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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Have we forgotten how to concentrate? - Times Online

Have we forgotten how to concentrate? - Times Online: "Have we forgotten how to concentrate?"

This is very relevant.. and it took me a while to find it on the timeswebsite.. it will be interesting to see if the link still works after the paywall comes up.

meanwhile, I just tweeted today about trigger happy blackberry fingers. and I remembered the article above ..

some of the tips copied below:

PAY ATTENTION NOW

Practice the five-more rule Force yourself to read for five more minutes, write for five more minutes or learn five more things before getting distracted.

Exercise Mental activities such as sudoku and memory games promote agility. Try meditation, t’ai chi and yoga.

Rest Relax constructively: sports, games and hobbies are good; television is not. Twenty-minute naps refresh the brain.

Be cyber-savvy Only check your emails once an hour and turn off any alerts.

Go rustic Urban settings put you on high alert. If you can’t take a country walk, take lunch in the park.

Know yourself Find your chronotype (are you an owl or a lark?), so you can work when you’re most alert.

Prepare Envisage your desired outcome (as golfers do); keep a notepad to hand to record other thoughts and focus on the task.

Don't try harder, try differently To beat a mental block, pique your interest — tweak your imagination, find your hook.



Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team | Video on TED.com

Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team | Video on TED.com

nice way to compare efficiencies of MBAs, CEOs, Architects and Kindergarten kids..


afraid to find out how I do. ..

good to spend 7minutes for the above video.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Saturday, 24 April 2010

NetPlay inks trial deal with ITV for Roulette Nation and new bingo show | eGaming Review

NetPlay inks trial deal with ITV for Roulette Nation and new bingo show | eGaming Review: "NetPlay"

Times changed.. and after a year.. finally.. based on:


If this six month trials worked.. then, it will change the world of gaming.. if only initially just UK.

QVC + ITV + Netplay = TheZone .. we are all very eagerly awaiting results!





Friday, 23 April 2010

Measurementcamp: Tools For Measurement

Measurementcamp: Tools For Measurement

some of the best tools on the market (hopefully for the future also)..

not been there fore a while but if you are interested, you should get involved!

still can't really interpret the results of http://socialmention.com/ though.. shall we put full name there or twitter name?




Wednesday, 21 April 2010

peHUB � ZipCar Buys Streetcar

peHUB � ZipCar Buys Streetcar

make sense.

however, people still need to change their 'habit' and be 'educated' to pros & cons.. it will take time still.

but rolled up now, and enable people to travel with same account (guess that would be on the car) is the right choice and probably the only choice to get scale.

if it can launch in developing countries like China or India, that would be brilliant, but their aspirations would also need to be adjusted.


Friday, 16 April 2010

The Hontex Scandal: Now, It's KPMG's Turn | CFO innovation ASIA

The Hontex Scandal: Now, It's KPMG's Turn | CFO innovation ASIA

Very interesting read.

good that KPMG whistle-blow themselves!


Danger in China & asia is that the perceived return of corruption and likely opportunity of 'making it rich' are truely once in a life time.. therefore, we need more transparency, reporting, and better 'medium' to 'longer' term opportunities, rather than short term ones.

Listing of chinese or asian companies are not also the best fit for some.. as 1.) company itself might not be transparent enough, due to what's been mentioned above. 2.) retail investors are also sometimes clueless as to what investing is all about, some in HK/China mostly buy shares based on 'tips' or purely on the recommendations by media/friends/taxi drivers... hence major review of 2009's IPOs: http://bit.ly/cSzpSu (where Martin was at our last CXO HK lunch in 2009)

may we live in interesting times.




Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Friday, 2 April 2010

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Channel 4

The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes - Channel 4

Best things in UK's media world, great documentaries.. and a very knowledgeable and pleasant to look at Ms. Bettany..

never seen her before but hey, David Attenbourg of the historic world?

recommended.