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Please can all you startups just just STOP! Seriously - calling yourself CEO when your total staff compliment can still fit in a Prius is just LAME. If you're the Founder of your startup then you're probably juggling multiple roles - sales, strategy, product, HR, finance etc. Go ahead - wear your Founder or Co-Founder label proudly - but hold...
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Soooooo - you're a startup are you? The sad fact is that the majority of startups don't make it past their third year - the primary reason for this according to analyst firm CB Insights is "no market need" - yes, you read that right - nobody is interested in your damn fool idea!!! Well, they're not interested in PAYING...
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The future - it's all about innovation don't you know? Innovation is vital to the long term survival of any organisation - but all too often it's only paid lip-service and woe-fully underfunded until it's too late to save the company from inevitable decline and obsolescence. The companies that are winning the innovation race are not those "doing" innovation - they...
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Influential people have influence (over others) - it has always been so and it will continue to be. In recent years, big data and algorithms have been applied to social networks in an attempt to identify the ripple effect that occurs when someone of influence says something positive or negative, or uses a certain product etc. Influencing these influential...
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It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days! It's no longer cool enough to simply say "I'm self employed" - they feel they have to say "I'm an Entrepreneur" in order to carry any weight. The problem with the majority of "entrepreneurs" that I come across however, is that many of them are not very entrepreneurial ...........
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How often do you think about the next 10, 20, 30 years? Where will you be? What will you be doing? How will you be earning a living? How much living will you actually be doing between the working? For the majority of people it's an endless cycle of work - eat - sleep - repeat Working for the weekend, working for the...
A new report that looked into the modern workspace has revealed employees are expecting more flexibility in how they work, but the UK is lagging behind the US and Australia in adopting this. The report, published by software firm Condeco, surveyed 500 workplace leaders, managers and senior executives across the UK, USA, France, Germany, Australia and Singapore. It found that...
Janine Truitt is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, a business strategy and management consulting firm. Her career spans thirteen years in HR and Talent Acquisition and has taken her into the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing, and R&D. In this interview, she talks about how companies can take advantage of technology to enhance human relations. Read the...
  When it comes to the future of work, “late adopter” is the same thing as “out of business”. Jacob Morgan Your best practices won’t save you. Dr. John Kotter Getting the Picture How do you imagine the future of work? According to Deloitte’sNavigating the Future of Work, there are three main drivers of change that are reshaping the nature of work: technology, demographics and the...
The practice of looking into the future and forming well-considered ideas about what we might find there requires of us both rigour and creativity. Organizations often use a 10-year timeframe for this process in order to stimulate creativity and suspend current operational thinking, while avoiding the process seeming too much like science fiction. So when setting out to explore...