The Strategist
Management & Strategy

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...

Seven features of a fascinating conversationalist - 05/01/2017

Charm is a quality that helps to achieve more in any area of life, be it business, or private life. Most people simply cannot resist a natural charisma. But is it ever possible to cultivate a charm? And what do you need to become a magnetic personality? One of the compelling qualities of a charming person is being an effective communicator. Below we collected seven small remarks on what qualities...

What is Agile and how to make the most of your project - 04/21/2017

Agile, or flexible product management based on Scrum, differs from traditional approaches in many respects. Let's look at the most important aspects. Typically, processes in a company use a popular waterfall model, when everything happens in stages and sequentially. Simply put, the company’s managers ‘keep their eyes on the prize’. If the ultimate goal, that is, the product requirements, changes...

Exxon paid Tillerson $ 27.4 million for 2016 - 04/14/2017

Last year, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a cash compensation of $ 27.4 million, being on the post of executive director of the world's largest public oil trading company, Exxon Mobil, Reuters reports. He and other senior executives got their salaries raised, despite the fact that in 2016 Exxon's net profit fell by more than 50%, as the company, like many of its counterparts, tried...

A corporate culture to boost creativity in your company - 04/13/2017

An overwhelming number of organizations use this "old but gold" scheme: a leader who manages, and subordinates who submit. To continue the tautology, then an employee of such a company, when asked "What do you do at work?", will answer: "I do my job". We became so used to the existing order of things that we do not even think about it. Could it be any different? Yes. Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow...
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