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3 Myths about Engineering Talent in China and India


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Costs before and after

Before you finish your new idea or launch your new project, it’s worth taking a few minutes to realize that two costs are dramatically underestimated:

1. The cost of selling. How much will it cost you to sell this to an agency, a nation, a customer? How much will it cost them to sell it to the next user?

2. The cost of maintenance. How much will it cost you to stick this project out until it pays for itself? How much will it cost your users to maintain this idea over its useful life?

Hint: It took a decade to sell most people on the personal computer. And the cost of a PC out of the box is less than 1/6th of what it costs to keep it running and in use over its life…

What Happens to Society When Robots Replace Workers?


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L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic

L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic  Infographic Source: Business-Management-Degree.netFiled under: Authentic Leadership, Coaching Corner, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Future Leadership Issues, Practical Steps to Influence, Team Building Leadership Tagged: business, leadership, […]
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Go for a walk

The best time is when you don’t feel like it.

Going for a walk when you don’t feel like it will change your mood, transform your posture and get you moving.

And if you don’t feel like talking with someone, bring them with you on the walk.

       

The Chaos Imperative

Our brains need white space to think creatively.

We need white space to think more deeply and completely.

Leading With Intention

In The Chaos Imperative, co-authors Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack say that “if we want to foster creativity and innovation in our own lives, we too need a bit of chaos.” We need organization and routines to be sure, but we also need “pockets of chaos”—“places where structure and efficiency are set aside or blocked off to create a more organic process that allows new ideas to come to the fore.” What Brafman calls “organized serendipity.”

The Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market


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