A Stanford professor argues that procrastinating isn't so bad--as long as you do it right.Usually we think of procrastination as a bad habit to kick or a personal flaw that needs to be overcome with sheer willpower and a touch of self-trickery. But according to a new book, that's the entirely wrong way to look at the tendency to put things off until the last possible minute. John Perry, a professor of philosophy at Stanford University and the author of The Art of Procrastination, recently explained his out-of-the-box thinking on procrastination in an essay for The Wall Street Journal. Procrastinators aren't actually slackers, he writes; they just have a different way of doing things:Are procrastinators truly unproductive? In most cases, the exact opposite is true
The biggest software and hardware updates that business users (and Applephiles) should know about.Apple’s annual lovefest is officially on.On Monday, the company kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference, ending weeks of giddy rumors and speculation flying around the Web about just what exactly Apple might unveil.So what did it unveil in San Francisco?In short, a lot.Apple kicked off the conference with a few newsworthy stats: More than 650,000 apps are now available in the iTunes App Store, 225,000 of which are for the iPad. In total, users have downloaded 30 billion apps. After taking its 30% cut of profits from those sales the company has paid out more than $5 billion to developers.But here’s what you really care about…
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