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Domino Server on Raspberry Pi
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Why should I invest in my people when they’ll leave anyway?
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I’ve heard we’re switching to Outlook/Verse/something else, so why should I invest in eProductivity until then?
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 18
Does your GTD toolkit have support for your cognitive artifacts?
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 8
So much for starting a job productively (or sanely)
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 16
IBMers sound off on ways to work, new and old
Wed, May 27th 2015 12
IBM Verse: the challenge and opportunity
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I’ve heard we’re switching to Outlook/Verse/something else, so why should I invest in eProductivity until then?
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 18
So much for starting a job productively (or sanely)
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 16
Domino Server on Raspberry Pi
Sun, Oct 4th 2015 16
Will IBM Verse make you more productive than before?
Tue, May 12th 2015 12
IBMers sound off on ways to work, new and old
Wed, May 27th 2015 12
Why should I invest in my people when they’ll leave anyway?
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 12
Don’t "like" this post
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 11
The most useful view in IBM Lotus Notes that you’re not using
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 10
Moving from Outlook to Lotus Notes (or vice versa)? It might not actually matter, and here’s why
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10
A great way to work smarter: do one thing at a time
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 9




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Domino Server on Raspberry Pi
Sun, Oct 4th 2015 2:50a   Eric Mack
I have a Domino server which I've kept on the shelf for the past 10 years because it runs a legacy application that I use occasionally. It's been running just fine -- nonstop -- for more than a decade. It doesn't need much processing power nor does it need much disk space. I've though about how I might preserve it and keep it running and I have considered using either a VM or a mini ATX server. Last year, Hackaday, one of my favorite hacking sites, had an article on how to load a limited
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Why should I invest in my people when they’ll leave anyway?
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 10:45p   Eric Mack
Coaching my clients new levels of workplace performance is my favorite thing about what I do. Sometimes it's hard, but hearing what they say afterward makes it all worth it: Clearly, I wasn't working as efficiently as I could have. Now, I'm creating greater results, with less effort I had no idea such basic shifts in the way that I think about my work and how I use my tools could have such a profound impact on my performance, and my life. Thank you! The last time my inbox was this empt
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I’ve heard we’re switching to Outlook/Verse/something else, so why should I invest in eProductivity until then?
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 3:33p   Eric Mack
I sometimes hear the question, "Why should I invest in the tools my people have? We're getting a shiny new tool in a year." To me, what they're really saying is: "Our people are using dull tools now, but that's ok, because in a year they're going to get another, shinier, set of tools, which may or may not be better." Here's a practical application: I was recently talking with a client about expanding eProductivity usage at his company. He wasn't sure he wanted to, because, he said,
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Does your GTD toolkit have support for your cognitive artifacts?
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 8:15p   Eric Mack
Recently, a coaching client asked me for some recommendations for paper-based resources that would help him implement "Getting Things Done." I coach executives and professionals who use a variety of systems and tools. No matter how elaborate your systems, I find it's always helpful to have at least a few physical tools: solid reminders of ideas and tasks can be extremely helpful. Plus, the physical act of writing can help your memory and creative thinking. In light of this, I recommen
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So much for starting a job productively (or sanely)
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 12:12p   Eric Mack
I was scanning the job board of a client that I serve and found this embedded in the description for an employment position: I would expect this in a job listing for a juggler at a circus, not for a desk job. This is a position for a knowledge worker—someone who "thinks" for a living. Thinking to create value requires concentration. Concentration requires focus. Both require minimizing distraction both from internal sources (e.g. multitasking) and external (interruptions, dist
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IBMers sound off on ways to work, new and old
Wed, May 27th 2015 4:10p   Eric Mack
I recently found two especially interesting things in my feed reader. One was Volker Weber's post on "How to empty the Trash in IBMverse.com" (especially the comments on it). The other was Nathan Paul's post on IBMers who are concerned about being switched to Verse and losing their current way to work — saying things like "it would be catastrophic." It's been very interesting, watching the reactions to the "new way to work" unfold. Read Nathan's post here. I'm curious:
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IBM Verse: the challenge and opportunity
Fri, May 22nd 2015 12:15a   Eric Mack
Nathan, my manager of client services has been looking at two questions around IBM Verse: 1. How will IBM Verse make people more productive? 2. Can we help make people more productive with Verse? For all I can see, both of these questions are still unclear, but Nathan's just posted some great thoughts about them. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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How IBM Verse works (based on their marketing video)
Wed, May 20th 2015 1:24p   Eric Mack
Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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Will IBM Verse make you more productive than before?
Tue, May 12th 2015 6:44p   Eric Mack
My team and I have been asked a lot recently: will eProductivity work with IBM Verse? Most of the people who ask are IBMers afraid of losing eProductivity and becoming less productive as a result. If you use eProductivity or have some interest in it, head over to Inside.eProductivity for the details: click here. Originally posted on Notes On Productivity
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A new way to work that’s over 10 years old
Mon, May 11th 2015 3:38p   Eric Mack
I get 3-6 emails every day from some vendor telling me about a "new way to work" and how it's the greatest workplace innovation since the typewriter. I've looked into what they have to offer, but frankly, I haven't seen a real new way to work since David Allen's Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity was published in 2001. A few years later, I came out with eProductivity, which has been introducing IBM software users to David's "GTD" methods ever since. For typical




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