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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
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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.


Jun
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awarded  Convention
Jun
28
comment Does following a highly disciplined religion help in improving personal productivity?
If there was a notable claim to this effect I would suggest migrating to Skeptics. This may not be answerable objectively.
Jun
23
comment What's the proper way to learn touch typing?
Before trying it I was about 20 wpm, now I'm about 90wpm - still not very fast, but fast enough for a programmer/coder. Just keep focusing on the home position. Perhaps try practicing more often, but for less time. Quick sessions before work, breaks, lunchtime, and after you have delivered your article?
Jun
22
answered What's the proper way to learn touch typing?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What genre of music helps in increasing productivity?
Jun
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is there an email/forum productivity tool which can automate reply generation?
Jun
22
revised Is there an email/forum productivity tool which can automate reply generation?
Improved grammar
Jun
22
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Application to handle Gantt Charts for multiple projects on Mac
Jun
22
revised Application to handle Gantt Charts for multiple projects on Mac
Corrected capitalization; Improved grammar
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there any multi-platform cloud based Pomodoro application?
Jun
21
comment How to deal with unreliable technology?
Avoiding them is a technical question - which is off topic here, as Jeanne pointed out. Minimising your pain and grief by maximising your productivity in the down time is on topic.
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Speed reading technique - How do I get rid of subvocalisation?
Jun
20
answered How to even out work flow when there is a lot of work and when there isn't much work
Jun
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What software for Time Tracking and Billing?
Jun
10
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
There are an unlimited number of reasons. While there are a tiny percentage of people who do need extra help in the chemical stimulus department, it is unlikely.
Jun
9
answered How can I remain productive when working long hours?
Jun
9
comment How can I remain productive when working long hours?
Justin - I would assume it was moved because it was not wanted on programmers. The productivity community here has programmers as well as a wide range of other individuals and this question is really not about programming, so I would wait and see what answers you get.
Jun
9
answered how much does one need to change their living situation to be productive enough?
Jun
4
comment Monitor Display Settings for better productivity
Also useful: get a monitor with a high refresh rate - this reduces tiredness and eyestrain