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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
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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.


Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to reach your potential
Mar
9
comment How to think effectively?
John, can you add a brief summary here? It would make this answer even more useful to know at a high level what aspects it covers
Mar
7
comment Doing a lot of things in one day— good or bad?
Tom, the distinction between short and long term memory is well accepted and goid training plans work to ensure short term learning is pushed into long term storage.
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I maintain consistency when learning a new skill?
Mar
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the best way to improve English vocabulary?
Mar
3
answered Doing a lot of things in one day— good or bad?
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Detecting and overcoming procrastinating
Mar
1
answered Consistent errors in math and programming
Feb
28
answered How safe and future-lasting is my personal life on the cloud?
Feb
27
comment How to organise the mental and physical chaos in my life?
Because you need to organise yourself, and then use a tool which fits the way you work to take over some of the organisational tasks. Don't pick a tool and expect it to make everything suddenly work.
Feb
27
comment How to organise the mental and physical chaos in my life?
It is absolutely viable. I manage teams of up to 100 in countries all around the world on multiple projects for multiple clients, and trust me - I only use two tools to manage all of it. A project management tool and a spreadsheet which I use for separate tasks. Blindly following is not a useful option, and I endeavour to connect personally with all projects and all client teams.
Feb
27
answered How to organise the mental and physical chaos in my life?
Feb
26
revised How do you go about preparing for your talk?
added 1166 characters in body
Feb
26
answered How do you go about preparing for your talk?
Feb
25
comment Time management strategies for computer science students
Nice succinct list!
Feb
25
comment While learning any new programming language, is it a myth to use a basic text editor instead of an IDE to learn concepts?
Be are that there is not a consistent rails approach- itactually changes reasonably frequently as concepts seem to update nearly as often as versions
Feb
23
answered How to remain calm during a tense period?
Feb
21
comment Why is my productivity the lowest in afternoon?
Physical exercise is one of best two ways to feel 'up' physically (the others being rest, stimulant chemicals etc) - so while the first few times you may need to force yourself to go, your body will enjoy it.
Feb
19
comment Is there such a thing as a package receiving service?
Joe - yes, but many countries don't have a direct equivalent of that :-)
Feb
18
answered Relaxing at work