Safety was never my primary interest during my studies as a chemical
engineer (although I got sprayed once with concentrated sulfuric acid
during an experiment, making my face look like a moonscape), nor
when I started working in the industry. I found myself very soon in
the normal rut of thinking that safety was the job of the safety professional,
and had nothing to do with us production people.
These days, there's hardly a mission statement that doesn't herald it, or a CEO who doesn't laud it. And yet despite all of the attention that business creativity has won over the past few years, maddeningly little is known about day-to-day innovation in the workplace. Where do breakthrough ideas come from? What kind of work environment allows them to flourish? What can leaders do to sustain the stimulants to creativity -- and break through the barriers? Teresa Amabile has been grappling with those questions for nearly 30 years.
Safety was never my primary interest during my studies as a chemical engineer (although I got sprayed once with concentrated sulfuric acid during an experiment, making my face look like a moonscape), nor when I started working in the industry. I found myself very soon in the normal rut of thinking that safety was the job of the safety professional, and had nothing to do with us production people.
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Chapter 2: A Few Myths About Managing Your Time. If you take aspirin after drinking alcohol, you’ll never get a headache. If you read in dim light, you’ll eventually go blind. Water going down a drain in Australia will always flow counterclockwise.
hese and other beliefs have so often been repeated that they’ve taken on a life of their own. Yet each is absolutely false. When beliefs are repeated or put into print, they tend to become more credible, even factual. Such myths seem especially indestructible in time management lore.
There is a widespread belief that until we attain some pre-ordained age we
are completely malleable. After this we cure like cement and change only marginally
as we age. While I believe this notion may be true in a broad context, it is
no more than a very rough approximation. I have been fortunate to experience
formative influences well after I should have cured.
The subject of creativity in public relations is something of an enigma. Ask
any client or senior manager what key skills are required by a PR practitioner
and they will invariably include the ability to be creative and to add
the creative dimension to their work.
In the UK, public relations practitioners work in an industry with
millions of pounds spent by organizations and clients to pay them to be
creative and practise creativity.
It seems that Wi-Fi networks have been misunderstood by much of the IT community since their inception.
Even the reasons for this misunderstanding are kind of hard to understand. It could be that the rising populari-
ty of Wi-Fi caused demand to surge ahead of the supply of professionals ready to manage networks. Maybe it’s
that networking folks and radio frequency folks both had to learn the other side’s technology on a fairly inti-
mate level. Maybe it’s just that engineers cooped up in an RF chamber all day have a hard time explaining
The items in the Product Backlog can vary significantly in size; however, the larger ones will
often be broken into smaller pieces during the Sprint Planning Meeting, and the smaller ones
may be consolidated. One of the myths about Scrum is that it prevents you from writing
detailed specifications; in reality, it’s up to the Product Owner and Team to decide just how
much detail is required, and this may vary from one Product Backlog item to the next. The
general advice is to state what’s important in the least amount of space necessary – in other
words, one doesn’t...
The first SWF was established by Kuwait in 1953 as a means to help stabilize
the economy from fluctuating oil prices.
In 1956 the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati)
established the Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund to manage profits from
phosphate mining. Following Kuwait and Kiribati, the next major SWFs were
created in the 1970s in the wake of the oil shock. The most recent wave began in the
1990s with the Norway Government Pension Fund-Global in 1990 and continues to
Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular diseases, which
are diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. Other
cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure,
and rheumatic heart disease.
One reason some women aren’t too concerned about heart
disease is that they think it can be “cured” with surgery. This is
a myth. Heart disease is a lifelong condition—once you get it,
you’ll always have it. True, procedures such as bypass surgery
and angioplasty can help blood and oxygen flow to the heart