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Why creative thinking is necessary in business? - 12/15/2017

It is believed that musicians, writers, poets and artists have a great imagination, while scientists, politicians and businessmen are rather realists. But when a businessman can demonstrate as much imagination as a painter, he is doomed to success. Creative thinking in business Creative thinking is precious not only to artists. It is equally important in business, because the creative approach...

Why do project managers need social intelligence? - 11/22/2017

Social intelligence is an ability to correctly interpret situations and people, as well as understand and manifest empathy with others' emotions. We selected several tips from "Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers" by Anthony Mersino, which will help you to improve your social skills. What prevents us from understanding others?   A clear vision of others is a critical skill for a...

Nine newly-minted tech billionaires - 11/16/2017

You've probably heard about Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, but do you know something about David Zalik, Patrick Collison or Lucy Peng? A lot of new members have joined the club of "technological billionaires" recently, and many of them are still little known. This list was initially compiled from Forbes and Bloomberg ratings, after which the rating was narrowed to those who had earned...

Fourteen basic lessons for any business - 11/10/2017

Do you want to create your own business or expand your existing company? Then "Fourteen basic lessons" from the founder and head of Subway Fred De Luca will surely be useful for you. 1. Start small Some people think that if small business does not bring tangible income or does not expand to an international company, then it is no good. I disagree. On the one hand, the small can always grow big,...

How to become a truly data-driven company - 10/25/2017

Sometimes the answer lies in the question itself. This truth is simple, but often we forget about it because of a heap of data that falls on us every day. The main thing in analytics is to be able to ask the right questions. Imagine, a report shows what happened: your website saw the maximum number of visitors - 63,000 people - on Thursday at 10:03. The paper gives specific figures. Think about...

Why your company needs an Agile coach - 10/17/2017

Agile transformation is not just introduction of new principles of work. The goal of flexible methods is to teach people to think differently. This is much more difficult and often requires help of a specialist in Agile. So, what exactly he can do? Lead the company to global change Most teams switch to Agile in the course of the project and achieve some success. They do not want to break down...

Samsung restored its reputation after the Galaxy Note 7 scandal. But how? - 10/11/2017

2016 was an explosive year for Samsung, and in the literal sense. Smartphones Galaxy Note 7 lit up and suddenly exploded around the world, which is sales of the company have fallen by 15% by autumn. However, this year, the Samsung brand seems to be able to recover after the scandal. But how? "Our smartphones became a meme, it was forbidden to take them on the aircraft’s board," said Pio Schunker,...

Three types of meetings your company needs - 10/05/2017

Meetings are an important element in the team management. But collective meetings can become a burden if a company does not understand how to hold them. Patrick Lencioni highlights three basic types of meetings and explains which issues should be discussed. Meeting No 1: Five minutes daily  Such meetings are not suitable for all organizations. However, if you manage to implement daily...

30% of American bankers will lose jobs in five years - 09/14/2017

Former head of Citigroup financial corporation Vikram Pandit made a disappointing forecast for employees of the banking industry. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, he said that years, new technologies could turn 30% of bank employees in the next five years. According to Vikram, robotization, artificial intelligence and machine learning will significantly reduce the need for human resources in...

How to get your clients do what you want - 09/11/2017

People rarely realize why they made a particular choice. However, we are almost never independent in our actions: everything that surrounds us pushes us to prefer one of the options. Nudging is everywhere, even if we do not notice it. Authors of a bestseller Nudge tell how to help people make right decision. Carolyn caters for schools in a large city. One day, she decided to check whether order...
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