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Top Ten Ways to Make Productive Use of Precious Time

Where is your use of time heading you?

Where is your use of time heading you?

If you’re time poor as most of us are … read on.

We all cope with limited time in different ways.

MBF web developer Dan Williams says that his way of concentrating is ‘to zone out other people and conversations. I usually put my headphones on, so I can’t overhear other peoples, potentially interesting conversations.’

He is far more effective that way.

At MailBigFile we are concerned to save people time. Time is money. Loss of it is also frustrating and counter-productive. Read more…

When Disruptive Technologies Are Not As Great As They’re Cracked Up to Be

We can’t bury our heads in the sand, disruptive technologies wont go away

We can’t bury our heads in the sand, disruptive technologies wont go away

It’s widely accepted that disruptive technologies (Amazon of publishing; Netflix of television, Airbnb of hotels and Uber of taxis) are good things.

They stir competition, kill off old industries, shake everyone about, reduce costs, increase customer convenience and make loads of money.

But what about all the people who once worked in those now disrupted industries? Are they just casualties of technological progress, collateral damage in the relentless war of internet advance?

The Internet Is Not the Answer is a challenging and some might say provocative book by Andrew Keen, published in January 2015 as the net marks 15 years of commercial existence that looks at net casualties, among other aspects. Read more…

Seven Top Tips on How to be a Leader

Even a conga line has a leader

Even a conga line has a leader

Seven Top Tips on How to be a Leader

Whether you aspire to be a leader, actually are one in your workplace, social life or family or just want to see what makes a leader tick, this blog is for you.

Some people think a leader is born that way; others that leadership is thrust upon them and they will rise to the occasion. A few think you can learn to be a leader. Read more…

What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

24/7 culture is here to stay

24/7 culture is here to stay

The Debate: What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

Following news that the EU is pondering regulation against the 24/7 culture for employees, we discuss whether how you spend your time should be subject to restrictive legislation for your well being or whether you should decide. Read more…

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

Google’s automated, self-driving car

Google’s automated, self-driving car

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

There’s been lots of news and noise recently about the driverless car. This is the future and is hurtling towards us from all directions as companies race to corner the market and the public waits, wondering about safety and such like.

Started in the USA, the idea is now approved for public trials in automated shuttles in the UK. The automated vehicle industry is being born. Read more…