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    The #NoBureaucracy Discount
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    The #NoBureaucracy Discount
    30/04/2015

    The #NoBureaucracy Discount

    On just a single day, I had to deal with various activities that I can only describe as bureaucracy.

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    No.
    17/04/2015

    No.

    Last week, I had a nice Skype call with a reader who was seeking my advice on becoming an author and speaker, and I gave him some pointers. I normally don’t schedule calls with random people asking for a favor, but this time I made an exception. I had a good reason.

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    Best Creativity Books
    13/04/2015

    Best Creativity Books

    After my lists of mindfulness books and happiness books, here you can find the 20 Best Creativity Books in the World.

    This list is created from the books on GoodReads tagged with “creativity”, sorted using an algorithm that favors number of reviews, average rating, and recent availability.

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    How to Improve OKRs (Flow, not Sync)
    11/04/2015

    How to Improve OKRs (Flow, not Sync)

    After failing dramatically with my professional OKRs in the first quarter of this year (hint: I was no exception in my team), I want to take a moment to evaluate how the practice works for me, and how it doesn’t. Let’s do a Perfection Game with OKRs!

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    How to Be More Productive: The Chunking Technique
    30/03/2015

    How to Be More Productive: The Chunking Technique

    “You’re so productive!”
    “You’re so disciplined!”
    “You’re so handsome!”

    OK, I may have misremembered that last one. But I did receive the first two compliments more than once. I usually accept this positive feedback reluctantly, given my ongoing frustrations about “never getting anything done around here!”

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    How to Turn a Bad Presentation Into a Good One
    25/03/2015

    How to Turn a Bad Presentation Into a Good One

    For three weeks, I had been working on a new presentation: New stories, new message, new visuals, new format, new jokes… everything was new. Even my hair was new. The idea was to reinvent myself as a public speaker. Raising the bar!

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    Best Happiness Books #InternationalDayOfHappiness
    20/03/2015

    Best Happiness Books #InternationalDayOfHappiness

    Today is International Day of Happiness. What a great day to search and find all the best book on the topic of happiness!

    This list is created from the books on GoodReads tagged with “happiness”, sorted using an algorithm that favors number of reviews, average rating, and recent availability.

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    Will You Offer This for Free?
    13/03/2015

    Will You Offer This for Free?

    I have done many things for free.

    All chapters of my new #Workout book have been available for free since I started writing them, because this helped me get early and fast feedback. I have done countless of free talks for local communities, because it allowed me to learn about their needs and stories. And I have offered plenty of participants free seats in my workshops when they offered me some other value in return.

    What I don’t do is give away stuff for free just because people ask.

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    Best Mindfulness Books
    09/03/2015

    Best Mindfulness Books

    I have developed an interest in mindfulness and meditation, from a scientific perspective. For this reason, I did a bit of research on GoodReads to discover which are the best mindfulness books. Unsurprisingly, I found a lot religious works among these books. Those were not what I was looking for. In my not-so-humble opinion, religion is spiritualy for the ignorant mind, while enlightenment is spirituality for the curious mind.

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    Off-Time: It’s OK to Do Nothing
    03/03/2015

    Off-Time: It’s OK to Do Nothing

    On my final trip last year, I had been looking forward to run in Rio de Janeiro, along Ipanema Beach and Copacabana. But British Airways lost my luggage. I had no running gear and no time to purchase alternative shoes and clothes. I felt a bit sad and disappointed.

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    The Blame Game
    25/02/2015

    The Blame Game

    “You did not receive your order? Well, I did all I could. But they aren’t doing their job properly.”

    “They still haven’t paid your invoice? Strange. They told me last time it would be done.”

    “The feature is still not working? I don’t understand. I did submit the service request for you.”

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    How to Write a Book… with Feedback and Options
    18/02/2015

    How to Write a Book… with Feedback and Options

    As the author of a book, you make decisions all the time. Do you write about principles or about practices? Do you use the words he and she or the more neutral they? Do you use chapter numbers or not? Do you make your own illustrations, or do you hire someone else? Do you insert jokes, or is your bookkeeper funnier than you are?

    If you want a good book, you need to make good decisions. The problem is, you often have too little information to know what the good decisions are. There are two ways of dealing with that.

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