Jonathan Bratel

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7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life -- Starting Today

How to create a brand new chapter in your life, at any stage.<p>When we think about creating sweeping change in our lives, it often seems like a distant dream. When life gets in the way, it's easy to think it's "too late," or that we won't be able to restart because we are so set in our ways, whether …

Albert Einstein

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of …

Writing

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills

The storied British banker and financier Nathan Rothschild noted that great fortunes are made when cannonballs fall in the harbor, not when violins play in the ballroom. Rothschild understood that the more unpredictable the environment, the greater the opportunity—if you have the leadership skills …

Framework

The visual thinking framework provides a platform that will help you generate better ideas and allow you to solve problems far more effectively. The …

Software Development

Personlighetstypen INTJ

"Rationella Ledare"<p>Läs en beskrivning om denna personlighetstyp nedanför.<p>Som en rationell ledare är du seriös, fokuserad och målinriktad. Du tänker …

A closer look at business transformations

Companies, now more than ever, are under continuous pressure to demonstrate improved performance. Government regulations, price pressure, lack of …

Management

What successful transformations share: McKinsey Global Survey results

When organizational transformations succeed, managers typically pay attention to “people issues,” especially fostering collaboration among leaders …

What Do You Really Mean by Business “Transformation”?

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>Today’s corporate watchword word is <i>transformation</i>, and for good reason. One study suggests that 75% of the S&P 500 will turn over in the next 15 years. Another says that one in three companies will delist in the next five years. A third shows that the “topple rate” of …

Innovation

Creating a Strategy That Works

Companies with a record of sustained success may seem very different from one another, but they all have a common focus: using their distinctive …

How to Beat Procrastination

<i>This is Part 2. You won’t get Part 2 if you haven’t read Part 1 yet. Here’s Part 1.</i><p><i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline</i> …

Creating a Strategy That Works

Companies with a record of sustained success may seem very different from one another, but they all have a common focus: using their distinctive …

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

Procrastination

Seven Transformations of Leadership

Most developmental psychologists agree that what differentiates leaders is not so much their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management. Rather, it’s their internal “action logic”—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is …

Management

5 Shoe Charts Every Guy Needs In Their Life

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

7 Habits of Highly Effective People [Book Summary]

Check out this comprehensive, easy-to-read summary of the best-selling book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

Roundup Of Analytics, Big Data & Business Intelligence Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2015

Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) estimates adding analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) applications will increase their Total Addressable Market (TAM) by $13B in FY2014.<p>89% of business leaders believe Big Data will revolutionize business operations in the same way the Internet did.<p>83% have pursued Big …

The four key types of customer data for marketing or... how valuable is knowing my customers pet's name?

Simplify Your Analytics Strategy

While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Companies can get stuck trying to analyze all that’s possible and all that they could do through analytics, when they should …

Big Data

“Arkitekt” Personlighet

(INTJ-A / INTJ-T)<p>Det blåser snålt på toppen, och som en av de mest sällsynta och strategiskt mest kapabla personlighetsyperna, är Arkitekterna …

Gratis personlighetstest

NERIS Type Explorer®<p>NERIS Type Explorer®<p>Tre saker du måste veta innan du tar testet:<p>Det tar mindre än 12 minuter.<br>• Svara ärligt (även om du inte gillar …

Six Steps to a Business-driven Analytics Strategy

Analytics offers heaps of promised benefits – from reduced churn to increased sales to deep and actionable insight on customer preferences. But …

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …