Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Did GM think about the existing ecosystem?

Did GM think about the larger ecosystem & how their mobile LTE fits in with consumer behavior?

Did they conduct any human centric design sessions or followed the customer home?

Or read 'The Wide Lens'?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance BY Laura Garnett

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high. In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. via Pocket

Saturday, February 15, 2014

4 Soft Skills That You Need To Learn

These skills may be "soft," but that doesn't mean they won't make a huge difference in your life. Over at the Geek Manager site, Meri Williams recently blogged about a phenomenon she sees play out among her teams. via Pocket

What powered European Renaissance? Watch this video....

Watch golden era of knowledge that powered European Renaissance (a completely forgotten & ignored period of enlightenment, tolerance, art/science devleopment):

Learn this skill: Develop Better mindset/Growth Mindset/Create Value Mindset

Watch this video & Learn this skill: Better mindset/Growth Mindset/Create Value Mindset
Heidi Grant Halvorson: The Incredible Benefits of a "Get Better" Mindset from 99U on Vimeo.

Friday, February 14, 2014

eBay Inc. employees use 10% of their time to solve Austin, Texas Non-profits problems

Happy to be part of the eBay Inc. Small Business Challenge Austin Edition....amazing work by eBay Inc. volunteers. What a an effective use of time, skills to help the less fortunate! Thank you eBay Inc. for allowing us to practice connected commerce!

Forget Customer Satisfaction. Think Customer Surprise BY Peter Economy

Every entrepreneur knows that happy customers are the very definition of success, and most will talk a good game about just how much they care about their customers. But new research shows that businesses are failing to put their money where their mouth is. via Pocket

Monday, February 10, 2014

Get People To Open Your Emails (that deliver value to the readers)

Get people to open your emails....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

11 Ways To Create More Time To Think

It could be just a coincidence, but I don’t think so. In the course of the last 10 days or so, I’ve had three in-depth conversations with businesspeople (two of them entrepreneurs) that I truly respect. The theme: Carving out more time to think. via Pocket

Monday, February 3, 2014

As Tuition Increases, So Do College Bureaucracies

Put 50 randomly selected U.S. professors in a room. Within 10 minutes they will be complaining about the growing number of administrators in their universities. Professors aren’t right about everything, yet they have a point in this case. via Pocket

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mobile Payments, Electric Cars and the Keys to Driving Change

Startups and giants alike are vying to make mobile payments take off big time. This is the way the world wants to go. But while many of the parts are in place, it has yet to happen. Our mobile devices are doing almost everything but payments. via Pocket

How To Strengthen Your Professional and Personal Network BY Patricia Fletcher

If you, like me, have based your network connections on industry, corporation and executive level, you have been missing a golden opportunity. I’ve realized this since speaking with Pamela Ryckman (pictured above), author of best-selling book, The Stiletto Network. via Pocket

4 Habits Of Punctual People

Those people who are always on time? How to they do it? If you are part of the 20% of Americans who are chronically late, get ready to change everything. Plan any event and chances are one in five of the people you invite will be late. via Pocket

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership BY Peter Economy

Many leaders are competent but few qualify as remarkable. If you want to join the ranks of the best of the best, make sure you embody all these qualities all the time. It isn't easy, but the rewards can be truly phenomenal. 1. via Pocket

Key to Email Productivity? Better Subject Lines BY Les McKeown

Last week, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton fessed up to having 46,315 unread emails in his inbox. It's no secret that some of us are better than others when it comes to keeping on top of email. via Pocket

The Only Interview Question That Matters BY Lou Adler

Last week, LinkedIn announced to the world that I've been in the recruiting industry for 36 years. via Pocket

How This Ed-Tech Startup Reached 7 Million Students Without Charging Schools A Dime

Tech-savvy kids have propelled the rapid growth of everything from YouTube to Snapchat. But achieving scale with educational technology--and no selfie strategy? That’s a different story. via Pocket