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.
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.
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
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. The Secret Weapon For Better Focus Advertisement Are you looking for a more efficient way to organise your work-days? Try Time Blocking. A few months back, I came across Cal Newport’s illuminating post on Time Blocking — a productivity “hack” that helps you to make the most of your work day by assigning very specific tasks to very specific blocks of time. This is loosely based on Parkinson’s Law, the idea of which is that work will simply expand to fill the time available for its completion.
The Dalai Lama's 18 Rules For Living May 6, 2011 | 42 Comments » | Topics: Life, List At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Here they are. Reflections on design self-employment If you’re thinking of quitting your salaried job to start your own design business, here are a few designers who’ve reflected on their time in self-employment. Last updated: 28 February 2014. I penned a few self-employment pros and cons over on Peachpit.com (a 2-page post excerpted from my book) as well as advice after five years of self-employment (written back in 2010). Photo via Slim 69 Related posts