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October 14, 2008

July - Management for the Rest of Us

This month Iíve done you a favour. Having discovered that 82% of you work over 35 hours per week, I was motivated to find time you didnít think you had. More about that in a minuteÖ

Everyone Should Get A Round Tuit

Many years ago my mum bought my dad a small wooden disc, with the word ďTuitĒ painted on it. My mum figured that now my dad had gotten a round tuit, things might start happening around the house. You canít fault that logic.

When time is tight, personal development can grind to a halt. Procrastination blocks progress. So thatís where the 5 page business book summaries from Get Abstract come in, singing and dancing their way into your time starved life. There are over 4,500 books to choose from, and with 50 new titles per month, you can get round to advancing your knowledge and skills. Today.

And the survey says…

I’m still curious to know more about you, so please take this tiny 2 question survey to tell me about your reading habits.

How Cornflakes Revolutionised The Working Week

The credit crunch brings many things into question - our relationship with money, work, family, friends and our community.  You will be intrigued by the Kellogg’s Company’s solution to the 1930’s Depression – the 30 hour work week.  Find out if you are achieving a healthy work life balance in this article, with ideas to help you think through this testing time.

MFTROU Quick Guide

Another quick read is on how to increase web page accessibility. And that’s all, no pad, filler or fluff.

Warm Regards
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Lyndsay Swinton

PS If you participate in the 2 question survey I’ll let you in on the results next month :o)

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1. How Business Book Summaries Saved My Veggie Patch
Do you have problems keeping up with the latest business books? Summaries distilling the best bits for me to quickly quaff, has been my endless search to support my ongoing professional and personal development. Then I found Get Abstract’s business books summaries….

2. Achieving a Work Life Balance: How Cornflakes Revolutionised the Working Week
Wondering if you are achieving a healthy work life balance? Tell tale signs of poor work life balance include high stress, overtime, absence and staff turnover. Achieving a balance between work and life become increasingly important when family responsibilities increase, and care for children or other dependants is a priority.

3. Mftrou Quick Guide: How To Increase Web Page Accessibility
This short article on how to increase web page accessibility fits with the Management For The Rest of Us ethos – all abilities are welcome. Internet accessability is important – knowing how to increase font size is a start, and changing the text and background colours also helps.


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