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This Door In UAE Will Open Only If You Smile

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A new initiative launched by Ajman Public Transport Corporation in UAE ensures that customers can only exit if they smile at the sensor.

The Public Transport Corporation in Ajman has launched a quirky new initiative where customers exiting the place need to smile at the sensor, allowing them to exit. In the event that a customer indicates their dissatisfaction by not smiling, officials at the center would assist the client to resolve the issue.

The initiative will help increase customer satisfaction. According to Omar Mohammed Lootah, CEO of operations, at the corporation, a smile helps bring to life the organization by breaking the monotony of the office. As soon as customers enter the corporation office, they are greeted by ‘Marhabani’ staff – who can speak Arabic, English, Urdu and Bengali.

Here’s a clip (2.13 mins)

 

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From Jason Fried’s blog here (minimally edited) pointed to by Wally Bock .

It’s Bezos expressing himself in Q&A session conducted years ago about people who are “right a lot” and those who aren’t

His observation about people who are “right a lot”:

Bezo Says

People who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.

The smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a well formed point of view, but it means you should consider your point of view as temporary.

And what trait signified someone who was wrong a lot of the time? Someone obsessed with details that only support one point of view. If someone can’t climb out of the details, and see the bigger picture from multiple angles, they’re often wrong most of the time.

 

 

 

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‘Time Management’ is one topic that has had more keys punched for it than any other in management. Even so Eleanor Beaton’s (Founder – Fierce Feminine) is an interesting read for bringing back into focus an oft-forgotten aspect of time management. While she targets her short post at women entrepreneurs, it’s equally relevant for others too. Here’s an extract:

egypt.souq dot com

Why You Need to Quit Managing Your Time and Start Managing Your Boundaries

…But if your time management strategies are missing this one foundational ingredient, they are destined to render you nothing more a highly efficient producer of meaningless results.

So what’s the secret sauce that will catapult your productivity?

Your boundaries, otherwise known as those internally generated laws that govern what will work for you, and what won’t. Boundaries are the single most important and overlooked aspect of setting a priority and putting in the effort required to make it happen.

Think of your boundaries as bodyguards for your time and mental bandwidth. Without boundaries, your time is open for the pillaging by people who “just want to pick your brain,” by volunteer work that’s no longer meaningful, by needy clients or stakeholders who would benefit from a lesson in respecting the time of others.

And while many people struggle to set boundaries, the problem is particularly acute for women entrepreneurs, many of whom are juggling not only the needs of their growing businesses, but also the necessities of supporting aging parents, growing kids, personal relationships, health, and so on.

The challenge? Protecting your boundaries can involve conflict, because it will often mean you say no to someone else’s agenda in order to say yes to yours. This type of conflict can present problems for women, many of whom are socialized from a young age to create harmony and avoid conflict at all costs.

The short article appearing here includes ‘some practical strategies to help you identify, set and respect your boundaries, so you can protect your time and mental bandwidth’.

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Source: egypt.souq.com

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Albert Einstein & a Journey to Singularity The Elvi 4

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Source FB (Albert Einstein & a Journey to Singularity), The Elvi 4

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