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Six types of analysts every company should employ - 08/18/2017

Any company with data-driven management should have analysts, assembled into numerous teams. There are different descriptions of these analytical jobs, and many of the listed skills overlap. Carl Anderson, an author of "Creating a Data-Driven Organization" book, offers his own version of general description of analysts, data specialists, business analysts, data processing specialists, statistics,...

Active listening for perfect negotiations - 08/01/2017

In today's world, it is rare to find a person who not only listens but also hears - specially in business. According to George Kohlrieser, observing and listening can yield more results than saying. Listening is the first step to an effective dialogue. For this reason, the negotiators ask a lot of questions. They know that questions penetrate the soul deeper than notations. The negotiators pay...

How to get people addicted to your products - 07/20/2017

Why do some products attract our attention, and some do not? How do products and services shape our habits and why is it important? Do these products have any similar features? Let's find out how to create a product that will shape a customer's habit of buying over and over again.   How we swallow the bait   Almost everything that finds the way to our minds (and wallets) has a hook....

Six reasons why people work (or not) - 07/03/2017

Organizations often rely on money as the main driver of staff activity. However, motivation has a much more complex nature. Here are six reasons why people work. It turns out that there is a range of reasons why people do anything at all. Three of them are direct motives related to human activity and controlling its effectiveness. The other three motivators are indirect. They are separated from...

Open mind: why it is so important for any business - 06/19/2017

There are two types of thinking - open and closed. The first type helps in development, the second - slows it down. Closed mindset is a way of acting that is directed primarily at personal interests or interests of the direction in which a person works. Open mind, on the contrary, helps to focus on a collective goal. Note that people think differently and behave differently depending on the...

Uber's founder may lose his post - 06/13/2017

Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber and one of the founders, can be dismissed from his position. The board of directors at a meeting on Sunday discussed fate of Kalanick and his two companions - Emil Michael and Ryan Graves. Kalanick may be suspended from his duties or transferred to another position. The board of directors of the company went to such measures because of frequent scandals involving...

LinkedIn: blockchain specialists are the most sought-after - 06/05/2017

Financial and technology companies are in dire need of specialists who understand all the subtleties of the blockchain technology. Over the past year, the number of job ads on LinkedIn related to this technology has tripled. At the same time, there is an acute shortage of specialists in this field. There were only computer geeks acquainted with blockchain five years ago. Now, however, practically...

Simple rules for a perfect organizational meeting - 06/02/2017

Just like any sports game, any meeting should have a certain set of rules for its participants. Since each organization has its own culture, it is necessary to work out its own rules that would be consistent with the unique organizational environment. For example, some organizational cultures are going easy on those who use abusive words, and others – don’t. Here are a few rules suitable for...

Ten steps to creativity - 05/22/2017

Innovators and creative individuals come up with interesting ideas, inventions and ways to implement them. And what is amazing, you can do it as well. All you need is to find your creativity. Marty Neumeier wrote a book about exploring one’s creative self. Here are ten tips that will help you ignite the imagination. Rule 1. Improve your study skills In the 21st century, illiterate are not...

Jeff Bezos sells Amazon's shares for $ 1 billion - 05/05/2017

Founder and Head of online retailer Amazon, billionaire Jeff Bezos, sold one million shares of the company at a price of approximately $ 935 to $ 950 per share, reports Bloomberg. At the moment, Bezos owns 79.9 million shares of Amazon, which is about 17% of the company, the agency said. At the end of 2015, Bezos owned 83 million shares. In April, the businessman said in an interview with the...
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