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Use your words

November 18th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Tools - (Comments Off on Use your words)

Joe has one tweet that I’ve had favourited for years now. It’s one of those things that we have always agreed on and something that makes us both unsuited for academia and probably comes from our journalistic background: We resent the use of large words when smaller ones will suffice. I find that a lot …
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Scenius stealing

April 13th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Tools | Work - (Comments Off on Scenius stealing)

In his new book Show Your Work (the follow up to Steal like an Artist, hence the title of this post), Austin Kleon argues that most great thinkers did not do their thinking alone. It is impossible to be creative by yourself, you need other thinkers to talk things out with. That’s the scenius Kleon …
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Demonstrating power

October 4th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Tools | Work - (Comments Off on Demonstrating power)

Today at Blissdom Canada we got to hear a keynote from Kirstine Stewart, the head of Twitter Canada. She had a lot of interesting things to say about how people use Twitter and the evolution of it, but one thing stuck out from her talk and it was the answer to a question. Someone asked …
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Keeping organized with Trello

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Tools | Work - (Comments Off on Keeping organized with Trello)

I keep a lot of lists. It’s something that I learned at a summer job years ago – keeping a notebook with my upcoming tasks and check boxes beside keeps me on track. I’ve tried to keep these lists going with colleagues and at home with my husband, but it’s been hard to find a …
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On a scale of 1 to 10

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Tools | Work - (Comments Off on On a scale of 1 to 10)

I recently did some work entering and analyzing survey data for a client, and the way I approached it was to seek out a survey website and build an electronic version of the survey that my client’s client had sent out as a hard copy. My first attempt was to use Survey Monkey, because it’s …
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