Darragh Power

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Blockchain explained

Blockchain

18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

Success

Marketers Need to Stop Focusing on Loyalty and Start Thinking About Relevance

If your customer retention strategy relies on “buying” loyalty with rewards, rebates, or discounts, it is coming at a high cost. And these days, it could also mean that you’re giving up something priceless: your relevance.<p>That’s because the “loyalty era” of marketing, as we’ve known it, is waning. …

Customer Experience

Primal Branding | Patrick Hanlon | TEDxElPaso

Corporate Leadership Training Global Market Top Key Players – Cegos , Dale Carnegie Training , Franklin Covey , Skillsoft and Forecast to 2021

<b>Global Corporate Leadership Training Market</b><p><b>Description</b><p>WiseGuyReports.Com adds” Global Corporate Leadership Training Market 2017-2021 “Research To Its …

Market Trends

The Leader’s Calendar

In the lexicon of management, the CEO is the epitome of leadership. Yet surprisingly little is known about this unique role. While CEOs are the ultimate power in their companies, they face challenges and constraints that few others recognize.<p>Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex …

Management

Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them

Jared Guynes has hundreds of apps on his mobile phone. So when Mr. Guynes, a 34-year-old from Rockwall, Tex., took his family to Chili’s Grill & Bar and saw an ad offering free chips and salsa if he downloaded the restaurant’s app, he didn’t hesitate.<p>Then, within minutes of leaving the restaurant …

Apps

The Five Essential Business Stories Every Leader Should Possess

Storytelling is an art form that traces its origins back to the time of earliest man. For thousands of years now, communicating information through story has been an effective way for human beings to pass along messages, teach lessons and define cultures. Anyone working in today’s business …

Leadership

Want to Create Better Products? Ban Presentations. Make Everyone Draw

Traditional meetings have a predictable life cycle: Attendees gather around a table with a glowing screen in front of them. A leader, clicker in …

Sketching

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Rebirth of the Salesman (Cian McLoughlin) - Resonated from Buyer's View

I am truly grateful to receive a complimentary book ‘Rebirth of the Salesman’ with a personalized note, bookmark and business card from the author …

B2B

Best

The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need [Anthony Iannarino, Mike Weinberg] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The USA Today …

Selling

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Fear of saying no to clients who aren't a good fit.<p>Fear paralyzes people and stops them from taking action and learning from their mistakes.<p>Fear makes people settle for mediocre profit, mediocre clients, and a mediocre product.<p>I'm not successful because I'm the smartest guy in any room.<p>I didn't go …

Entrepreneurship

How Language Influences Our Thinking

"Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers." - Cesar Chavez<p><b>The</b> …

Library | Brené Brown

My Nightstand (A-Z)<p>Click to purchase on<p>Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood<p>Click to purchase on<p>Things That Make White …

After a Merger, Don’t Let “Us vs. Them” Thinking Ruin the Company

More and more companies are relying on mergers & acquisitions (M&A) as a competitive growth strategy. Since 2012, M&A activity has increased dramatically in both number of deals and size of transaction, with the yearly value of global M&A deals tracking above $4.5 trillion for the past four years. …

Bezos: A CEO Who Can Write

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b><i>The more I read Jeff Bezos’ twenty-one annual letters to Amazon shareholders, the more I like his views on growing Amazon’s</i> …

A Short List of Books for Doing New Things

<b>Andrew Ng</b> has quite the modern resume.<p>He founded Coursera, a wonderful website that gives anyone with Internet access the ability to take high level …

Sketchnote Mini Workshop - Interaction South America 2017

South America

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I’m not talking more customers, …

25 MUST WATCH TED TALKS FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Running a business is not an easy job and it can wear you down at times if you let it. I do love my work and I am grateful that I can do what I love …

Jeff Bezos

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Learning

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call

It’s hard to believe AI can interact with people this naturally<p>Onstage at I/O 2018, Google showed off a jaw-dropping new capability of Google Assistant: in the not too distant future, it’s going to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai played back a phone call recording that he said …

The Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas – Jobs-to-be-Done + Outcome-Driven Innovation

Helping a product team see a market through a Jobs-to-be-Done lens is often a transformational experience. This canvas can help drive that …

Designer Spends a Year Creating Logos That Subtly Reveal the Meaning of Words

Art director Daniel Carlmatz looks at language as more than just words on a page. For one year (November 2016 to November 2017), the Swedish creative challenged himself to visual wordplay by turning otherwise ordinary terms into playful logos. He did so by manipulating letterforms and incorporating …

We all Know About Up Selling - but Down Selling is Even More Important

It really is the right thing to do.<p>No doubt you are well and truly familiar with the term 'up selling' but what is 'down selling' and why on earth would you want to do it? Well, it is part of being a great sales person and only the great ones can really do it but in reality, we all should be …

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

A Tale of Perseverance: “The Old Alchemist”

by Doug O'Brien under Blog |  September 2, 2014<p><b>“The Old Alchemist”</b> by Allan B. Chinen, (Copyright © LearningtoGive.org)<p>Once upon a time, there lived …

Welcome to the Experience Economy

How do economies change? The entire history of economic progress can be recapitulated in the four-stage evolution of the birthday cake. As a vestige of the agrarian economy, mothers made birthday cakes from scratch, mixing farm commodities (flour, sugar, butter, and eggs) that together cost mere …