When you think about it, you meet somebody for the first time, and they’re not presenting their warts-and-all self to you — they’re presenting their idealized self to you, they’re leading with their best. And then, eventually, you’re farting in front of each other. Eventually, you get to see the person who is behind that […]
–Anyone who works in finance will sense, at least at first, the pressure to pretend to know more than he does. It’s not just that people who pick stocks, or predict the future price of oil and gold, or select targets for corporate acquisitions, or persuade happy, well-run private companies to go public don’t know […]
A great way to check out other products and get inspired: Product Hunt.
I was struck by this line in an article on dating: “Inviting someone to look at you is the first step in inviting them into your lives.” An area where I’ve felt most vulnerable, for a host of reasons, is when I dress up. I love fashion, but I hesitate to wear even my best […]
You can’t be in business today without knowing about Net Promoter Score or NPS. What is NPS? For that you can turn to Wikipedia. You derive NPS from asking customers: How likely is it that you would recommend our company/product/service to a friend or colleague? With the scoring of the answer most often based on […]
If you don’t already know, let me explain. The presentation is not your deck. If you want your presentation to sing then it’s important to remember to frame your presentation. Here it is: 1. Hook them 2. State your objectives 3. Explain how it’s relevant 4. Set expectations You don’t need four sentences or stories […]
Remember that famous Marshmallow test conducted at California’s Stanford University in the 1960s by Walter Mischel? The one that showed that those children who didn’t wait to eat the marshmallow lacked impulse control? If you, like me, wondered if the subjects skewed the results, then you were on to something. A more recent study by […]