Social Impact and Higher Engagement

Source: Forbes – Spending time away from the office and engaging in socially constructive activities generates higher employee engagement. How Giveback Homes applied the TOMS model to provide impactful volunteer opportunities and get something in return.

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Things Never to Say at Work

Source: LinkedIn – Better ways to communicate at work with positive emotional energy.

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Finance Apps

Source: Investopedia – There are plenty of finance apps that make it easier to spend money. Here are several that actually help us to save money. Some of these are not available in Bermuda. One excellent app that is available in Bermuda for iOS is simply called “Spending”. This is an easy to use basic budgeting app that has powerful results.

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Another Productivity Tip – Set Aside the Phone

Source: BBC – In fact, we can use technology to help us stop using technology. Consider the Screen Time feature on the iPhone.

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Wisdom From Centurions

Source: Thrive Global – Reaching age 100 is an achievement. Here are nine life lessons that centurions have garnered over the years, and we can apply today.

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Gut Instinct

Source: Inc.com – Should we rely on our gut instinct when we make decisions? A renowned psychologist provides some insight.

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Women in the Workplace

Source: McKinsey & Company – More work needs to be done.

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Self-Motivation

Source: Harvard Business Review – As we settle down to think about goals for the new year, here is a short article to help keep us motivated.

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Just for Fun

Source: The New Yorker – The most popular cartoons of 2018 from The New Yorker – insightful, witty and humorous. Open the link via Instagram.

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Garden Pool

Source: news.microsoft.com – Have a swimming pool? Consider converting it into a garden. How one man’s vision has grown.

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Let’s Start Every Morning with a Miracle

Source: LinkedIn.com – Having survived three near-death experiences, Hal Elrod, the author of The Miracle Morning, explains his six step process.

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Four Important Leadership Habits

Source: Inc.com – While we are being more productive, let’s also ensure we embrace leadership habits.

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Would You Like to Adopt a Student?

Source: World Economic Forumn – The elderly in Milan are being matched with students and the intergenerational structure creates a virtuous circle of companionship and a peaceful study environment.

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A Social Message in a Baby Box

Source: BBC.com – Finland’s baby boxes, first used in 1936 to promote higher birth rates and a safe environments for babies, are still issued today. Now the message is connotes equality and environmental concerns.

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Mastering Active Rest

Source: BBC.com – Here is a thought for a New Year’s Resolution. Be more creative and more productive by working less. Enjoy the balance.

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Want to Be More Productive? Try Puttering, as Jeff Bezos Does

Source: Inc.com – It turns out getting up at 5:00 am and having an intense morning ritual may not be so productive after all.

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Sustainable Growth

Source: World Economic Forum – The World Economic Forum recently held its Sustainable Development Summit 2018. This article highlights four of the main discussion points.

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What a Great Book does to Our Brain

Source: Inc.com – At Argus Wealth, we enjoy reading good books. Here are even more reasons why we all might want to put away our social media, turn off the television and dive into a good book.

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Adding a Human Side to Artificial Intelligence

Source: The Washington Post – AI is everywhere. While significant advances have been made in just the last few years, it is still a long way from providing realistic human interaction. Read what happens when an artist and MIT trained roboticist wanted to bridge this gap by creating programming to create a fortune cookie prophecy.

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Career Advice for Women

Source: TED – A TED Talk with great advice aimed at helping women move to into senior management positions. Helpful as well to men, mid-career individuals and new entrants into the workforce.

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