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Daily Reading from November 28, 2010

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  • icf new mobile workstation: mobi — ICF has introduced a very clever mobile workstation called mobi. It has a great combination of simplicity and utility that makes it an ideal desk for some of the new work patters we’ve been exploring such as CoWorking. It ...
  • Focus: Do More and Better Work By Being Present — "A new study by Harvard researchers reveals what you probably already at least suspected: a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The trouble is, our minds are very likely to stray from the task at hand unless we’re doing things ..."
  • Conway's Law — "How many of you have heard of Conway's Law? Melvin Conway postulated in 1968 that: ...organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. I usually paraphrase it into: ..."

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