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Learning to Be Ambidextrous

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am·bi·dex·trous : using both hands with equal ease

Ambidextrous

You Can Color Twice as Much !!

Why should one care about being able to use both hands with equal ease ? There are several reasons. I found a great article here.  I do not think one can become ambidextrous completely, in a sense, he/she can perform any action with either hand with same ease. But most of us can learn to perform several tasks (if not all) with either hand, just by the way of practice.
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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 25, 2008 at 7:08 am

Posted in Productivity, Self Improvement

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Best Use of Lunch Time

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Generally I carry my own lunch to office, and have my lunch with other colleagues. But few weeks ago,  I could not carry my own lunch for almost a week. Off course, I had my lunch in near by restaurant. (It was good change, but that is not the point of this post 🙂 ) But my other colleagues continued to bring their own lunch, so I had to go out alone. How did I make the most of it ?

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 20, 2008 at 7:10 am

Desktops : Virtual Desktops for Windows

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For those of you who are familiar working with *nix, multiple desktops are almost given. I have been using multiple desktops with CDE on Solaris since about 10 years now. It is surprising that MS never thought this as important enough feature to be included with the operating system.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

August 24, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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Put Idle time to Productive Use

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After my previous post about how to convert idle time on weekends into leisure time that you deserve, I have some tips about how to apply this concept to your work life

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Written by Mandar Vaze

August 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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How to Convert Idle time into Leisure Time

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Many People don’t understand the difference between idle time and leisure time. Idle time amounts to wasting or stealing time; leisure time is earned. Enjoying leisure time leavs us energized and refreshed. Idle time saps our energy. Procrastinating is idle time

– Shiv Khera, You can Win,  Chapter2 : Success:Winning Strategies

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Written by Mandar Vaze

July 31, 2008 at 10:30 pm

GTD: Two Minute Rule

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I always keep reading about the famous “Two minute Rule”. Personally for me, it was the second most import thing I learnt from the GTD. (First one being, write down everything). Let me explain to you how I use this to help improve the productivity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mandar Vaze

May 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm

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Gemba Kaizen®

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Kaizen

Gemba means “Work place”
Kaizen means “Continuous improvement”.
Muda means “Wasteful activity”

I came across an article in मराठी magazine about visit of Imai-san to the The Taj Hotel in Mumbai, for the workshop on Gemba Kaizen. Here are some of my thoughts on the article

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Written by Mandar Vaze

May 17, 2008 at 11:15 am