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Twenty Tips for Workforce Productivity for People in Their Twenties

1. There’s always time. Time is priorities. You never run out of time. If you didn’t finish something by the time it was due, it’s because you didn’t consider it urgent or enjoyable enough to prioritize ahead of whatever else you were doing. 2. Days always fill up faster than you’d expect. Build in some buffer time. As … Continue reading

What is Mindfulness?

The purpose of mindfulness is to wake us up. It’s designed to reconnect us with our intrinsic ingenuity and our indestructible, innate excellence. The Buddhist world that modern mindfulness practices emerged from is explicit about this: human beings are wired for excellence. It maintains six ways – known in Buddhist Sanskrit as paramitas – that we are … Continue reading

Context & Code (after Vladimir Nabokov)

  For the fifth time in as many years, She was confronted with the challenge of what birthday present to take to someone who was incredibly strange, to the point of being deranged. Gadgets were to him buzzing hives of evil, vibrant with malignant activity, much of which he felt only he could perceive, or … Continue reading

How to make products habit-forming

From Nir Eyal’s talk at PARC 4/10/14     How to Create Habit-Forming Products   First determine is the product an aspirin (pain-killer) or a vitamin? In other words, does it address burning need and have quantifiable market or is it a vitamin? i.e. is it  nice to have. Habit-forming products go from being a … Continue reading

Create great marketing content for your website that drives revenue

The Three Steps of Online Marketing: Step 1. Understand Buyer Personas Step 2. Understand the buyers journey: From awareness, to engagement, and finally, to purchase   Step 3. Map your web-site content to each stage of the buyer’s journey Awareness: blog, infographic Engagement: case-studies, ROI calculator Purchase: pricing, demos   Tips on How to Perform “Lean … Continue reading

Samuel Beckett Quotes

“Birth was the death of him.” “We are all born mad. Some remain so.” “No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.” “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”   “Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.” “My mistakes … Continue reading

How to Create a Great Sales Deck

1. Your Sales Deck: Should not contain information on company finances, such how much money raised, financial projections, etc. Should have short bios on team if you are going to include it.  don’t mention anything about part-time people, consultants, etc. Should be very specific on what problem you are solving for that particular customer you are … Continue reading

Designing for Behaviors in Healthcare

Notes from “Designing for Behaviors in Healthcare”  http://www.meetup.com/HealthTechnologyForum/events/171143042/   BEHAVIOR – A specific action in response to a stimulus CREATING Behaviors – Behaviors are a response to a unique Trigger, require a specific Ability, and are generally in response to a precise Motivation.  COMMUNITY – Essential to long-term success of a behavior. People adopt the … Continue reading

Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Extract from: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/the-eight-archetypes-of-leadership/ The strategist: leadership as a game of chess. These people are good at dealing with developments in the organization’s environment. They provide vision, strategic direction and outside-the-box thinking to create new organizational forms and generate future growth. The change-catalyst: leadership as a turnaround activity. These executives love messy situations. They are masters at re-engineering and creating … Continue reading

Ten lesser-known psychological states everyone should be aware of

1. DysphoriaOften used to describe depression in psychological disorders, dysphoria is general state of sadness that includes restlessness, lack of energy, anxiety, and vague irritation. It is the opposite of euphoria, and is different from typical sadness because it often includes a kind of jumpiness and some anger. You have probably experienced it when coming … Continue reading