Daniella Brown

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Generating Data on What Customers Really Want

At a fundamental level, the decisions managers make about revenue and profits fall into two categories—those related to growth and those related to cost reduction. Both types are meant to increase margins. But how data are used in each decision-making process is completely different.<p>Cost reduction …

This CEOs best tip for making tough business decisions

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

We’re literally drowning in data. Everyday, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. This is the equivalent of 90% of the world’s …

9 Reasons You And Your Employees Can't Do 40 Hours Of Work In 40 Hours - And What To Do About It

Here are the nine top reasons why you and your employees can’t finish 40 hours worth of work in 40 hours.<p><b>1. Meetings are consuming 30 – 50% of your day and accomplishing far too little.</b><p>The average employee spends 30% of their time in meetings – that’s 12 hours - a full day and a half. Executives …

Employment

10 Things Every Serious Entrepreneur Knows That You Don’t

Aspiring Entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere in hopes of following in the footsteps of the cashed up risk takers and uber successful they look up …

Sunday links: discipline and effort

<b>Book recommendations: Charlie Munger</b> reads a lot. Some of his book recommendations including <i>The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the</i> …

25 Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands For 2015

Innovation and disruption in consumer and retail is exploding. Ignited by the maturation of Millennial consumers—who are voting with their wallet and opting for new and authentic brands—emerging brands are re-imagining nearly every consumer category, and sometimes creating entirely new ones. …

How Can I Move My Net Promoter Score? A Case For Reputation Management

“How can I move my Net Promoter Score?” This is a popular question among metric-obsessed CEOs, CMOs, sales leaders, and other department heads across a variety of industries. While the answer is seldom simple, the concept is actually much simpler than it sounds. NPS is simply a measure gauging the …

'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It' (False)

Most of us grew up with the traditional Godzilla business mindset. We learned that business is a linear, data-driven place colored blue and gray. Lines and boxes organize everything in the business world into neat column and rows.<p>In the conventional view, business is sober and rational. Repetitive …

Employment

5 Emerging Technologies Every Hospital Will Have By 2025

Wearable fitness devices and smartphone health apps that generate continuous streams of data will be the biggest catalysts for change at your doctor’s office in the coming decades.<p>Investors seem excited about the potential. Digital health startups attracted investments of $6.5 billion in 2014, a …

Digital Health

Agile Tools don’t fix problems, they reveal them.

Sometimes we are lucky to work with someone whose insight into the work we do has a profound affect on the way we see what we are doing. One such …

Project Management

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Mobile solutions needed for healthcare

The utility value of mobile technology is almost second to none. In sub-Sahara Africa, the mobile phone has proven to be an innovative and …

14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

5 Leadership Fallacies To Dispel

It never ceases to amaze me the many different definitions of leadership. Working in executive coaching and leadership development affords me invaluable opportunities to meet with leaders and teams to learn about their challenges, their perspectives, their rationale for decision-making.<p>There are as …

Leadership

Good for what ails us

The health care industry is ripe for disruptive innovation as systemic challenges continue to face the industry and stakeholders demand increased …

This New Medical Device Can Improve Healing Rates by 30%

It tricks skin cells into behaving much younger than they are.<p>A new medical device that can accelerate the body's capacity to heal wounds by up to 30 …

Grab Diabetes by the Horns With Smart Tech

While diabetes afflicts 29 million Americans and costs the U.S. $245 billion in direct medical costs and reduced productivity, the larger crisis might be that 63 percent of Americans aren't aware of the growing cost or even the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There is an astounding …

Digital Health

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'

<b>Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.</b><p>The act increases the pressure in the ear to clear it of sticky mucus.<p>Three times a day, 320 children with glue ear used nasal balloons. A month later, 47% were clear of the condition, compared with …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

CEOs pressed to change their management style

To stay successful by 2020, chief executive officers must be passionate about innovation, and be able to execute change, a new global survey by …

Before that genomics revolution, we need interoperability, patient engagement and privacy

The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative is widely viewed a harbinger of a genomics revolution – one that comes with massive potential, but …