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Three Types of Innovation – Product, Process and Business Model

types of innovationThere are different ways an organization can innovate. Essentially, there are three types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation and business model innovation. These types of innovation can include breakthrough innovation (very rare) or incremental innovation(much more common). To stay relevant, all organizations big or small need to consider each of thesetypes of innovation at some stage.

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Idea Generation – 5 Brilliant Techniques You Can Use

idea generationWhether it is your business you are trying to change or your life, you need idea generation techniques to come up with new and novel ideas to get different results. Now of course there are hundreds of techniques and approaches. However in my opinion, there are 5 brilliant techniques that are particularly effective. The 5 techniques are listed below and it is important to note that each one of these is a standalone techniques that can suffice on its own or work in combination with each other.


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The Best Way to Learn Anything

learn anythingWhat might be the best way to learn new subjects and assess gaps in our current knowledge? Richard Feynman was an American quantum physicist and Nobel Laureate who is known to have formulated a way to learn anything under the sun. We refer to this technique as the Feynman Technique..

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Increase Your Productivity – 10 Ways

increase your productivityWho doesn’t want to increase productivity and add some more hours every day. But we get lost in our daily routine and stuck in our habits. When this happens, productivity starts to suffer and output starts to decline. Here are 10 ways to get back on track and increase your productivity substantially…

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Effective Presentations – The 3 Key Things to Remember

effective presentationsSo much has been written about how to present effectively in hundreds of books and articles that it becomes difficult sometime to put together a personal toolkit on how to deliver a presentation. How does one distill the vast body of knowledge about presentation skills into a set of simple rules that can help with every presentation you deliver in the future?

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The ART of Confrontation

art of confrontationOne of the facts about management that seems contrary to conventional wisdom is that most managers are really “nice” guys who do not like confronting their subordinates and holding them accountable. These managers consider this part of management to be a real hassle, something they would rather avoid. They believe this is an unnecessary evil and something they have to put up with as part of the heavy burden of management. Managers who think like this of course are never really going to be able to hold any one accountable. Then there is the mean-spirited manager who is completely task oriented, and who does not give a damn about people. Managers with some degree of balance between their concern for people and concern for holding the same people accountable for their performance are unfortunately a bit of a rarity.

So how does a manager strike a balance and make the process of confronting subordinates about their behavior or performance a bit easier and less stressful for both parties?..

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Customer Experience – 5 Insights from Zappos

customer experienceBased on numerous web articles about Zappos

Online retailer Zappos is at a different level from everyone else when it comes to providing a positive customer experience. A long time ago, Zappos decided that one of its fundamental core values would be to deliver a WOW through service…

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