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Friendship and Your Success

Friendships are important in work and life. One of the top indicators if someone is engaged at work is if they believe that they have a best friend at work. Gallop research has repeatedly shown a concrete link between having a best friend at work and the amount of effort employees expend in their job.

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Contextual Inquiry

Contextual inquiry is a semi-structured observational and interview (inquiry) method to understand how and why a prospect or customers uses (existing) or may use (prototype) your solution in the environment that they use it (context). This could be using an appliance in a kitchen, a tool on the shop floor, a device in a lab,

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Easy to Use 2.0 Audiobook

You can now listen to the Easy to Use 2.0 audiobook! Here are few things that folks have been saying about Easy to Use 2.0: “It’s refreshing to see the thoughtfulness and design expertise Sean Van Tyne brings to the enterprise software space. It is a technology category that’s ripe for design-led disruption, and this

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Customer Segment Profiles and Personas: Data to Insights

According to Greg Chapman, Founder and CEO of The Pocket CMO, ‘customer segmentation provides a comprehensive understanding of your current and potential consumers that produces a variety of rich data including identifying the financially-optimal targets for your brand.’ Greg shares that: “Profiles are built from data. Personas are built from insights. You don’t market to

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Fail Fast, Succeed Faster

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft “Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.”

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Customer Journey Mapping ROI

As more organizations move towards a more customer-centric way of doing business, customer journey maps remain an important tool to help companies better understand what’s happening today, and what customers want tomorrow. In an ‘outside-in, customer-centric’ way, customer journey maps serve to discover, codify and share relevant information across the customer lifecycle and help to

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Disagreements

It is okay to disagree with me.You wouldn’t be the first.I sometimes disagree with myself. A disagreement is an opportunity to explore.And I love to explore. If you are right and I am wrong,Then I learn something that was true that I didn’t know.And I value truth above most all things. Thank you.

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The Creative Process

According to some of the latest theories on creativity (componential theory), creativity is composed of three components: task motivation, domain-relevant skills, and creativity-relevant processes. Motivation is often intrinsic, though it is for some people, or some of the time, extrinsic as well. Domain-relevant skills are often technical (e.g., knowing how to conduct research, for a

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Better is Unsustainable, Unique is Unstoppable

“Better is unsustainable, unique is unstoppable” – Denise Lee Yohn, author of Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies. Lots of people talk about getting better at something – but better is not sustainable – and there is always someone who will figure out how to do something even better. As

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Life, Experiences, Moments and Memories

Life is made up of experiences. Experiences are made up of moments and what we remember from those moments are memories. Our lives are a series of events. Some of these events are big – birth, graduation, marriage… Some are smaller but just as meaningful – a sunset, a relaxing morning, a dinner with a

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