As the U.S. presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century.
To understand the current capabilities of an existing Design team, you must assess the skills and knowledge of every designer on the team—for example, skills like motion design or heuristic evaluation—using a classic skills/knowledge matrix like that shown in Figure 3.
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives—getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. This post originally appeared on JamesClear.com.
We know that customer engagement matters. Yet much of our thinking about engagement remains simplistic. Most current definitions of engagement are bimodal – someone is either engaged or they’re not. But this is a limited view that hampers our ability to manage engagement in meaningful ways.
Projects can quickly take on a life of their own, spiraling out of budget and taking far more time than planned. Project management software can help—but it adds an extra item to your already-strapped budget. Don't worry. There are still great, free project management apps for you.
Kim Scott wanted to stay home in the morning long enough to have breakfast with her young twins. So she did the logical thing — she sent an email to her team asking if they could start their morning meeting an hour later.
Last week, we asked our readers to send in their questions about business, startups, product management and more. We got a fantastic response, and we’ll be rolling out answers to some of the most interesting questions in the coming weeks.
A collection of real fundraising decks from real startups. In total, these decks have raised over $400 million. Attach shows you who opens your pitch decks, what pages they read and for how long.
How great is the Internet! One of the most impactful, viral, influential services you can perform online is to read stuff and tell people what you like. It’s true!
Remote working is a trend that's here to stay. In fact, the latest report from Global Workplace Analytics indicates a 103% growth in employees working from home since 2005. It's a trend that positively and significantly impacts a company's bottom line.
At Facebook, where we’re working to make the world more open and connected, an inherent part of our mission is to share how we create the things we build. We recently decided to begin sharing a critical part of our process as a result: the design critique.
I recently got asked about the most common pitfall that trips up entrepreneurs. Top on my list is: Falling in love with your solution. I’ve previously labeled this pre-disposition for the solution as the “Innovator’s Bias”.
Jonathan Golden, Airbnb’s very first product manager and now Director of Product, knows that flexibility can get you far in his line of work. Last year, it even got him to Cuba.
Part of the draw of self-managing organizations, like those we explore in our recent HBR article, is their promise to free us from the disease of micromanagement. But they’re not the only cure.
How can a busy professional become more productive when there is only so much time in the day? One simple answer: Delegate more of what you don’t have to do yourself. This frees up your time so that you can spend it where it is really valuable.
We like to believe that if you solve a real problem with a good product, a successful software business is magically created. That’s never guaranteed. The popularity of product-first businesses has led to short-sightedness around what’s necessary to create a sustainable business.
From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you. Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled downhill, pinning him against the security gate in front of his Los Angeles home.
Motivation is a tricky multifaceted thing. How do we motivate people to become the best they can be? How do we motivate ourselves? Sometimes when we are running towards a goal we suddenly lose steam and peter out before we cross the finish line.
I’ve found a visual aid that is profoundly changing the way teams work. It’s working so well that I feel compelled to write a book about it. But that’s going to take time and I want you to have it today.
It’s the catch-22 of the startup world: you want to launch something cool, but you need money to do it, but you won’t have money until you launch something cool. Hey, we get it.