Are You Counting the Pills?

I always count the pills. And the widgets. (And pretty much anything I buy “by the numbers.”) It’s not that I expect any problems, it’s just that I want to make sure I’m getting what I pay for when it comes to products bought in open...

Why Tablets Are the Next Big Thing

Amazon just unveiled the Kindle Fire, a lower-priced entry into the tablet market that seems to be more e-reader than productivity tool. Add that to the Vizio tablet, which sports a more conventional Android interface, and tablet wars may be coming to a superstore...

How Do You Handle PITA Clients?

A friend of mine calls them PITAs. That’s short for Pain in the ______. As in clients (or customers) who are more trouble than they’re worth. I’m either lucky enough or wise enough not to have any PITAs. One advantage of being my own boss is I can...

Can You Work Without a Net?

I’ve been pondering routines lately: why you need them and when to break free. In a recent Workshifting post, I explored the paradox of the flexible routine: Working from home (or anywhere else you choose) isn’t about avoiding routine–it’s...