This post is a landing page for a tweet that will send from my account every time an (US) astronaut leaves the earth for space. Clearly I will not be monitoring all space activity personally, but as NASA have just added a channel IFTTT I thought it only right to play with it.
Sharing documents with colleagues is a fairly seamless process these days. Much more challenging is moving beyond sharing and on to real (even real-time) collaboration. If you have ever collaborated on a document or presentation you will know the problems associated with keeping track of the latest version, particularly if two (or more) people work […]
There has been a lot of buzz over the last few weeks about an article in the journal of Psychological Science. It has been claimed that the article destroys Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. The essence of the rule is that it takes 10,000 hours of hard practice to reach an elite level […]
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This is an abridged recording of a talk given at the Promise of Peace conference in Northern Ireland hosted by Queens University Belfast at the Ulster Museum.
This activity is supported by funding from the British Academy of Management and The Leverhulme […]
This is a basic guide for converting an EndNote database format file to Microsoft XLS or XLSX (Excel).
Converting from EndNote to MS Excel is a far from trivial task as there is no single agreed standard database format for storing academic references. In addition, author fields can have single or multiple authors and this […]
Professor Gerard P Hodgkinson from the University of Warwick deliverd his keynote speech to the New Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Conference hosted at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in September 2012. The address provides a powerful review of the field of cognition from early concepts of schema right through to the frontiers of neuroscience.
Today I am at the LSE Future of Academic Impact Conference.
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The main conference room is pretty full with about 350 people expected to attend. Obviously it is an issue touching the hearts of academics. There are also a number of breakout sessions. First […]
The move towards Open (public) Access to published research, specifically research funded by the public purse, has gained significant momentum in the past few years. The initiative has real merit, even if not completely without its own issues. However, as with most […]
For most academics, reference management software is an essential element of their tool kit and performs a number of important roles. When I started writing academic works, a pen and a typing service were coupled with a new technology called Post-its to create copy. How quickly things have moved on. The development of electronically searchable […]
In January I predicted that we would see Apple deliver dividends in Q3 2012. I got it wrong, they are going for Q2 (that July 1 which is Apple’s fiscal Q4 2012) and this table is going to look very different for the foreseeable future. So what does that mean for Apple’s future […]
It appears money does grow on trees, but only a particular brand of Apple tree. Apple Inc released their Q1 2012 results during the week and they have exceeded all expectations. The results are ahead of revenue predictions from independent analysts by over 7% and a staggering 18% ahead of institutional investors. So […]
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This is brilliant. Read the whole thread. twitter.com/maryrobinette/…
Very sad to hear that Feargal Quinn has died. He was always a thorough gentleman, a great champion of customer service, and servant to the country. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. independent.ie/business/irish…
RT @AcademicsSay A good dissertation is a done dissertation. A great dissertation is a published dissertation. A perfect dissertation is neither.
RT @TalebQuotes Decline starts with the replacement of dreams with memories and ends with the replacement of memories with other memories.