Humans are at their best when they are creating. We are wired to create—there’s no feeling like the sense of satisfaction from stepping back after working hard to create something–whether framing a house, building a Powerpoint deck or baking a cake.
For the purposes of this article, I want to expand the [...]
Symbioses in relationships—whether business or personal—is the lifeblood of all associations. You give to me and I give to you.
Doing good things is good. Doing them when they are unexpected multiply the effect of the giving by a multi-fold factor. For example, receiving a gift from someone on your birthday is great, receiving a [...]
I was half-watching Pawn Stars the other night while browsing the web. A customer walked into the families’ pawn shop looking to sell an obscure historical object of some kind, and in typical fashion, ‘Ric’ (the ‘father’ in the three generations that operate the store) rattled off several facts about the time period [...]
There are many different approaches to thinking about how to create good writing/blogging.
Word count, graphics that accompany a post, the simplicity with which an idea is expressed, the package in which it is presented (e.g. languaging) etc. etc. The methods for evaluating writing are as numerous as the writers creating it online.
Many of [...]
A number of years ago, a close friend who I greatly respect for the deeply, well thought out way he goes about his life, started a small company making software. At the time, I was working with him on an unrelated project and was around him a lot and therefore had a [...]
The debate over whether a corporation is an individual received attention in the recent political race with Mitt Romney famously proclaiming “corporations are people”. While he likely meant it in a very different way from the way we will talk about it here, I’d argue that when it comes to understanding organizational behavior, corporations are [...]
They say knowledge is power but sometimes it’s exactly the opposite.
Recently I was at my six year old’s soccer game. I watched as he gave up a goal, and later, ran around chasing the ball, fell down, got back up, laughing and joking with his buddies, running to get back into the next play.
I’ve been tinkering around with yoga for the last several weeks. I’ve taken a few classes over that time and while I’ve enjoyed the feeling of having stretched my body I couldn’t say that I could fully appreciate what all the fuss was about.
Recently I took a class with a teacher I had not [...]
For most people there are likely a handful of nuggets of advice or wisdom they have picked up along the way that have stuck with them for one reason or another.
For me, one of those, was the observation someone I respect greatly once made that “the Difference Between Trauma and Education is Support”. It [...]
I saw with a bit of sadness that not long ago Time and CNN writer Fareed Zakaria was found to have used some writings that were not his in a column. His situation follows on the heels of several other high profile incidents of plagiarism at major news organizations such as
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- About the Author
Nathan Safran is a former Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the Digital Home. While at Forrester, Nathan authored research studies on trends, attitudes and behaviors of consumers toward technology adoption and use.
Nathan has been quoted as a subject matter expert in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Fortune magazine. Currently, Nathan heads the Research Department at Conductor, Inc an SEO Technology Platform firm.
Nathan writes at exceljockey.com about the intersection of Business, Technology and Psychology. See the About page for more info. Follow Nathan on Twitter: @Nathan_Safran