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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.


Sep
1
comment What are more radical techniques for dispelling 'morning fog'?
asking for 'more radical' techniques brings this well into opinion and list based answers. We already have quite a few questions on improving sleep quality and timing, understanding alertness cycles etc. Please read the questions in the 'Related' sidebar to the right and then edit your question if you think you have further questions.
Aug
22
comment What environmental variables are most important to maintaining constant work flow?
This is a really useful answer. I was concerned the question would elicit opinions, but you have given factors that individuals may wish to control.
Aug
18
comment What are the different techniques at your disposal in increase productivity of meetings?
This is also far too broad a question - entire books have been written on this topic.
Aug
4
comment Dealing with Existential Crisis
This question is both too broad and when it comes down to it, not actually about productivity. Dealing with the crisis is the key factor here - if you deal with it you are back to your normal self.
Aug
3
comment Study Effectively
We have quite a few questions here on effective studying, and time management. Please read them, and if you have a specific question unanswered by them, feel free to ask it.
Jul
23
comment Average learning time for big list of topics
This will entirely depend on your ability to learn. Personally I'd agree with Robert that learning these is utterly infeasible. You could definitely read all those books in 3 months, but your retention... Closed as opinion based.
Jul
21
comment how to come out of self destructive mindset and be productive?
i Shravan, While I think Jeanne's answer cover's off a few of the points you have listed in your post. It is very difficult to understand what you are asking - we recommend you post one question so that it can be answered. You can edit your post to make it clearer.
Jul
18
comment How to manage time sensitive tasks on a kanban board
Margaret, if you are affiliated with this product, you must disclose this affiliation in your post. Otherwise this looks a lot like self promotion and will be deleted.
Jun
20
comment Can reading English literature be productive for a programmer?
As Stephan correctly pointed out, this is not on topic here. There could be all manner of discussion as to what people should do with their free time, but it is all subjective. One point all agree on is that a chunk of free time should be spent doing something entirely unconnected to your day job.
Jun
9
comment Does masturbation make you more or less productive?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is subjective and not about personal productivity as per the site scope
Jun
9
comment Does masturbation make you more or less productive?
This doesn't appear to sit within scope for this site. You may wish to ask this on skeptics, where it may be answered, but I think unless there have been studies then this is going to elicit opinion
Jun
9
comment Task management software to organize tasks visually… how would I find it?
Brad - you don't need to add your contact info to your answer, you can put it all in your profile page.
Jun
9
comment Is there an algorithm for adjusting seat for ideal posture (especially in cars)?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity
Jun
9
comment Is there an algorithm for adjusting seat for ideal posture (especially in cars)?
Sorry, but this is off topic here.
Jun
4
comment How identify negative aspects of your own personality?
Personality, psychology and similar areas are not on topic here unless the question is specifically about personal productivity as per the site scope.
Jun
4
comment How identify negative aspects of your own personality?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity.
Jun
3
comment Mail: Read = done, or should you archive to achieve 'inbox zero'?
Sander - you will even see from the answers that this question is only going to get opinions. There may be a question in there around defined benefits/measures, so if you could edit to show that, this may be opened again.
Jun
3
comment How does one handle it when he/she is the center of blame always?
As Dennis said, there may be a productivity question in there, but as it stands, this question appears to be off-topic. If you can edit it such that it comes back on topic, we can reopen.
May
28
comment Absorb a Text By Typing It Out
Welcome to personal productivity. Unfortunately this is not within scope for this site.
May
27
comment Left handed mousing without swapping the buttons
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity - you are asking for opinions on experimenting with a reconfiguration of a computer.