HUGH CULVER

Why you should never start a business

Why you should never start a business

You knew the timing was right. Your friends said it was a great idea. So you took the leap, hung up your shingle and started a business. And then… Somewhere along the way the hours got longer, nights got shorter and then there was the gnawing feeling of overwhelm and...

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7 smart ways to make Evernote your best buddy

7 smart ways to make Evernote your best buddy

There are few things in my day I invariably rely on, like my 5 AM cuppa tea, yoga at noon, and, in the digital world, Evernote. My catch-all, composite of random notes, project lists, scraped web sites, and gluten-free recipes is the clever app called Evernote. In...

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Procrastinating about New Years goals? Make Origami instead.

Procrastinating about New Years goals? Make Origami instead.

It’s a bit cliche to brag about boycotting New Year’s resolutions. “It’s a joke,” you say, with no small amount of self-doubt, “nobody keeps them anyways, so why make ‘em?” Once again we stride into another year, full of swagger and with no end in mind. I have to...

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Your first baby steps to getting started with SlideShare

Your first baby steps to getting started with SlideShare

For a couple of years I’ve been raving about the not-so-secret power of SlideShare. Typically, I am greeted with a response like “Huh? SlidesShare, what’s that?”. Well, for all you unwashed marketers, let me introduce you to a very exciting and creative way to get...

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Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

We live in the Age of Distraction—smartphones, email, people, and social media can reduce your productive hours to minutes. And even though we might convince ourselves a quick check on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t amount to much—it does. In one study at Stanford...

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Why my blog is pivoting to the business of speaking

Why my blog is pivoting to the business of speaking

I have a confession to make. I have been slowly making a pivot with my blog—I need to come clean. You see, like many speakers, I wear two hats. I get hired to speak to audiences about leading an effective life. That’s what my Think, Plan, Act speech is all about. And...

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