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    The Crater of Unhappiness
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    Introducing: Me 3.0
    19/05/2015

    Introducing: Me 3.0

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    How Can I Help You Enjoy Your Job?

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    The Crater of Unhappiness
    27/05/2015

    The Crater of Unhappiness

    Many years ago, during a trip through the USA, a friend and I visited Meteor Crater, a giant crater left behind by a meteorite. At the bottom of the crater, there are some remains of a small airplane. We were told that, many years ago, the plane had unintentionally flown into the space contained within the crater, and was then unable to get out.

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    Introducing: Me 3.0
    19/05/2015

    Introducing: Me 3.0

    Some people noticed that my avatar pictures on the social networks were deviating from the real-life version at a slow but steady pace.

    Yes, I’m getting older!
    Thanks for pointing it out.

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    How Can I Help You Enjoy Your Job?
    18/05/2015

    How Can I Help You Enjoy Your Job?

    People from all over the world sign up to join the Happy Melly business network because–apparently–they think we’re doing a good job. That’s so awesome. It also increases the pressure on us to report on what we’re doing. And it makes me think harder: What can I do to help people enjoy their job?

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    Champfrogs: A SketchKeynote Presentation
    13/05/2015

    Champfrogs: A SketchKeynote Presentation

    I have blogged before about my experiment with a sketchkeynote format. In this presentation, the entire slide deck consists of hand-made drawings. And when I present, the drawings appear on-screen one-by-one, while the item I’m talking about is always highlighted.

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    Backlogs Are Not Waste
    11/05/2015

    Backlogs Are Not Waste

    To some people, to-do lists and product backlogs are waste. I disagree. I see them as repositories of ideas and options.

    There is nothing wasteful about the concept of a backlog. A backlog itself is not waste. What matters is how people use them.

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    The Newest Management 3.0 Game: Improv Cards
    06/05/2015

    The Newest Management 3.0 Game: Improv Cards

    The Improv Cards game contains 52 playing cards with pictures on them. You play it with at least three people, though best is probably a table of four to six players.

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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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