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Take A Fun Break From Your Project

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 2:25 PM

Sometimes the best thing to do when you're under pressure is to take a break, to get away from the job at hand, and to recharge your batteries. No matter how deeply you are involved in solving a difficult problem, sometimes the best thing to do is to force yourself...

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Fun At Work: The Holiday Gift Exchange

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 11:55 AM

Exchanging holiday gifts in the office is one activity that can bring as much angst as joy to both gift-giver and receiver. How do you insure that everyone gets a gift of equal value? You can always set a price limit of $15. How do you insure that everyone gets...

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Go Ahead -- Put A Book In The Freezer!

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 7:53 PM

Some 25 years ago I took a class with the conceptual performance artist Kenneth Maue called "Water in the Lake," named after his book of that title. Why "Water in the lake?" Because that was the first thing we did on the first day of class -- we traveled to...

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Work Like Your Dog To Have Fun At Work

(19) Comments | Posted August 7, 2009 | 2:37 PM

How many times have you heard someone say, "I've been working like a dog!" or "My boss is working me like a dog!" The idea is that if you want to be successful then you will be forced to work long hours doing something you don't like to do. Working...

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What Bernie Madoff Couldn't Steal From Me

(22) Comments | Posted June 24, 2009 | 11:20 AM

I was on vacation on a Russian Icebreaker in Antarctica when I got a page to go up to the bridge for a satellite phonecall. When I picked up the phone it was my wife Geneen, and she said a few words that turned my world upside-down. She said, "Bernie...

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