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Scott’s Thoughts: A Fruitful Future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money you make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling you get when you reach inbox zero? Fighting real fires is a good and necessary [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Begin by Not Beginning

“Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.” Charles de Gaulle, French general and statesman, from his War Memoirs (1960) There’s probably a project you have in the back of your mind that you’d like to get to, but haven’t for one reason or another. It may even be something [...]

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Apps to Help Manage Your Screen Time

Screen addiction is real, and it’s not just adults who are suffering from the impulse to reach for that phone or tablet. It’s also taking a toll on kids. Even the parents of Silicon Valley giants are raising their kids with a dose of low-tech mindfulness. If you’re looking for ways to track and manage the amount [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Mind the Winds

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Sir Winston Churchill British statesman When you’re out riding a bike, there’s nothing so welcome as a lucky tailwind. Suddenly the pace picks up and the work seems a little easier. What is a fight one direction turns into a glide by comparison. A tailwind can [...]

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Create & Collaborate on Documents with Draft

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s an ever increasing number of cloud-based applications that used to be restricted to the domain of the desktop or laptop computer. Word processing, spreadsheet programs, and photo editing suites are all available in various browser-based forms. While most of these cloud applications look and work just like their local [...]

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Organize Your Projects with Gingko

How do you currently breakdown projects into manageable actions? What tools do you use to brainstorm, plan, and then act on your ideas? From a stack of blank notecards to complex project management software, there are tons of solutions out there for organizing and accomplishing ambitious plans. Finding the right tool can make a huge [...]

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Speed Through Email with Google’s Smart Reply

If you’re a Gmail user, you may be familiar with Google’s “next generation” email client, “Inbox.” Inbox is a feature-rich mobile and web-based client for maximizing your Gmail account. Some of its most popular features include “Pinning” messages, creating reminders, and “snoozing” emails so they come back later to be dealt with. According to TechCrunch, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Don’t Follow Your Passion?

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” -Benjamin Franklin, (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. One of the most common cliches of American life is the dictum to “follow your passion.” There are many variants on this advice, including “Do what you love [...]

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Use Your iPad as a Second Display with Duet

Ever wished you could expand your laptop’s real estate by using your iPad as a second monitor? Now there’s a high-performance app for that. Duet Display is an app created by ex-Apple software engineers which allows you to have 60fps retina-display quality on your iPad (or iPhone) via a lightning or 30-pin cable (the same one [...]

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New Productivity Tools from Dropbox

Dropbox may be one of the most essential tools our teams use on a regular basis to be more productive, backup important personal files, and share documents with others. If you’re not using Dropbox, you should certainly get your free account now. Recently, the cloud storage behemoth released a slew of new productivity features to make an [...]

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