Everyone’s talking about ‘big data’. There’s no doubt that there are more bits and bytes than ever before. As George Dyson writes ‘when the digital universe began, in 1951 in New Jersey, it was just 5 kilobytes in size’. Today, by some estimates, the total amount of information in the world adds up to 2.7 zettabytes. But what about insight, analysis, outcomes?[Read more…] about Little data: why it matters more than big data
It used to be a question for the biggest businesses: what do we outsource? Time has levelled the playing field and, today, even small businesses and solopreneurs can outsource virtually anything. Indeed, for ambitious businesses, outsourcing could be a competitive advantage.[Read more…] about The A-Z of Small Business Outsourcing
Buddhism talks about near enemies and far enemies. The far enemy is the opposite of some good quality while the near enemy is a kind of counterfeit of the real thing. For example, the far enemy of compassion is cruelty but its near enemy is pity. What has this got to do with business productivity? For me, this is a good way of thinking about absenteeism and presenteeism.[Read more…] about The two enemies: absenteeism and presenteeism
Effective managers combine different types of communication, such as email, IM and phone calls, to repeat and reinforce key messages.
Listen very carefully, I shall say this only twice…[Read more…] about Effective managers say the same thing twice
An insight into Apple’s Jonathan Ive – Royal College of Art Innovation Night.[Read more…] about Reflections on Jonathan Ive and Apple design
We’ve all had that Monday morning feeling. A mix of tiredness, anxiety and resignation. Defeated before we’ve begun. Instead of being the worst day of the week, Mondays can (and should) be the best. Anything’s possible! Productivity awaits! This article explains how to defeat Monday morning.[Read more…] about Monday mornings and how to defeat them