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10 Best practices for better business communication

It is Friday evening, everyone is already enjoying the week-end. In the middle of an empty parking lot, B. sits in his car, sending a last email with his blackberry like he did not reach his weekly quota. But, the multiplicity of emails is not a sufficient condition to good communication inside a project. Most … Continue reading

Searching with Google – quick reference guide

Google is still the most popular search engine on the web today. The interface is so simplistic most of us use it easily but not … efficiently. I have therefore created this quick reference guide in order to show you the true power of Google when you know how to really search. Print this quick … Continue reading

DropMind: A drop of magic in your elixir of creativity

If I had to define a formula for my creative thinking, I would say that it is equal to my capacity of dropping ideas out of my mind multiplied by the capacity of visualizing those ideas afterwards. So, every time I have an idea, I stop everything I do and write it down before I … Continue reading

How was your meeting today ?

This week, I had once again a lot of meetings. Some  were efficient and others (a lot) were just black holes for my productivity. So I decided to remind you of some grounds rules for an effective meeting hereunder: 1. to meet or not to meet .. Face to face meeting is the best way … Continue reading

Xin Fu: The Martial Art of emailing – Nothing is needed (nanni mo iranu)

Kyudo is an old Japanese martial art which is still actively practiced around the world. It is called by its practitioners "the way of the bow” Awa, a Kyudo master, said the following: “As for the stance, the positioning of the body, the positioning of the bow, the grip on the bow, the grip on … Continue reading

Mister Enterprise: Please meet the iPad !

After a long hesitation, 4 weeks ago I decided to buy an iPad mainly to organize my notes for my book and to read all the white papers I have saved for 2 years now. I must say that it is a great device to take notes on the go, read emails, surf the web … Continue reading

Xin Fu : The Martial Art of emailing: The spider that twists your mind

A young disciple went to his master – Master, I have difficulties meditating lately. – What kind of difficulties do you mean young man ? – Every time I start my meditation, a spider comes from the roof and hangs in front of my face. Then it goes away and comes back again, it disturbs … Continue reading

Xin Fu : The Martial Art of emailing: The Junkshitiro

Let’s observe for a moment a Tai chi master practicing his art. He focuses his mind solely on the movements of the form which help him reaching a state of mental calm and clarity. His moves are slow or fast but none of them are superfluous in the execution of the series of forms. All … Continue reading

Please, give me a break (fast) !

This week, I met someone who followed one of my trainings on email overload. I was curious to see  if my training had a impact on his day to day activities since I know he is always overloaded with  requests from the members of his project team. He agreed on the benefit of such a … Continue reading

Why do you blog?

Yesterday, I read the last post of John Moore on “Do page views matter for your average blogger?”. I wanted to write a small comment on his blog post but decided to develop it a little bit more this morning. So John, here is my answer: One day, one of my colleagues asked me “Seb, … Continue reading

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