Blaming technology… oh so convenient!

April 29, 2010

Bad workmen blame their tools

Lately I have seen several mentions to bad, bad Powerpoint…  A conference bans the use of Powerpoint, the NY Times has a front page article portraying Powerpoint as the enemy…  But how much of the blame can really be attributed to Powerpoint…?
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Only 60% of students find their lectures boring?!

April 14, 2010

A guardian article says “almost 60% of students find at least half their lectures boring – with about 30% claiming to find most or all of their lectures boring.”

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And politicians get it wrong… regularly…

April 13, 2010

The Manner of Speaking blog gave this great quote from Franklin D Roosevelt: “Be sincere; be brief; be seated”.

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Meaningful work

April 12, 2010

Gladwell in his book “Outliers” talk about the importance of “meaningful work”. He describes meaningful work as the kind where effort and reward are linked.

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To listen or not to listen…

April 5, 2010

When at an event where multiple presentations are made the question is always to listen or not to listen… Obviously there are criteria that differ from person to person.  If the topics are diverse, the choice is (mostly) easy as the topic may ease the decision.  But what if the topics are nearer to one another, or you have a keen interest in more than one topic?

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