegetable oils are healthy if
they are left in the vegetables. Removing fats from
vegetables shortens their shelf life. To preserve
their freshness, they are either processed with heat,
which destroys the very unstable essential omega-3
fatty acids; or, even worse, they are converted into
harmful partially hydrogenated fats. Hydrogen atoms
are added to replace the unsaturated double bonds
between carbons, to create a very stable, more solid
fat that is similar to saturated fat but has a
different chemical structure. Approximately 7.5
percent of the fat in our diet comes from partially
hydrogenated fats, which have been linked to increased
risk for cancer and heart attacks.
4) Book recommendations for potential writers?: Reading New Yorker magazine every week is probably more than enough
if you want to keep up with what is good modern writing. Personally,
I prefer Edith Wharton and her generation, but that's not a style
that is likely to get one published in any modern magazine.
5) HBS Publishing: Ideas At Work: Lead for Loyalty: The greater the loyalty a company engenders among its customers,
employees, suppliers, and shareholders, the greater the profits it
reaps. Frederick Reichheld, a director emeritus of Bain & Company,
offers advice on improving loyalty that is based on more than a
decade of research. Primarily, he says, outstanding loyalty is the
direct result of the decisions and practices of committed top
executives with personal integrity.
6) JK on 'how to realise eternal reality: It is through self-knowledge, not through belief in somebody else's
words, that a man comes to the eternal
reality, in which his being is grounded.
7) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Why Leaders Need Great Books: "Here's this young guy," says Badaracco of Jerry in the
story. "He's smart. He's ambitious. Like the people he's
selling insurance to, he's starting out with nothing in
life. He wants to make something of himself; and ultimately
he does. But he's got to deal very early in his career with
something he thinks is wrong.
"The struggle is partly with his own idealism versus the
circumstances in which he's found himself. And it's partly
against the policies of a large organization."
8) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Harold Bloom On What Bill Gates Should Be Reading This Summer: Every individual—regardless of profession—needs to stretch
his mind and to reflect, now and again, on the human
condition. Literature beckons, but which works should be
read, and why? To help answer these questions, HBR senior
editor Diane L. Coutu recently met with Harold Bloom, the
Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and
Berg Professor of English at New York University Graduate
School. A MacArthur Prize winner, Bloom has edited more
than 1,200 books of literary criticism and has written 24
books, among them such best-sellers as Shakespeare and The
Western Canon. In this excerpt taken from a wide-ranging
conversation in his home in New Haven, Connecticut, Bloom
discussed what we can learn from literature—and what we