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Give, not take: Creating better motivation for everyone - 08/30/2019

Speaking of rewards, we usually mean individual prizes for personal achievements. However, such rewards are often ineffective, writes Tom Rath in his book Are You Fully Charged? It is often thought that people care only about their own interests and they are not concerned about helping others. How to properly encourage your team then? Many studies confirm that the desire to help others is an...

The Leave or Stay dilemma: When to stop and when to keep going - 08/23/2019

There is one important feature for a businessman: the ability to correctly assess the situation in order to understand when it is worth doubling efforts, and when you need to stop. Persistence is a necessary quality for those who seek financial well-being. The worse the circumstances are, the firmer must be the determination not to give up. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: “If...

What are Content Weapons? - 08/19/2019

Content Weapons are intentionally engineered messages or payloads (text, images, sounds or videos) using a digital delivery system aimed at a location or group of a given mindset, with the express purpose of a targeted action, impression, behavior or response. Not to be confused with "Computational propaganda" as Content Weapons are not limited to the political arena or social media technologies...

How to organize your thoughts in the information overdose era - 08/16/2019

Our brains find unique approaches to organizing information. However, the “information overdose” era can be quite difficult to handle. What can we do to cope with the excess information? Categorization Categorization will help shift part of the work from the brain to the external environment. Imagine a box where we store everything that is needed for, say, baking. We don’t have to remember...

Five tips to get a pay raise - 08/09/2019

It is unlikely that there will be a person who would refuse a raise in salary. Often, however, we let chips fall where they may: wait until the boss offers the raise and feel underestimated if they don’t. If you are sure that you deserve more, you have to take matters into your own hands. Try one (or all) of the following techniques. Convince the bosses To wait until the boss himself proposes...

How to become a successful innovator in your company - 08/02/2019

Even a great business model may not be enough to guarantee success of a new product. Innovations threaten the status quo, therefore they often cause fear and resistance from employees of the company and society as a whole. Beginner innovators leave this negative reaction unattended, putting the product and company at risk. However, you can overcome the fear of innovation by outreaching to...

Seven features of successful teams - 07/26/2019

According to David Cancel, CEO and Founder of In Drift, “it’s not the skills of the product leader, but his experience that is secondary.” Cancel believes that personal skills dominate among the important characteristics of the product leader: "We the quality, and people do not like it, because everything is very blurry." Let's talk these "blurry" characteristics. Desire to learn throughout the...

Finding the best strategy in the Blue ocean - 07/19/2019

The "Blue oceans" are markets where there is no competition, but a new demand and opportunities for sustainable development and increasing profits. How to find a suitable approach to them? It is not easy for companies to achieve profitable growth in the face of tough competition. Why are some of them still able to achieve steady growth in both revenue and profit? The secret lies in the approach...

Bill Gates moves down to third place in Bloomberg Billionaires Index - 07/18/2019

French businessman, president of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group of companies, Bernard Arnault moved up to the second line of the world billionaires list, pushing Bill Gates, the founder of the American technology corporation Microsoft, down to the third place. As the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) shows, Arnault has increased his net worth to $ 107.6 billion, and Gates has $ 200 million...

What are roadmaps and how to use them? - 07/12/2019

Ready-to-use, brilliantly realized product seems perfect. We only see the magnificent embodiment and we only look forward to a positive experience of use. What we do not see is how much work is invested in this masterpiece. And how many people and...
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