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By Ben Rooney Joswiak: Try to be the best, or don’t enter the market Dressed in a suitably flamboyant shirt, Greg Joswiak (“Call me “Jos”‘) is part of the product marketing team who brought us the iPod, the iPhone and the iOS. Safe to say he knows about marketing. He told the audience at Silicon Valley Comes to Cambridge what he thought were the four key lessons learned from his 20 years at Apple. Four Keys To Apple’s Success - Tech Europe
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Enterprising beings are always in the hunt for good ideas on how to pitch better solutions. Most of these solutions entail a change of some form. Every change goes through 3 key phases: How to Pitch an Idea to Your Boss, Colleagues and Customers
The Power of Uncertainty Projects fail all the time because we unwittingly bake the end solution into our initial objective. Rather than enduring an uncomfortable (but highly necessary) period of ambiguity, we fall into the trap of limiting our creativity by setting a project goal that is too narrowly defined from the start. T ake the story of the American scientists and the invention of the “space pen,” for example.
My career has been all about rapid iteration – generating lots of ideas and then quickly testing them to find the ones worth pursuing. My latest project is Quirky , which aims to develop a new product every week with the help of an active community of participants and a committed in-house design team. Q uirky has rapidly accelerated the traditional product development cycle, but perhaps the better example of rapid iteration is how I have launched three businesses in five years. 7 Tips For Rapid Iteration (aka The Quirky Approach)
For Great Leadership, Clear Your Head - Joshua Ehrlich by Joshua Ehrlich | 10:17 AM September 14, 2011 Getting stuff done is overrated. Knowing where you are going and how to get there — strategy — is everything. But many managers still spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking . Your first challenge is learning how to stop the action. But focusing and thinking about the big picture are not as simple as blocking out time and turning off your devices .
by Michael Schrage | 4:06 PM August 25, 2010 The most important thing to understand about America's "crisis of creativity" is that there isn't one. The notion that American business creativity is either at risk or in decline is laughable. Arguments that "Yankee ingenuity" is ebbing into oxymoron are ludicrous. They invite ridicule. The Creativity Crisis? What Creativity Crisis? - Michael Schrage
by Tony Schwartz | 11:17 AM November 1, 2011 Myth #1: Multitasking is critical in a world of infinite demand. This myth is based on the assumption that human beings are capable of doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. We're not. Instead, we learn to move rapidly between tasks. When we're doing one, we're actually not even aware of the other.
Since arriving in Minnesota from Milan last year, Mauro and his wife, Elisa, can't help but stand out. | Photo by David Bowman The Nine Passions Of 3M's Mauro Porcini
Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation, to name a few of his scientific contributions.
30 Really Informative and Beautiful Infographics Infographics are another sources of interesting information, when you are in need of some. Reading boring, long, color-less articles isn’t such attractive and interesting rather than reading and viewing facts, numbers in an illustrated way. In the round-up of this week, we have compiled more than 30 nice-looking, well-designed and informative posters and infographics. The Online Communities The following infographic shows us a detailed world map, containing the most popular websites, social networks and communication applications, from all over the world. 30 Really Informative and Beautiful Infographics
79 Totally Awesome Infographics – Creative! Что нужно, чтобы воспитание и образование вашего ребенка было успешным? Сочетание рационального подхода к режиму учебы и отдыха, организация двигательной активности, сбалансированное питание, комфортный психологический климат в коллективе. Все это реализовано в деятельности Прогимназии № 1633. Давайте узнаем об этом учебном заведении подробней. Прогимназия вошла в рейтинг 50 лучших детских садов России, она – лауреат, призер и участник множества конкурсов, выставок, программ. В учебном процессе Прогимназии соединены общая образовательная программа, художественно-эстетическое образование, охрана и укрепление здоровья детей, в учебном заведении постоянно ведется экспериментальная работа, направленная на улучшение процесса учеба, коммуникации между учениками и преподавателями.
The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.
Newsweek’s The Daily Beast published an interesting infographic on Steve Jobs and his supposed playbook for managing the creative process at Apple. The “10 Commandments of Steve” are: Go for perfect Tap the experts Be ruthless Shun focus groups Never stop studying Simplify Keep your secrets Keep teams small Use more carrot than stick Prototype to the extreme Click on the image, visit NewsWeek , or jump below to see a larger version of the infographic and read the subtext. It’ll be interesting to see how closely these ideals are followed now that Steve stepped down from the CEO position, but I’d bet things won’t change much at Apple for quite some time. The 10 Commandments of Steve Jobs [Infographic]
59 in Share Connect with Evernote: Please Login to Connect Your Account with Evernote By now you've likely heard that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple and plans to continue as chairmen of the board. COO, Tim Cook, who has filled in for Jobs in recent years during his various medical leaves while he first battled pancreatic cancer and then recovered from a liver transplant, will step in as CEO. Steve Jobs: Parting Quotes For Today's Entrepreneurs
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