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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Be more creative in life and at work

According to Big Magic, a new book on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert, the reason you haven’t written your novel yet – or taken…

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Should we make friends at work?

Once upon a time, we had jobs for life, which meant colleagues for life. A character in Ricky Gervais' The Office, said: “The people you work with are people you were just thrown together with.You spend more time with them than your friends and family, but probably all you’ve got in common is the fact that you walk around on the same bit of carpet for eight hours a day.” That assessment may be even more accurate today: according to the psychologist Adam Grant; fewer and fewer of us have any close friends at work. It’s worse in America where, between the 1980s and 2000s, the proportion of people who said they had a good work friend slid from half to less than a third. But the situation’s hardly wonderful in Britain, where 42% of us don’t. It’s easy to guess why. Once, we had jobs for life, which meant colleagues for life, plus company events for the family. Now, writes Grant; “work is a more…

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Are computers going to steal all our jobs?

In the 60s and 70s, the whole point of the robots of the future, was to make our lives easier, enabling us to…

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