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Catching the Government Unicorn

Catching the Government Unicorn

When you think of the public sector, the last thing you probably think of is speedy transformations. Most people associate the government with slow politicians deliberately delaying progress in any direction. If you think this way, you aren’t wrong. But you aren’t wholly right either. Government unicorns exist, and we need to be paying more […]

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

What I learned from Vilfredo Pareto and my first golf coach

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 5 If you are like most people you don’t prepare for work. You simply  “work”. Yes, you may have your to-do lists and your meetings are in your calendar; and yes, occasionally you spend time planning for a presentation to the “big client”. But like most of us, […]

4 Steps to Manage your Digital Overload

4 Steps to Manage your Digital Overload

Emails, social media and mobile messaging applications can make your job easier and more productive. I can’t imagine a life without my smartphone (thank you Steve Jobs!). If you have ever lost your phone, you know what I mean. We are currently travelling in Europe and my wife’s phone got stolen last week so we […]

Are you a fire fighter? Do it, delegate it or defer it

Are you a fire fighter? Do it, delegate it or defer it

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 4 Do you find yourself caught up in a constant round of fire fighting? Are you running around like a headless chicken? Is there ever a quiet moment?  I have been there and I still fall off the wagon occasionally. It’s like an addiction. For a long time […]

9 Golden Guidelines for a Productive Meeting

9 Golden Guidelines for a Productive Meeting

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 2 Have you watched David Grady’s TED Talks “How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings?” You have to watch it! David Grady is making a case that the world must be saved from bad and inefficient meetings. “An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded […]

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

Get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to go — James C Collins, Good to Great,  2001 Great people make great companies. In the software industry the “10x” theory is widely accepted and often quoted by industry leaders. I totally agree that some programmers or software developers can be more much […]

 Task Switching Kills Productivity

 Task Switching Kills Productivity

“From Burnout to Superman Productivity” Series: Tip 1 You feel overwhelmed, tired and stressed. You don’t get important things done. The to-do list is growing every day. You are multitasking to “save” time. When it gets really bad, you feel burned out and completely lose your motivation. If you empathise with the situation, don’t panic… […]

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

Let’s face the reality: not all software development projects are successful! Statistics about failed IT projects is just mind-blowing (I know you have read this before so I will not repeat this again). The question is what do we do when everything is about to fall apart. When your client is threatening to throw you […]

JONAS LIND is a co-founder of two IT companies, one in Sweden and one in Malaysia. He has been in the IT industry since 2000. He currently resides in Malaysia with his family.

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