The Truth Shall Set You Free – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The truth shall set you free. That’s what they say, but is it true? Some have found that saying to be very true. Though freedom wasn’t exactly what they were going for, it’s what they got – freedom to no longer work for their company. What they learned is, the truth is not always seen as a ray of light showing everyone the way.  It is often unwelcomed, harmful to hidden agendas, and is often resisted and suppressed. Furthermore, truth…

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What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Down Economy – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

​​Most professionals in my generation and above have already survived a few down economies. In fact, my struggle in a down economy and the lessons I learned that eventually got me back on my feet are what compelled me to eventually shift from recruiter to coach. There are still a lot of unknowns about our current global situation. So, it’s in this time of uncertainty that I’d like to shed some light on how to thrive through it all. Below…

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7 Steps to Help Strengthen Your Innovative Thinking – Personal Development Article

You know that you need to be creative to solve complex problems, support innovation and make progress. A lot of tasks, however, cause you to put too much on your plate and you have little time. Therefore, you need to be quick and focused. However, excessive emphasis on efficiency usually kills creativity. It only helps – if you focus less on it, your results will be better.Complexity of the “mhm” phaseCreativity is the engine of innovation. In fact, raw ideas…

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Hope 100: Reducing and reusing waste – Positive News – Positivity Article

This piece is part of our Hope 100 series, telling the stories of the people and organisations creating hope for 2020 and beyond #64 Lucy Hughes, MarinaTex Lucy Hughes’s final university project ended up landing her £30,000 and a Dyson Award. MarinaTex, which Hughes created as part of her product design degree at University of Sussex, is a bioplastic material with the potential to replace single-use plastics in packaging. It is made from waste fish skin and red algae, making it…

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The Danger of Creative Destruction – Life Optimizer – Self Improvement Article

I’m currently reading Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson. The book is about how nations throughout history reached prosperity or poverty. In essence, nations reach prosperity through innovations that bring them to new economic heights. The Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century is a prime example. Such innovations have a “negative” effect, though: they cause creative destruction. The new replaces the old. As a result, many people lose their jobs if they can’t keep up with…

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How to Spark Creativity at Work When You Feel Stagnant – Self Improvement Article

Even if you’re lucky enough to be in a career and job you love, there are going to be days, weeks, and even months where you feel stagnant and bored. You can’t always wait for creativity to strike, though; sometimes a project has to move forward, even if you’re feeling sluggish. These are the times when you have to work harder to shake things up and spark creativity at work. Here’s how to do that. Make It Visual It’s hard…

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This Eco-friendly farming method is making Happy farmers

Climate change and environmental pollution are issues that are raising concerns all around the world. The ongoing damage to the atmosphere due to excess carbon in the air calls for the adoption of sustainable practices. In my previous post, I had shared an account of my experience of village lifestyle at Saguna Baug, near Mumbai. Besides being an agro-tourism farm resort, Saguna Baug is also the seedbed for sustainable agriculture and grassroots innovation. A technique evolved at the farms of Saguna…

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