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It's h ard to know a lot about a little

Intelligence is the combination of knowing a lot about a little while you also know a little about a lot, says entrepreneur Seth Godin. But the Internet has made the world around us – and the information needed to be worldly – much larger, making it more difficult to know a little about a lot. Seth’s Blog

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Want a job? Be a freelancer first

Projects are the new job interviews, says Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business. A growing number of companies are using potential recruits as freelance workers first or assigning projects where the folks hiring can work alongside the people they are considering hiring for a while. Sometimes the sessions will even pit candidates against each other. HBR Blogs

Don’t be afraid to disagree

Leadership trainer Dan Rockwell says if you never disagree with your boss, you’re irrelevant. To disagree successfully, ask before any disagreements emerge about what you should do when it inevitably happens. As well, watch when others disagree and learn from those experiences. “Avoid win-lose situations, it’s likely you’ll lose,” he adds. Leadership Freak

Tech Tip: Unplugging USB flash drives

· If you unplug a USB flash drive while the computer is writing files to it or reading it you could corrupt files. If you want to remove USB drives on Windows 7 by just unplugging them rather than first clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon, plug a drive into the computer and open device manager. Expand Disk Drives, and then find the entry for your removable drive. Right click on that entry, click Properties, and then select Quick Removal default. PCWorld.com

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

 

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