Tag Archives: Thinking

Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

Christiaan Verwijs — February 6, 2020 A while ago, I received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled “Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity” (Heylighen & Vidal, 2007). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called “Getting Things Done” (GTD; Allen, 2001). The authors apply … Continue reading Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

How To Turn Bad Staff Into Awesome Staff (Radical Thinking For Bosses)

Maini Homer — February 6, 2020 Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash I’ve been in business for myself for over 21 years and one of the hardest challenges I’ve faced is getting decent staff. I know I am not alone in this plight… Just about every business owner I’ve ever spoken to, when asked, … Continue reading How To Turn Bad Staff Into Awesome Staff (Radical Thinking For Bosses)

Pro Tip: The critical and delicate relationship between design thinking and customer empathy

It’s easy to get so caught up in consumer feedback you lose sight of sound business judgment. Greg Heist on December 20, 2019 Achieving customer-centricity involves deeply understanding customer needs and fulfilling them better than anyone else. In turn, design thinking is foundational to staying in sync with customers. That said, it’s one challenge to understand … Continue reading Pro Tip: The critical and delicate relationship between design thinking and customer empathy

Short-term thinking has negative effects on your cost-per-acquisition budget

As we pursue strategies to hit quarterly targets, we increase cost and thus devalue ourselves even when we hit the (sometimes unreasonable) goals. Garrett Mehrguth on December 16, 2019 We have been engrained to believe that our sole purpose as marketers is to drive short-term return on investment. This approach and belief has led us … Continue reading Short-term thinking has negative effects on your cost-per-acquisition budget

What Innovative Leaders Know About Creative Thinking

Jeanne Hardy — November 21, 2019 Follow @creativebizinc TeroVesalainen / Pixabay The biggest misconception surrounding creativity is that it is an inherent talent. In reality, creativity is a discipline that can be learned and honed. As a business leader, it’s a skill that you will use and strengthen every day. Simply put, creativity is the … Continue reading What Innovative Leaders Know About Creative Thinking

Thinking of Starting to Freelance? Here Are 6 Tips to Start Making Sustainable Income Within a Year

John Rampton — October 30, 2019 Freelance work has become more and more popular in today’s age as a way to generate sustainable income versus the traditional job. With the growing ease of remote work and the increasing urge to work for oneself, it makes sense. This is especially the case given that skills like … Continue reading Thinking of Starting to Freelance? Here Are 6 Tips to Start Making Sustainable Income Within a Year

Thinking of Allowing More Remote Work? Here’s Why You Should Do It

Max Palmer — October 4, 2019 A hot topic among company executives has been remote work. Should employees be allowed to work from home or other places around the globe? If so, how frequently? How will they log hours, and how will their output be measured? Like most things, the answer depends. It depends on … Continue reading Thinking of Allowing More Remote Work? Here’s Why You Should Do It

Thinking of Starting a Company? Here Are the 5 Best Resources For Getting Started

Angela Ruth — October 2, 2019 Starting a company today is both harder and easier than ever before. It is more challenging because a larger number of opportunities have been capitalized on, and a greater number of people appear to be trying. It is easier, though, because more resources are available and the world is … Continue reading Thinking of Starting a Company? Here Are the 5 Best Resources For Getting Started