Crossing Boundaries

Mitch Hobish Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

Have you ever been in a situation where—despite all your best efforts—some circumstance completely beyond your control crept into your carefully constructed reality, changing things for the worse, or even just forcing you to take some action that hadn’t anticipated? I got to thinking about this as a general phenomenon this morning upon seeing this item that shows that half¬† …

No Lunch Break?

Mitch Hobish Growth, Leadership, Productivity

It seems that the injunction—real or perceived—to do more with less is having an impact on the lunch break. According to this item from LiveScience, fewer people than before are taking their lunch breaks, with a concomitant effect on their performance. I acknowledge that I haven’t worked in a formal organizational setting for a very long time, but even when …

Sometimes, It All Just Works

Mitch Hobish Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

As of this writing, the successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) is old news, but the technology that allowed it to happen and also allowed me to partake of the excitement is what I wish to address today. The night of the landing, I was exhausted—so much so that I just couldn’t get my act together enough …

Did You Say What You Meant?

Mitch Hobish Growth, Leadership, Productivity

The topic of an item I found today is interesting in its own right, but it was the shortened title of the material, provided by the editor of a summary newsletter, that caught my eye. “Modern culture began earlier than thought”, reads the headline—not too far removed from the title of the linked-to item, above. My first interpretation of this …