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get started on any task by asking this simple question

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Procrastination!  The dreaded word.  Most of us complain about it, we make it our excuse and label ourselves “a procrastinator”, as though that let’s us off the hook or makes it easier to fight.  The problem is, we still aren’t getting the important stuff done.  More importantly, we aren’t doing  the stuff we really want to do. So, without going into a long-winded chat about why we procrastinate (that’ll be for another time), here’s a question to help you get back to basics and start moving… At a recent meeting  we were discussing how to implement a new networking service. …

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Giving by doing – Luke Flegg and Pasco

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Luke Flegg and Pasco talk about their experiences establishing Dignity Platform, a space for people to hire services, share their skills, support others and donate all in one place. As an up-and-coming service, they share what they’ve learnt on their journey so far. Here, Luke and Pasco talk about their experiences establishing Dignity Platform, a space for people to hire services, share their skills, support others and donate, all in one place. As an up-and-coming service, they share the initial tribulations and successes of the last year and a half, what they’ve learnt so far and how they manage their …

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Creating a more sustainable planet – Marco Blumendorf

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Dr. Marco Blumendorf shares his experience of founding and building a charity and an association to create more sustainable cities in Europe by supporting novices and expert-professionals to become more sustainable.  He shares the development of the organisation from the first event they ran to their current vision. Marco led the development and technology department at the Berlin-based startup smartB Energy Management GmbH. He has strong experience in building teams and managing international IT projects and earned a doctorate from the TU Berlin in 2009 for his work in smart environments and human-computer interaction. Marco enjoys traveling, sports and being …