Learning How to Sleep

16 Mar 2009
For any recurring problem, there is a path to sorting things out: Take the inefficient system apart and fix the pieces one by one. Sleep intertwines with numerous other biological,...
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Measuring the Body

24 Oct 2008
Here’s an excerpt from Sam Carpenter’s book Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less…        Eight years ago, in the depths of my workplace chaos, I...
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Gone Missing

22 Oct 2008
Several years ago we had our house remodeled. Immediately after, we “flipped” another house. In both cases, numerous subcontractors, both experienced and inexperienced, did the work.  Linda was the interior...
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Losing Key Employees

14 Oct 2008
In my small business, Centratel, each of our half-dozen key management people has had several years of on-the-job experience. Training managers to operate a telephone answering service is a long, drawn-out...
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