Here I am walking in the woods near our workplace playground. I am a little bit stuck in a project I am taking part in and walking in the open helps me think more clearly. I see the Mood Improver sitting in the arbor. When he notices me, he smiles and waves. I wave back and sit next to him. I feel it was the right time to hear his story. Our Mood Improver was one of the first guys hired at the playground. I am very curious how he came here and how he can always be in a good mood and “pass it” to other people. Here is what he told me: Continue reading “S01E09 The Story of the Mood Improver (Season Finale)” →
The (business) world is changing. Although this phrase has already become a popular cliché, few people and companies realize how fast and in what direction. Old business models do not work in the new economy. They either experience great difficulties or are dying away.
People are becoming more aware of what are bad, unfair or corrupt business practices. Besides, they have received tools to fight with or prevent them due to the rapid technological advancement.
Sales strategies do not produce desired results, unless they are innovative and creative. Cold calling looks like a sales approach from the dinosaur era. Potential customers do not want to be bothered by sales calls, traveling sales persons or street sellers. Traditional advertising is becoming less and less effective. Continue reading “Smart Lean Ideas for the New Business Model: Is it a future?” →
You might have read Eric Ries’ book The Lean Startup and even apply his principles in practice. But do you apply them throughout the whole process of product development, to every single activity – from the sprout of your idea to picking its fruits and beyond? Few people and companies do. Somewhere on the way they forget to think lean. They get caught up in the game and forget to take it lean – to invest less time, money and efforts.
For those who are not acquainted with the lean method, we shall summarize the concept in several words – maximum results with minimum efforts. Eric Ries also popularizes the idea of minimum viable product (MVP): Continue reading “Smart Lean Ideas for Business Development” →
Contrary to popular beliefs that you have to build your career at an early age, we know (based on experience) that it is never too late to steer the ship of your career into a completely different direction.
You may even not know what your dream job would be, regardless of your age. Don’t worry this is not a bad thing at all and you are totally not alone – people just hate to admit this, fearing criticism and pressure from the society. That is why, your first step should be to find for yourself what your passion or passions are: it’s another cliché that you must have only one passion. Consider the thing(s) your thoughts are mostly occupied with or make your heart jump with joy. Continue reading “Six Practical Tips For Landing Your Dream Job: For Realz!” →