Public Service Post: Skåne Aquavit Recipe

Public Service Post: Skåne Aquavit Recipe

For those of you unfamiliar, aquavite is the “water of life” for scandinavians, especially Swedes from Skåne. The key to the best aquavit is putting it on a boat for a round trip to the equator and back. Unfortunately, that is not always practical. The following recipe will do in a pinch the next time Midsommars or Christmas sneaks up on you. Special note for you […]

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Personal Productivity for the ADD Monkey Brain

Personal Productivity for the ADD Monkey Brain

Next week is a new year so now is a great time to sort out how you are going to stay productive and organized in the upcoming year. I’ve just finished my time management/productivity/organizational system year-end housekeeping and realized that the latest version of my process has been rather successful. For the past eight months, it has provided: high level of user (me) compliance, improved daily focus, […]

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Higher ed and CRM, two great tastes that taste great together

Higher ed and CRM, two great tastes that taste great together

The Student-Centric Age of higher education has arrived. (The following is an excerpt from a white paper I scribbled up for my most excellent employer this week.) Higher Education is undergoing a massive transformation. Changing societal needs and advances in technology have combined to drive a rapid increase in the size and complexity of the postsecondary marketplace. New competitive forces have materialized. To help cope […]

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Public Service Post: Swedish Meatball Recipe

Public Service Post: Swedish Meatball Recipe

It’s the first of advent meaning that we have officially entered the sweet spot of Swedish meatball season. Much like the infamous Nilsson family glögg recipe, I get a lot of requests for our super traditional Köttbulle recipe. Don’t bother calling me or writing it down. Here it is, permanently recorded for all eternity on the interwebs. Ingredients: Cubed Bread – 2 cups Heavy Cream […]

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To-do List Gamification

To-do List Gamification

Sometimes I need a kick to get going on my personal to-do lists. To-do lists are so boring and lacking in productivity inspiration. Gamifying my to-do list is the perfect antidote when I don’t know what I should do with my weekend. My gamified to-do list randomizes which task I do next and adds the chance of being forced to do fun or relaxing activities. […]

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Use Biochemistry to Increase Your Personal Productivity

Use Biochemistry to Increase Your Personal Productivity

According to the neuroenergetic theory of attention, your ability to focus is limited by your neurons’ access to energy. After about 12 seconds of effort, your neurons run out of gas and you are left with a wandering mind. Now you have a sciencey explanation for all those unscheduled mental walkabouts that take place when you really should be working. This sciencey explanation can also […]

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Pomodoro Technique for Footballers

Pomodoro Technique for Footballers

One of my most successful productivity strategies is the Pomodoro Technique, but as a life-long footballer, I prefer to give it a slight twist. In a nutshell, the Pomodoro Technique is another name for “time blocking” or setting aside periods of time to focus on a single task. The name “pomodoro” comes from the Italian word for tomato and refers to a tomato shaped kitchen […]

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Public Service Post: Glögg Recipe

Public Service Post: Glögg Recipe

Nilsson’s äkta glögg, så fint som snus. Every winter I get lots of requests for the infamous Nilsson family glögg recipe. Here it is for your drinking pleasure. Note – I recommend wearing wear flame retardant clothing while cooking. Ingredients: Almonds, blanched and halved – 12 Raisins – 340g (3/4 lb) Prunes – 340g (3/4 lb) Orange, quartered – 1 Cloves, whole – 15 Cinnamon […]

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