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Why Time Awareness Is Important to Company Culture

Being “on time” can mean something different for every person you meet, based on where they’re from to their own personal preference. If you’re not careful, that difference can hurt your business and client relations, writes Alexandra Levit:

… It’s important to be conscious of … the “scheduling style” of your business and the partner businesses with which you work. The first step here is attention, then assimilation: Watch how people operate, learn what scheduling styles make them most productive, then adapt your operations and expectations accordingly. 

Read more on how to implement a time-sensitive culture on OPEN Forum.

How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its ProfileAfter Hurricane Sandy swept through New York, the hundreds of thousands of people who lost power in downtown Manhattan were eager to get their phones charged in order to communicate with loved ones. And the people at Bright Box realized just how desperate New Yorkers were when they set up a charging unit the day after Sandy and it was full within five minutes of being accessible to the public. For the hurricane’s aftermath, the company is offering free services outside Stumptown Coffee on 29th street and Broadway in Manhattan. Read More

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How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its Profile
After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York, the hundreds of thousands of people who lost power in downtown Manhattan were eager to get their phones charged in order to communicate with loved ones. And the people at Bright Box realized just how desperate New Yorkers were when they set up a charging unit the day after Sandy and it was full within five minutes of being accessible to the public. For the hurricane’s aftermath, the company is offering free services outside Stumptown Coffee on 29th street and Broadway in Manhattan. Read More

(via How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its Profile - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

15 Must-Watch Female-Run Start-ups
1. InstaEDU2. Have to Have3. LearnUp4. Artsicle5. Loverly6. Reclip.It7. Rentenna8. Tastemaker9. Designer Social10. CakeHealth11. Referly12. TurboVote13. POPVOX14. Quincy 15. Buyosphere
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5 Time-Tracking Tips (with tools too!) to keep you on task:
1. A Task Recorder (like Toggl).2. Personal Trainer for Productivity (like RescueTime).3. The Simple Approach (like OnlineClock.net).4. Built-In Breaks (like Focus Booster).5. Invoicing Solutions (like Let’s Freckle, Chrometa, or Clockodo).
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5 Time-Tracking Tips (with tools too!) to keep you on task:

1. A Task Recorder (like Toggl).
2. Personal Trainer for Productivity (like RescueTime).
3. The Simple Approach (like OnlineClock.net).
4. Built-In Breaks (like Focus Booster).
5. Invoicing Solutions (like Let’s FreckleChrometa, or Clockodo).

(via Time-Tracking Tools to Keep You on Task : Technology :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Something is fundamentally wrong with our perspective when 1% of businesses are too big to fail and 90% of them are too small to matter.