Why A Sense Of Purpose Motivates Better Work

Which contributes more to a fulfilled work life, money or a sense of purpose in what you do? Which motivates you to do better? While money is certainly important, feeling some kind of purpose in your work generally leads to a happier working environment and often a more profitable one as well.

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Why You Shouldn’t Evaluate Your Design Skills Through Comparison With Others

It’s natural to compare your skills and abilities to others who do the same kind of work as you. How helpful is it, though? Do you feel like a better designer after the comparison? Did the comparison help you learn something?

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Reminder: Google Reader Is Closing Its Doors

On Monday Googe Reader is going away. As someone who doesn’t use Google Reader to manage feeds this change won’t affect my reading habits, but as someone who runs a blog where 70% of you are using Google Reader in some form, I expect to be affected.

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How To Recognize When An Opportunity Is Right For You

How often does opportunity strike? Is it a once in a lifetime proposition. Is it your only hope for starting a business before it’s gone forever? Or is it something that comes again and again waiting for you to be ready for it?

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Learning Through Exercise — The Bridge Between Theory And Real World Practice

My current approach to learning design is reaching a point where it’s beginning to fail me. I don’t mean to imply that it doesn’t work at all, but rather it seems to only have the ability to take me so far and I’m starting to bump up against its limits. With some aspects of design my approach is plateauing at a point at which I still want to climb higher.

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