Zig when others zag: what we can all learn from David Bowie

After an 18 month secret battle with cancer, David Bowie, sadly passed away on January the 10th surrounded by his family and friends. David Bowie held a place in all of our hearts at BrainHackr, for his rebellion against societal and gender norms, his film work and of course his music. Bowie was a master […]

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Tips for staying positive when you’re working solo

I am a freelance designer and developer by trade, and for the past year, since leaving my last traditional full time job, I have been working mostly from my home office. This has many benefits, such as being able to work when I want to, picking and choosing clients, and of course being able to […]

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Words and phrases to keep out of the workplace

Last week we revealed five words and phrases to avoid when writing emails. This week we expand on that, with words and phrases that should stay out of the workplace all together. There are, obviously, more phrases to be on the lookout for, but this gives you a head start. Find a way to be […]

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What is ‘hindsight bias’ and how can you stop it from affecting your future plans?

Think back to the last mistake you made. It may have been a project which seemed so strong in its construction, only to have collapsed during the execution. It could have been a lapse in judgement, a tactical error, or something out of your control entirely. All of these causes may differ, but one way in which […]

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Just Not Sorry: Helping you write better emails in 2016

In 2016, I will be a more effective communicator. I will only use “sorry” in emails when I mean it. I will not say “I think” things that I know. I will be more conscious of my tone and it’s impact.

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Words to avoid in email

Do you feel like you struggle to get your point across at work? Are you failing to garner the respect you think you deserve in the office? It’s possible it could all be down to a few phrases you’re using in your emails. Email etiquette is tricky, and it’s important to remember that your message might not […]

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