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Jabe Bloom

CTO in Shepherdstown

Myths of Productivity

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2013
IN BALTIMORE, MD @ VOL 1

People nowadays are obsessed with being busy, but are they really being productive with their time? Jabe Bloom teaches us how to use methods like scaffolding and timeboxing to help us be more efficient with our time.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 23, 2013.

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Breathe

BY MARCO PETKOVSKI
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Marco Petkovski, the Measurement Lead at Teehan+Lax, explains how inner peace and acceptance of circumstance can help us work more effectively. He goes further into the influence of stress on creative thinking and the contagiousness of calmness, and shares the secret of how we can be more creative and produce the best work of our lives. All we need to do is breathe. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on February 27, 2014.

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The New Age of Work

BY STEFAN APFELBAUM
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Stefan Apfelbaum discusses what work has become for people in large corporations and businesses. There is a delicate balance between productivity and beaurocracy, and we must consider how our coworkers and personal motivation impact our creativity in the workplace. 

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Start Up the Party

BY KEIGO FUKUGAKI
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Alisaun and Keigo Fukugaki, along with Nina Mehta travel to Tokyo, from San Francisco to bring together the minds of young minds and entrepreneurs to create new ideas for the future of Japan. Starting off in the Bay Area city, the trio expanded and grown over time, creating some amazing memories and new invative ideas with new people. Traveling abroad is their goal to see what is out in the world, and how they can help make it a better place. 

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Longboarding: It's All Downhill from Here

BY JAIME LANGEWEG
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Skateboarding has become a massively commercialised sport. Wich completely contradicts the rebellious nature and roots of this pass time. These past few years we have seen an uprise of the longboarding movement. This new group has remarkably different values and ideas than the classic streetskater. But, in the end they still practise the same sport. Can these differences progress the sport as a whole? 

It’s All Downhill from Here

In this presentation, Jaime Langeweg tries to answer the question: why do I skate? Jaime explains what it means to have flow in one’s life. The act of fluid style and movement in skateboarding translates very well to other aspects of life. For example, having flow in your writing, drawing and even studying can massively improve your productivity.

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The Pomodoro Technique

BY SHEY CROMPTON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Software tester, Shey Crompton guides us through the little-known technique that boasts workflow, increases productivity and stops procrastination.

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Drugs & Discipline: How Artists Get it Done

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Amy Arsenio has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Information Studies. She has worked as a bookstore clerk, librarian (in five library systems!), and private investigator and is the mother of two little boys and lives in Toronto. Here she brings to us the strange and unusual habits which great artists used to drive their work.

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Invisible Forces

BY BOBBY KONERU
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 21, 2018

Bobby Koneru describes how creativity, productivity, and happiness may be found in the silent, invisible spaces of our mind, rather than through our five senses.

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Empty Your Head

BY DAVID GRIFFIN
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

David Griffin explains how to avoid feeling overwhelmed and get more done by getting things out of our heads and making action lists that really work. 

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Simplification through Automation

BY NAMRATA MAHESH KUMAR
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

In the times when doing repeated tasks can affect productivity and time management, automation can be used to simplify and accomplish tasks faster.

Namrata Mahesh Kumar shares her experience in the software industry, where she learnt how things can be simplified in daily life with minimum software skills.