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Why do people share online?

5 motivations for sharing: Altruism. We share to bring valuable and entertaining content to others. We think about what our friends want to know, and try to help them out. Self-definition. We share to define ourselves to others. Perhaps this notion is better phrased as, “you are what you share”. People consciously shape their online...

top 5 regrets before dying

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate...

Before You Hire A Web Design Firm, Read This

This post will save you heartache and money. Your website can and should be one of the main drivers of leads for your business. Before you hire a web developer, there are some things you should know to ask. The majority of buyers go online to research their purchase decisions and your website needs to...

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists &...

The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

You may have heard about Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon before. In fact, you probably learned about it for the first time very recently. If not, then you just might hear about it again very soon. Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon where one happens upon some obscure piece of information - often an unfamiliar word or name - and...

procrastination

Procrastination by Johnny Kelly Прокрастинация Когда не хочется, но надо Был у меня клиент — инвестбанкир. Писал ему текст для сайта. Встречался сначала с его помощником: все было чудесно, но никакой конкретики. Подписали договор. Встретился с клиентом, и ужаснулся: сигара, расстегнутая рубашка, мат через слово, цинизм и пренебрежение. «Ладно, — убеждаю себя, — он мне...

13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

…and one weird trick you won’t believe works every time. The hardest part of design is presenting work. You can’t even argue about this. I’ve seen people who did amazing work get up in front of a client and lay eggs. I’ve also seen people do alright work and work clients around their little finger....