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Keeping energy high Add to ...

Keep energy high: meet in afternoon

Emily Pines, of the Energy Project, a New York consulting firm that helps companies make the best use of the energy of their staff, urges you not to schedule meetings for first thing in the morning.

That's when our energy is the highest and distractions the lowest, so employees should focus on their most challenging work. FastCompany.com

Be an angel and take this to work

Angel investor Auren Hoffman says an entrepreneur is someone who steals office supplies from home and takes them to work. Summation Blog

Many repurchases are a bust: study

A study of share repurchase announcements between 1994 to 2005 for companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange came up with some interesting findings.

For example, 69 per cent of them failed to acquire the target number of shares - and many failed to repurchase any shares at all.

The study was conducted by Dev Mishra and Marie Racine of the University of Saskatchewan, and Luke Schmidt of Greystone Managed Investments. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

Shut off display to save laptop battery

Turn Off LCD allows you to quickly turn your laptop's monitor on and off when you're in a meeting, to avoid draining the battery.

Click the icon on your desktop to shut off the monitor. Turn it on by hitting the space bar. Steve Bass's Tech Bites Newsletter

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