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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
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I have been managing international teams on global improvement programmes for FTSE and Fortune 100 companies for the last 10 years or so, and have a pretty good grasp on managing productivity from myself and teams of up to 100 - but still loads to learn.

Got my Prince2 foundation, and familiar with it through various public sector contracts.

I am a long term member of Mensa, the high IQ society, and head up two professional bodies in Scotland: ISACA and the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Have founded two consultancies, and run large teams for two global professional services firms - so have an excellent view of the balance required at both ends.

Tend to look at the bigger picture, rather than the benefits of a specific tool.


Nov
23
comment I am motivated and pumped up when I'm around people, but when I'm alone, I could care less. How do I keep the energy going?
It would be helpful if you explained why those websites can be helpful
Nov
18
reviewed Close Single email or multiple emails for personal, work and recurring notifications
Nov
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I ensure that I will get back on track after disruption in personal life?
Nov
14
comment Wiki system for mathematical notetaking
not on topic here - migrating to Software Recs
Nov
10
answered Should your short-term goals be ambitious?
Nov
3
reviewed Close The best “negative motivation” movies (or books, etc.)?
Nov
3
reviewed Close Trouble focussing during one on one classes
Nov
3
comment Trouble focussing during one on one classes
Hi Tanya, this is not on topic here. Jan's comment was brief, but valid - you should visit someone who can diagnose this.
Oct
27
comment How to change my negative thoughts into positive ones?
I'd have to agree with THelper here. This is a much bigger issue than a personal productivity one that folks on a website can advise on. Counselling for you both is likely to help.
Oct
21
comment How to “do it now”?
what - that first link THelper posted is exactly applicable. Read the answers there. There are no tricks - you just need to identify when you are procrastinating, and stop it.
Oct
14
comment How to be productive on publishing scientific papers?
I'm not sure this will work either, but is much closer to answerable, so I have reopened
Oct
14
comment How to be productive on publishing scientific papers?
Comparing all the folks I know who submitted papers for PHD, some waited until deadlines, some worked constantly throughout the year, some worked in mornings, some were most productive when working internships, others when relaxing in the country. This is the problem with questions that ask for something definite - publishing papers isn't anything special, it's the same as many other forms of work. Suddenly trying to fit a years worth of work into a month doesn't work, so there isn't a way to show you a productivity trick that will suddenly get you there.
Oct
14
comment Self-hosted Evernote alternative?
Yep - same Marius. Edited a disclosure. Would be good if he could add info about it though
Oct
14
revised Self-hosted Evernote alternative?
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Oct
14
comment Reminder services: do they exist?
There are many life coaching services. I really wouldn't class this as life coaching though. Trying to think of a term that would help you search, and I'm coming up blank. It's almost hand-holding or nannying.
Oct
13
comment Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
A lot of these things do come down to that. I often find with new members of my team that until they have been pushed they don't know just how much they can achieve. Practicing difficult things often makes them easier.
Oct
13
revised Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
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Oct
13
comment Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
Actually, that is worth popping in here. I've mentioned it before and on my latest meta question. I'll edit it in. Thanks.
Oct
13
answered Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to
Oct
12
comment Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?
Comments are really just for minor queries/clarifications etc.If you can get some more upvotes to get to 20 rep - enough for chat - then we can move this to chat where conversations are appropriate.