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TUESDAY 28 MAY 2019 | EDITION 16
Did you know that coffee delays thousands of flights each year? In 2019, planes in Europe ran late by an average of nearly two minutes, for a total of more than 19 million minutes. According to the CEO of an aircraft maintenance firm, broken coffee machines are one of the most common causes for delays. Hmm...
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PUTTING MEANING BACK INTO WORK

PUTTING MEANING BACK INTO WORK

10-minute read | Deloitte

What makes an inspiring workplace where people can really succeed? According to this article from Deloitte, the key is to provide staff with meaningful experiences and to make sure they feel like they belong.

THE PROCRASTINATING CAVEMAN

THE PROCRASTINATING CAVEMAN

5-minute read | Cal Newport

Is there something important you should be doing right now? Don’t feel bad. Read about how scientists think they may have found an evolutionary explanation for why we love putting things off until later.

THE INTERNET’S MOST INVASIVE PRODUCTIVITY HACK

THE INTERNET’S MOST INVASIVE PRODUCTIVITY HACK

9-minute read | Mel Magazine

A lot of people feel that they’re most productive when they’re left alone. But what if they’re wrong? Could having someone constantly looking over your shoulder actually make you more effective at finishing your work?

MEET THE RESIDENT
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Jamie North - LinkedIn
Jamie North is a Client Partner (New Ventures) at 101 Ways, a product-focused technology consultancy.

What path has your career taken?
I chose not to take up my course at university. Instead, I have been working for 18 years now, across different sectors (insurance, recruitment and consultancy) in many different roles, albeit with a common theme, technology.
What brings you to Amsterdam? Why Zoku?
Following the success of 101 Ways in the UK, we decided to take our successes and ability to help others across Europe, starting with the Netherlands. We’ve been here for 1 year now, and gradually growing our presence.

As I live in Malta I travel every week and have been a long term ‘stayer’ at Zoku. Personally, I love how Zoku has a very friendly and casual yet professional approach. In the evenings the common area feels very much like a lounge, and unlike in regular hotels, if you want to retreat to your room, it’s not just a bed and TV, but you have the opportunity to cook in the kitchen, or even just relax in what feels like your own mini apartment. It's a great combination!

What’s a life-changing book, song, film or event you’d like to recommend to others?
Wow, big question - the Power of Now is an outstanding book, because it helps you identify the negative impact that the little voice in your head can have. I’ve always been fairly positive, and those who are not as much can really gain from this book. It provides tips on how to find inner calm, and how to change your perspective on life around you, for the good.

Also, Lucky Man by The Verve is a cracking song - "I’m stood here naked with a smile on my face, feel no disgrace!" What a line...

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?
Get close to technology and products ASAP! Also, when things are really difficult and it feels like what you’re doing just isn’t working, focus and try just that bit more, the rewards will come.

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