The International Entrepreneurship Center at the IEC, we offer several educational programs for businesses that are seeking growth Most business schools teach the writing of business plans as the way to start a new product or venture. But experience teaches us that most venture-backed startups fail and most new products created by established companies have a similarly poor track record. Our methodologies focus on the customer instead of the product. We use the "Challenger Sales" method to learn the customer’s business model, and then identify technology-based innovations that can lead to clear growth for the client.
The S.T.A.R. Method: A More Effective, Less Stressful Way to Process Email Do you struggle with having a manageable email Inbox? Are you worried that you’re missing something important because you can’t keep up with the volume of email traffic you’re getting? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – and there’s an easier way to get have less stress and overwhelm without being anal-retentive that doesn’t require you to learn to be anal-retentive about clearing your Inbox. I’ve written a lot about effective email habits, and I’ve recommended using the R.A.F.T.
The 5As of Actualization First we make our habits, then our habits make us. – Charles C. Noble One of the most effective ways to actualize your own potential and goals is to form habits and routines that make the actualization (almost) automatic. 50 Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Conquering drowsiness before it overwhelms your mind can be quite a challenge without the help of caffeine, taurine and drugs. These 3 Types Of Lists Will Help You Be More Productive When it comes to being organized and productive, the to-do list is the ultimate tool. That’s why there are so many task management apps and project management systems that are focused around task lists. But at some point, you have to stop listing and start doing. By using these three lists, you’ll have all the list-making power you need without a complicated system that takes up too much time.
29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. Here’s another list. And another.
100 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain On a Lazy Day By Olivia Coleman Everyone has those days at school or work when your brain is moving just a little slower than usual. If you find yourself up against a lazy day, give one of these tricks a try to get your brain going. The Goldilocks principle: Ensuring your capacity to meet demand is just right The often-used businesses term “right-sizing” has in recent years become common in higher education. Though sometimes used as a euphemism for “downsizing,” it more rightly refers to an effort to optimize enrollment, human resources, programs and facilities—in other words, fixed costs. There are a host of factors that should go into the analysis when an institution is attempting to match demand with its capacity to meet that demand. Internal factors
Zen Apps: Desktop Tools to Organize Your Brain Great believers in the power of organization to drive productive creativity, we’re always on the look out for new (and preferably free) tech applications that can help us stay on track, improve focus, or just waste less time on the unimportant stuff. Here, we run down a few recent faves that are helping us magnify our ability to make ideas happen: Evernote. Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot.