I have a thing for deadlines. I don’t like to miss them. advertisement advertisement I once turned in a book manuscript 11 days after giving birth, which may sound extreme, but really isn’t. I had nine months of warning on both the baby and the book, so I planned ahead, finishing the manuscript a month ahead of time, and then using those last weeks to polish. So I was fascinated to read a recent Wall Street Journal article claiming that deadlines might not be good. Writer Andrew Blackman interviewed Richard Boyatzis, a professor at Case Western Reserve University who studies organizational behavior and cognitive science. He said that “The research shows us that the more stressful a deadline is, the less open you are to other ways of approaching the problem … The very moments when in organizations we want people to think outside the box, they can’t even see the box.” So are deadlines bad? In reality, if you want to manage well, the story is … [Read more...] about The Case For And Against Stressful Deadlines
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Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is the latest to heap praises on Australian batsman Steve Smith for his exemplary batting in the recently concluded Ashes series. Smith regained his position at the top of the Test batsman rankings during the course of the Ashes series where he scored 774 runs from seven innings at a staggering average of 110.57.Tendulkar took to Twitter to laud Smith for his batting, saying the former Australia skipper's "organised mindset" and "complicated technique" set him apart among his contemporaries.This is my take on @SteveSmith49’s recent success in the Ashes. pic.twitter.com/qUNktHt5ps— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 19, 2019Smith, who served a one-year ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, dominated the English bowling attack on his return to Test cricket following a lukewarm campaign in the ODI World Cup.Smith has a unique batting style, which is both unorthodox as well as … [Read more...] about Smith’s complicated technique and organised mindset set him apart, says Tendulkar
India captain Virat Kohli's bold move to bat first boomeranged on his team as Quinton de Kock (79) spearheaded South Africa's chase for a series-levelling nine-wicket win in the third T20 International at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on September 22.To everyone's surprise, Kohli opted to bat after the coin landed in his favour on one of the smallest grounds, always known to favour teams chasing in the shortest format.Initially though, the decision seemed to have worked as India raced to 54 for one in six overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Close The departure of Shikhar Dhawan gave the South Africans an opening, and they grabbed it with both hands, snuffing out eight Indian wickets for 71 runs. related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be "massive player" for IND India vs West Indies ODI series: Captain Pollard says Windies … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: de Kock leads SA to nine-wicket win, Kohli’s move backfires
No more are Salman Khan’s ventures reserved for the Eid holiday. Christmas is his new release haven. However, can his next film Dabangg 3 turn out to be a big success just like his previous Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai?While the buzz for Dabangg 3 looks strong, only time will tell if the film will make it big at the box office. However, the film’s trailer sends out the signal that probably stardom will overpower content once again for a Salman Khan venture. That is something we saw for his last few offerings such as Bharat, Race 3 and Tubelight.Bharat and Race 3 told us that no matter who the star is, the audience will not come to the theatres if the story on the big screen is compelling. On its home turf, both Race 3 and Bharat turned out to be big disappointments with revenue of Rs 166 crore and Rs 197 crore, respectively, and with a budget of Rs 185 crore and Rs 240 crore, respectively.Close … [Read more...] about Will Dabangg 3’s run-of-the-mill content be another blip in Salman Khan’s career?
Curfew and widespread clashes that left two youths dead today dampened Eid festivities in the Kashmir Valley, which has been witnessing continued protests for last 65 days claiming lives of 78 people.While curfew was imposed in all the 10 districts of the Valley, 55 incidents of clashes were reported during the day between angry mobs and security forces in which several protesters and police personnel were injured.Soon after Eid prayers ended in Bandipora, a group of protesters started hurling stones at security forces who retaliated by firing tear smoke shells.Close "The police used some tear smoke munition in which one person identified as Murtaza Ahmad, a resident of Dachigam, Bandipora got injured. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," a police spokesman said. related news Indian delegation leaves for Australia for consumer protection project CAB will shred India's soul, time to rise to save country and its democracy: Sonia Gandhi Citizenship … [Read more...] about Subdued Eid in Kashmir as clashes claim two more lives