21 time management tips to hack productivity

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“Managing my time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into my day as possible. It’s about simplifying how I work, doing things faster, and relieving stress.

1_Complete most important tasks first (this is the golden rule of time management; each day, identify the two or three tasks that are the most crucial to complete, and do those first)

2_Learn to say “no”

3_Sleep at least 7-8 hours

4_Devote your entire focus to the task at hand

5_Get an early start

6_Don’t allow unimportant details to drag you down

7_Turn key tasks into habits.

8_Be conscientious of amount of TV/Internet/gaming time.

9_Delineate a time limit in which to complete task.

10_Leave a buffer-time between tasks

11_Don’t think of the totality of your to-do list

12_Exercise and eat healthily

13_Do less (do less things that create more value, rather than more things that are mostly empty)

14_Utilize weekends, just a little bit

15_Create organizing systems

16_Do something during waiting time

17_Lock yourself in

18_Commit to your plan to do something

19_Batch related tasks together

20_Find time for stillness

21_Eliminate the non-essential

22_One last tip (the best one!): enjoyment should always be the goal; work can be play

We get so caught up in busyness that we forget to enjoy what we’re doing. Even when we focus on working smarter, we’re still often too focused on getting things done. This should never be the point. Always ask yourself: What can I do to spend more time enjoying what I’m doing? The goal should be to arrange your commitments in a way that you’re happy living out the details of your daily life, even while you’re working.”

Jordan Bates english teacher in South Korea who loves reading novels and spending time in the woods


elevator pitch

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Imaginar-se en un ascensor en companyia d’algú amb qui desitjaries treballar i pensar allò que li diries en els segons que dura el trajecte. Aquesta és la tècnica. Però el més important és aconseguir que et recordin. Com? Aportant valor afegit i procurant impactar. Per tant, sobretot hem de tenir molt clar el titular que volem donar sobre nosaltres mateixos. I també cal tenir molt en compte la importància cabdal de les formes i els petits detalls.

5 things you should do every day before breakfast

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“You can’t add more hours to your day, but you can make the most out of those hours by being more productive. Here are five things you can make part of your early morning routine that will help add focus, energy and speed to the rest of your workday:

1_Wake up early
Giving yourself an extra hour in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. You can accomplish your morning goals, stay relaxed and leave for work in the right state of mind. This may be the hardest goal to turn into a habit, but remember, it’s self-reinforcing. Do this for a week, and you’ll find that you’ve increased your productivity enough that you’ll have time to go to bed at a reasonable hour to make waking up early less painful.

30 minutes of moderate exercise equates to about two hours’ worth of extra productivity over an eight-hour work day. Get this done in the morning, and the boosted productivity you’ll gain will affect every hour you spend at the office. As an added bonus, your exercise time never gets overrun by emergencies and extra-long meetings.

3_Review your goals
Take 10 minutes first thing in the morning to review your most important goals for the day. That simple check-in with yourself will keep those goals in the front of your mind as the day tries to distract you from getting them done. Make a list of the two or three things that, if that’s all you accomplished, would let you go to bed at night feeling as if you’d made real progress.

4_Make a to-don’t list
Everybody has a short list of habits they want to quit. Whatever your to-don’ts are, write them down and then review them along with your other goals every morning to help you keep your eyes on that particular prize.

You don’t have to sit with your legs crossed and chant ‘Om’ to meditate. Simply take 5 or 10 minutes to breathe, relax and focus on the things you find most important. Depending on your goals and your to-don’ts, this can be a formal relaxation practice, positive visualization exercises, prayer or just thinking intently about what doing your best that day will mean to your life, career, business and family.

Once you’ve accomplished all five of these tasks, eat breakfast before heading out for your day.”

Jason Brick writer and public speaker, freelance

the simple trick to achieving your goals

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“If you’re anything like the typical human, then you have dreams and goals in your life. In fact, there are probably many things — large and small — that you would like to accomplish. But there is one common mistake we often make when it comes to setting goals. The problem is this: we set a deadline, but not a schedule.

Instead of giving yourself a deadline to accomplish a particular goal and then feeling like a failure if you don’t achieve it, you should choose a goal that is important to you and then set a schedule to work towards it consistently. So set a shedule, not a deadline. That might not sound like a big shift, but it is.

Productive and successful people practice the things that are important to them on a consistent basis. The best weightlifters are in the gym at the same time every week. The best writers are sitting down at the keyboard every day. And this same principle applies to the best leaders, parents, managers, musicians, and doctors.”

James Clear writer


10 tips for an awesome coffee meeting

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“The coffee meeting is the Swiss Army knife of networking. It’s a low-risk way to meet new people, swap advice, and lay the foundation for a more substantial relationship. You only have to remember one guiding principle: never, ever waste the other person’s time. Here’s how to be the best coffee meeting participant around.

1_Be clear when asking for the meeting
When you email your potential coffee meeting participant, don’t simply ask to “pick their brain” or “see if there’s any potential” in you getting to know each other. Those phrases usually show that you only have a vague idea of what you’d like to talk about. Instead, introduce yourself, show that you have specific knowledge of the person’s work, offer why you’d like to talk, and (most importantly) propose potential times.

2_Do your homework
When you meet someone, it’s normal to ask a series of biographical questions such as ‘What do you do? Where are you from?’ That’s fine for your friend’s birthday party. It has no place at the coffee meeting.
It’s likely the busy person you ask for coffee has some degree of notoriety and has articles, talks, and LinkedIn profile pages online that can offer more information about them. Coffee meetings are usually 30 minutes or less, so don’t waste your time talking about subjects you could easily Google. Additionally, a busy person has given their ‘elevator pitch’ many times to press, colleagues, and others. Stand out from the crowd by moving past this base level of interaction.

3_Never, ever, ever be late
Any meeting is about respecting the time of the other person. Leave early. Make time for traffic. Know where you are going. Being late for a meeting you asked for is the ultimate selfish act in business.

4_Offer to pay
Ask the other person what they’d like before placing your order. Then, pay for both. It was your idea to meet and grab coffee, it’s only fair that you cover the (admittedly minor) costs. If you’re a student, chances are they wont let you actually pay, but offer any way. If the person objects and wants to pay for their coffee, let them. Don’t spend more than five seconds on this interaction.

5_You don’t have to drink coffee
Meetings over beer are for open-ended discussion. Meetings over coffee are for getting things done.
But even if you meet at a coffee shop, you don’t have to get coffee. More important is that whatever drink should take the same amount of time to consume as a cup of coffee. As for snacks, it’s hard to have a short conversation with your mouth full of croissants.

6_Have one clear, specific ask
Let’s say you and I are deciding on where to go out to dinner. I say, ‘I don’t know, I’m up for anything, I guess’. Frustrating, right? But if I say ‘I’m really in the mood for the Mexican place down the street. If you don’t like that, let’s get Thai from downtown’. Now that you can work with.
The same goes for asking. There was a reason you wanted to get coffee with the busy person, so don’t be shy in telling them point-blank how they can help. They should have a general idea as to why you’d like to meet from your email, so don’t be afraid of being direct. By accepting the meeting, they have already agreed to provide assistance, so make it as easy as possible for them.

7_Take notes and follow up
When you sit down at the table, take out a pen and a notebook. If, at any point in the conversation you say something like ‘I’ll send you that video’.Or they mention the person they’d like to introduce you to, write it down. I like to create two columns on the paper with the headings ‘My Homework’ and ‘Their Homework’. On the top of the page I write the person’s name, company, and the date.
The moment you arrive back at your computer, make a note to follow up in a day or two. Doing it immediately can be a tad aggressive, but don’t let yourself forget. In the follow up, make good on anything you promised to send, as well as providing a gentle nudge on anything they offered.

8_Offer to add value
Throughout the conversation, keep your ears open for anything you can help out with. Many simply ask at the end of the conversation if there’s anything they can do. But the best way is to have this mindset ready during the actual conversation with anyone you speak with, coffee meeting or no. In Maximize Your Potential, master connector Sunny Bates shares the right way to approach:
“You want to do it in an authentic way. I always appreciate when people ask in a way that’s somehow embedded in the conversation rather than as an add-on at the very end. Like, ‘Oh you gave me this, and so I have to ask you.’ It’s always good to try and steer the exchange away from debt and obligation and more into the spirit of generosity.”

9_Offer to end on time
It’s likely you agreed to meet for 15 or 30 minutes. As those times approach, even if you are in the middle of a fruitful conversation, stop and ask the person if they have to go. If they agree to keep chatting, great. If your reminder kept them on schedule, even better. Be someone who respects the time of others.

10_Communicate any outcomes
After you send the follow up email (see #7) set a calendar alert 2-3 weeks in the future to follow up one final time. In this second follow up you should tell the person the results of anything the suggested.”

Sean Blanda managing editor and producer of 99U

more hours = more procrastination

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“Ben Pieratt recently put it nicely: ‘I find that when I give myself more hours the only thing that scales up is procrastination. There’s little difference in my productivity in a 80 or 40 hour work week’. When you’re tired, stressed, and burnt out, it takes longer to generate creative solutions. Done work becomes more important than great or even good work.”

Jason James UI designer

7 habits of incredibly happy people

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“There are lots of studies that aim for finding the right behavior that leads to a happier life. Below, we take a look at some of the more actionable advice.

1. Be busy, but not rushed
Research shows that being “rushed” puts you on the fast track to being miserable. On the other hand, many studies suggest that having nothing to do can also take its toll. The porridge is just right when you’re living a productive life at a comfortable pace. Meaning: you should be expanding your comfort zone often, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed. Easier said than done, but certainly an ideal to strive towards.
We all have obligations, but a comfortable pace can only be found by a person willing to say no to most things, and who’s able to say “Yes” to the rightthings.

2. Have 5 close relationships
Having a few close relationships keeps people happier when they’re young, and has even been shown to help us live longer, with a higher quality of life. True friends really are worth their weight in gold. But why five relationships? The number isn’t the important aspect here, it is the effort you put into your relationships that matters.
Studies show that even the best relationships dissolve over time; a closeness with someone is something you need to continually earn, never treat it as a given. Every time you connect with those close to you, you further strengthen those bonds and give yourself a little boost of happiness at the same time. The data show that checking in around every two weeks is the sweet spot for very close friends.

3. Don’t tie your happiness to external events
Self-esteem is a tricky beast. It’s certainly good for confidence, but a variety of research suggests that self-esteem that is bound to external success can be quite fickle. For example, certain students who tied their self-esteem to their grades experienced small boosts when they received a grad school acceptance letter, but harsh drops in self-esteem when they were rejected.
Tying your happiness to external events can also lead to behavior which avoids failure as a defensive measure. Think of all the times you tell yourself, “It doesn’t matter that I failed, because I wasn’t even trying.”  The key may be, as C.S. Lewis suggests, to instead think of yourself less, thus avoiding the trap of tying your self-worth to external signals.

4. Exercise
It will make you feel better if you stick with it. Body image improves when you exercise (even if results don’t right away). And eventually, you should start seeing that “exercise high” once you’re able to pass the initial hump. The release of endorphins has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time. So make it one of your regular habits.

5. Embrace discomfort for mastery
Research has suggested that mastering a skill may be just as stressful as you might think. Researchers found that although the process of becoming proficient at something took its toll on people in the form of stress, participants reported that these same activities made them feel happy and satisfied when they looked back on their day as a whole. The rewards of becoming great at something far outweigh the short-term discomfort that is caused earning your stripes.

6. Spend more money on experiences
Truly happy people are very mindful of spending money on physical items, opting instead to spend much of their money on experiences.  “Experiential purchases” tend to make us happier, at least according to the research. In fact, a variety of research shows that most people are far happier when buying experiences vs. buying material goods.

Here are some reasons why this might be:

  1. Experiences improve over time. Experiences can be relived for years.
  2. People revisit experiences more often. Experiences are recalled more often than material purchases.
  3. Experiences are more unique. Experiences are often immune to comparisions as they are unique to us.
  4. We adapt slowly to experiences. Experiences take longer to ‘get used to’.
  5. Experiences are social. Experiences get us out of our comfort zone, out of our house, and perhaps involved in those close relationships we need to be happy.

7. Don’t ignore your itches
This one is more anecdotal than scientific, but perhaps most important; when The Guardian asked a hospice nurse for the ‘top 5 regrets of the dying’, one of the most common answers was that people regretted not being true to their dreams.

As they say, there are seven days in the week, and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them.”

Gregory Ciotti is the author of Sparring Mind

el que ens fa especials

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“Amb la il·lusió d’equiparar tothom en la nostra societat, vam fer un pas endavant convençuts que qualsevol persona tenia (i té) el dret de ser recordat el dia de la seva mort. És un detall, petit però molt significatiu. Les famoses necrològiques [secció que publiquem cada setmana des del primer exemplar] han dignificat els nostres familiars, ja que fins llavors només apareixien les esqueles de les famílies amb més recursos. La resta, doncs, no es devien morir. Amb aquesta intenció, senzilla i justa, vam crear un precedent que encara avui marca la diferència.

Però les necrològiques també han ajudat a actualitzar les bases de dades. Exemples de primera mà són les entitats financeres o les biblioteques, que fan un cop d’ull a tots aquells que ens han deixat per donar-los de baixa com a usuaris. Un mostra més que seccions com aquesta també són un servei a la ciutadania.”

Especial 15è aniversari d’El Cargol setmanari penedesenc gratuït

Pimec alerta por los autónomos

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Pimec alertó ayer de que el ritmo de bajas en el régimen especial de trabajadores autónomos (Reta) en Catalunya sigue siendo ‘altamente preocupante’. La patronal explicó también que es necesario impulsar medidas para reactivar la economía que, en el caso del colectivo de autónomos, pasan por la reactivación del crédito, el control de la morosidad y una fiscalidad más atractiva. Por último, pidió menores cotizaciones sociales, demandó la simplificación administrativa, la equiparación de derechos con los asalariados y potenciar la segunda oportunidad para los autónomos.

Notícia publicada a la secció d’economia de La Vanguardia (15 abril 2014)

probar un colchón

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“Lo que les voy a explicar hoy les puede resultar un poco extraño (más de lo habitual, pensarán algunos), pero creo que es necesaria una reformulación integral del concepto de tienda de descanso.

Sé que hay gente que no tiene problemas en tumbarse en el cochón de una tienda y hacer ver que duerme, descansa y lo que sea (desayuna, come, ve la tele, se divierte) deltante de todo el mundo. Hay parejas que no se cortan a la hora de simular sus posiciones (de dormir) para ver si les gusta el colchón, si los muellos o el látex (del colchón), la extensión y tamaño (ejem) se adecuan al espacio disponible en la habitación… Me alegro mucho por esa gente, pero yo no soy así, y para los que somo más tímidos o recatados, esta compra es como hacerla por internet.

«Túmbese, túmbese…» dice el vendedor animado señalando un colchón que parece más magreado que los de las casas de colonias a las que vas con 12 años. Uno hace por estirarse, pero yo no sé ustedes, pero yo no me voy a la cama (normalmente) vestido y con las bolsas de la compra, con alguien que me anima y rodeado de gente paseándose de forma distraída.

¿Por qué no hay probadores como en el H&M? Si para decidirme por una camiseta de 10 euros puedo pasarme tres horas en una tienda y probarme media tienda en la privacidad de un probador, ¿por qué no pueden habilitar un habitáculo pequeño donde uno pueda probar un colchón?

No les digo que para el test del colchón haga falta que pueda ponerme el pijam, tener una sábana y una almohada, un libro, compañero/a de cama, luz indirecta y ocho horas de paz. No hace falta tanto, pero comprarse el descanso diario bajo una luz de concesionario de automóviles es como comprar a ciegas.

Les cuento estas cosas porque son estos pequeños cambios e innovaciones los que hacen que los comercios tradicionales sobrevivan y demuestren complicidad. Pero hasta que esto pase, uno seguirá tomando nota de los colchones que le gustan en los hoteles y yendo con la referencia a la tienda a ver si lo tienen.”

Article de  Daniel Córdoba-Mendiola director estratégico en The hunter al Magazine de La Vanguardia (13 abril 2014)

5 scientifically proven ways to work smarter, not harder

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“It’s easy to fall into a pattern of ‘always working’ rather than working smart. Here are five ways to avoid that trap:

1_Take more breaks. On average our brains are only able to remain focused for 90 minutes; then we need at least 15 minutes rest. (The phenomenon is based on ultradian rhythms.) By taking period breaks roughly every 90 minutes you allow your mind and body to renew–and be ready to fire off another 90-minute period of high activity.

2_Take naps. Research shows naps lead to improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. In particular, napping benefits the learning process by helping us take in and retain information better.

3_Spend time in nature. Unlike natural environments, urban environments are filled with stimulation that captures attention dramatically and additionally requires directed attention (e.g., to avoid being hit by a car), making them less restorative.

4_Move and work in blocks. The idea is that you set up at various cafés, workspaces, or pubs to get chunks of work done throughout the day. Create a plan for what you will accomplish at each location so you can immediately jump into those tasks. The important part to note is having a clear finishing point based on your task list rather than the time you will move to a new location. And when you move, cycling or walking is a good way to go.

5_Check your email first thing. This one is fairly counterintuitive; basically everyone says not to check email right away, but I do and find it extremely useful. Dealing with important issues first thing helps me make quick decisions about whether my day needs to be adjusted to fit in with what everyone else is doing or whether I can proceed with the tasks I already had planned.”

Jeff Haden for Inc.

el marketing del siglo XXI

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“Si quieres hacer crecer tu negocio, intentar convertir a desconocidos en clientes YA NO FUNCIONA; es el objetivo del marketing del pasado.

En el marketing del siglo XXI, quieres convertir a desconocidos en amigos, amigos en clientes y clientes en embajadores.”

Isabel Anthony Torres Se Ese Uno (new.seeseuno.es)

let’s stop the glorification of busy

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“Here are ten tips from Arianna and Thrive for creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder:

1. Redefine success.There’s no prize for working the most hours per week or making the most money.

2. Avoid burnout, stress and depression. Working harder doesn’t necessarily mean better results–in fact it can have the exact opposite effect.

3. Nurture your well-being. Make time to take care of yourself in terms of exercise, meditation, music, art, and family life–this isn’t selfishness, it’s good sense.

4. Sleep your way to the top. Get more sleep. Not getting enough sleep is associated with health risks and higher stress levels.

5. Take a digital detox. When’s the last time you turned off the cellphone and focused 100% on the people you’re with?

6. Keep learning. Learning shouldn’t stop when you’re out of school–indeed, that’s when learning may truly begin.

7. Listen to your inner voice. Listen to your gut feelings and be in touch with the perspective of your own thoughts.

8. Act like a child. Every action doesn’t have to advance your ability to earn money or exercise power.

9. Find solitude. Meditation helps relieve stress and helps us tap our inner voice. If you don’t like being with yourself, how can you expect others to like being with you?

10. Give back to your community. Being a compassionate person and helping others can help solve some of society’s biggest problems. Find a way that you can share your unique talents or time with a local shelter, an elderly home, or at your children’s school.

The question is: are you ready to stop the glorification of busy and start redefining success?”

Guy Kawasaki  author, speaker, investor and business advisor

my daily prioritization check-in

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“I have to remind myself that I’m acting against the great cultural tide of urgency. Prioritizing means not getting sucked into that tide. So I prioritize twice a day, as a ritual. The process for figuring out what is important is really just a simple series of questions:

  1. Do I really have to do this now?
  2. If so, is it “The Most Important Thing?”
  3. If not, where does it fit relative to the other tasks?
  4. Is someone waiting on me for this?
  5. If so, when do they need it?
  6. Does working/not working on this now have long-term consequences that I’m missing?

Part of reducing present shock is refusing to react. The best practice I’ve come up with is to not react to demands as they come in. Instead, I recognize them, and add them to a running list. Only when I have a proper break do I put them on the to-do list. The moment we enter “reaction” mode, we’ve surrendered our day to the whims of others.

The first check-in occurs in the middle of the day, before or after lunch. Am I working on what I said I was going to work on? Am I making progress? Am I working on the most important thing? I re-order appropriately. I’ve saved myself lots of frustration by course-correcting in the middle of the work day.

Check-in #2 is right before bed, when I plan for the next day. That way when I start at my desk in the morning, I don’t fall back into my inbox and back into response mode. And, if I do find I’m constantly reacting to the flood, I show myself some compassion. Drifting isn’t always a bad thing.””

Scott McDowell strategy consultant and a coach to new managers & first-time leaders

5 things super lucky people do

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“Follow these five tips and you can be as lucky as anyone, no four-leaf clover or rabbit’s foot required.

1_Play to your strengths. So much time and energy is wasted trying to do things you probably don’t do very well. Author and Inc. columnist Lewis Schiff learned from his survey of incredibly wealthy people that they got that way by focusing only on what they do best. Everything else you can delegate, or you could find a partner to compensate for your weaknesses. That way, you will shine where you excel and attract opportunity. Good things come to those who emanate success.

2_Prepare in advance. Unlucky people often get that way because they’re reactive and unprepared for whatever comes. People who have stored food and water in their basements aren’t lucky to find themselves prepared when disaster strikes, they used forethought to make sure they had what they might need just in case. I personally scoff at this horrible recent trend of disparaging business plans because things change constantly. The point of a business plan isn’t to follow it no matter what, it’s to establish a structure for smart decision making that allows you to succeed no matter what the future might bring.

3_Start early. Some people seem to have more hours in the day. I myself don’t need more than six hours of sleep and am constantly finding ways to be more efficient. I use that extra time to start my projects well in advance. My rewards aren’t dependent upon the time of day that I take action. (This column is being written at 3 a.m.) But it does matter that I’m beginning to explore projects I expect to complete months or years from now. So many people only want to put their energy into things that provide immediate gratification. The most fortunate people I know are the ones who planted seeds early and now reap that harvest of happiness.

4_Connect with as many people as possible. The key to success is access to opportunity. Access comes from influence. If you’re influential, people will come and bring opportunities to you. The bigger your following, the more powerful your influence. The only way to build a big following is to provide value to many people. You have to provide the sort of value that will cause people to spread your thoughts far and wide, attributing credit to you when they do. Are you creating that kind of value? If not, figure how you can.

5_Follow up. Opportunities often come and go because people don’t respond in a timely manner. I’m always amazed when people ask me for something and I respond only to never hear from them again. Three months ago, a young woman asked me if I hire interns or assistants. I replied immediately saying I’m always willing to consider hiring people who bring value to my work. I asked her how she thought she could enhance what I could do. I never heard from her again. Perhaps she now considers herself unlucky that opportunity doesn’t come her way. I believe that following up is often more powerful and impressive than the act of initiating.

May you be so lucky to have people in your life that follow up.”

Kevin Daum the best-selling author of ‘Video Marketing for Dummies’


clickrenovables.com asesora on line

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ClickRenovables es una plataforma web lanzada recientemente por tres emprendedores catalanes que ofrece asesoramiento a los usuarios que quieran conocer cual es la mejor opción para ahorrar con el uso de energías renovables o simplemente con la aplicación de mejoras de eficiencia energética en su instalación. Para ello, el portal cuenta con un directorio de más de 500 profesionales, a los que se les puede solicitar todo tipo de presupuesto de instalaciones, así como otros servicios siempre relacionados con las energías renovabes. También ofrece diversas herramientas de apoyo para que el usuario pueda ver la mejor opción según su ubicación y el tipo de edificio en el que reside. La plataforma se dirige tanto a clientes particulares, como empresas, administraciones públicas e industrias.

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El comentarista político Thomas Frank vuelve a la carga en este libro para explorar un fenómeno como mínimo sorprendente: cómo los conservadores estadounidenses, el populismo de derechas, ha logrado convencer al gran público de que las grandes corporaciones que ocasionaron la gran recesión actual en realidad eran sus principales víctimas. De modo que, en vez de cuestionar que  el mercado lo decida todo y criticar la desregulación lograda por el sector financiero que ha llevado a una concentración de riqueza —sin parangón en la historia— en el 1% de la población, buena parte del 99% menos favorecido ha apoyado que las ganancias se privaticen mientras las pérdidas bancarias son socializadas.

Pobres magnates, de Thomas Frank
Sexto Piso, Madrid, 2013
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las 10 características que aumentan el éxito y la esperanza de vida de las organizaciones

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“Estos son los principales rasgos diferenciales:

1_Pasión: la empresa forma parte de un proyecto de vida, que va más allá del trabajo.

2_Humildad: favorece una mejor relación con colaboradores, clientes, proveedores y otros grupos de interés.

3_Resilencia: capacidad de superar acontecimientos negativos y seguir hacia delante aprovechando las oportunidades.

4_Responsabilidad Social Corporativa: los valores sociales impregnan su cultura organizativa.

5_Personas: la fuerza de un equipo motivado y competente es otra fuente de ventajas competitivas.

6_Innovación: permite tener flexibilidad para adaptarse mejor a las transformaciones que se están viviendo en la mayoría de sectores por fenómenos como el bajo coste, la globalización, internet, etcétera.

7_Excelencia: la pasión por la calidad y el trabajo bien hecho permite mantener a los clientes actuales e ir ganando con el paso del tiempo.

8_Marketing: son empresas que invierten más o mejor que sus competidores en su marca  y en las acciones de marketing (precio, producto, publicidad, promoción, distribución…).

9_Internacionalización: en muchos sectores es fundamental estar bien posicionados en los mercados exteriores para complementar las ventas en el mercado nacional.

10_Finanzas prudentes: financian la mayor parte de sus inversiones con aportaciones de los accionistas o con los recursos generados por ellas mismas (aquellas empresas que ha sido conservadoras en los años de bonanza, es posible que ahora puedan aprovecharse mejor de las oportunidades que lleva la recesión, como comprar inmuebles o empresas a un buen precio).

Pero nada mejor que un buen líder para garantizar el futuro de cualquier organización.”

Oriol Amat i Pilar Lloret, economistes

la industria 2.0

random thoughts

“Hoy, si adaptamos la industria a los procedimientos aprendidos en otros sectores, nos digitalizamos, pensamos en red, estimulamos el talento, nos orientamos al mercado y, sobre todo, creemos en la industria, podemos forjar empresas que ganen dinero y que mantengan nuestro país al frente.”

Anna Mates directora de formació de la Fundació Eduard Soler