Have you ever wanted to take on a large project but were hesitant to start? Perhaps you want to write a book, start a personal business, or make a lifestyle change. Whatever it is, completing large projects is immensely satisfying, and for many, a very difficult thing to do. Typically, one of the following happen:
One of the most important business skills is being able to ask good questions. Asking the right questions will lead you down a useful exploration of thought and research, while asking the wrong questions will lead to conclusions that are either false or irrelevant.
Market research is one of those things that many small businesses push to the side due to the misconception that it has to be a difficult, laborious process. Fortunately, there is a multitude of resources that make effective market research easier than it has ever been.
Since it’s release, Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas has taken the business community by storm, and is now taught in most business schools. From his model grew adaptations such as the Lean Business Canvas, the Personal Business Model Canvas, and the Social Business Model Canvas.
There are a number of reasons why we should all exercise regularly: long-term health, practical fitness, the joy of it. However, workplace productivity rarely makes the top of the list. In fact, working out is proven to enhance workplace ability. As said by Dr. Nguyen, “exercise will optimise information consolidation in the brain via a myriad of hormonal responses, resulting in increased volume in a region called the hippocampus.” This makes you better at absorbing new information, which in today’s business culture is an essential task.
Everyone has their set of tools to help them stay focused and productive. For all of the great apps, websites, and systems out there I still default to the humble, trustworthy checklist.
The social and political events of the times are unsettling to many. But despite the regular dose of misery that comes from the news, there are great things happening. Between the various tech, research, and innovation hubs in the world, the beneficial application of cutting edge technology is flowing into the wider world. Three areas of particular importance are energy, information, and health.