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Productivity boosts: Pareto’s Principle, Parkinson’s Law, and the Pomodoro technique

Have you ever had a concept explained to you that instantly helped you perform better due to the insights you received?  We know how valuable that can be, which is why we’re choosing to share three “P” principles with you today. Pareto’s Principle (Also known as the 80/20 rule) In 1906, Italian intellectual Valfredo Pareto […]

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Standing Desks: Help or Hype?

You may have heard some recent scientific studies that coined “sitting as the new smoking.”  While it is true that sitting for too long can be bad for your health, it’s not clear that the instinctive opposite reaction – to simply stand up for long periods of time – is the right answer.  Let’s look […]

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Personal Firearms: Why?

Some time ago we wrote about choosing between a Glock and Sig for an everyday carry, but it makes sense to go one step further back and ask, “Why own a firearm in the first place?”  This week’s article is a guest piece that answers that. I’ve served in the military for over 16 years; I’ve fired […]

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Derby Day Tips

The first Saturday in May is a special day in America: Churchill Downs runs the Kentucky Derby.  Gents don’t need to live in Kentucky to celebrate beautiful weather, strong horses, and well-hatted women.  So, here are some tips for you to make the most out of Derby Day The Attire Often Derby Day (or Easter Sunday) […]

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When Cars Fly…

Some time ago we discussed the coming advent of autonomous cars.  But did you realize that flying cars, which we remember from The Jetsons and Back to the Future, might actually get here sooner?  In this article we will discuss some of the challenges and show you a few candidates. Hard Stuff First Flying is […]

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Read like a Gent: So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport

“Follow your passion,” right?  Wrong, says Cal Newport.  The muse for his excellent and thoughtful book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You is none other than Steve Martin, who when he was asked for the steps necessary for others to follow in his footsteps, simply replied, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  You don’t […]

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