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The Productivity Hacks of 5 Female Founders - Focus

Finding an effective work/life balance is a challenge that every successful founder will face. To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we …

How to Hack Your Workspace for Creativity - Focus

Sometimes less is simply less – at least when it comes to work environments. While the ‘lean enterprise’ approach has optimized manufacturing …

Creativity

Slave to the Ribbon: 4 Tough Questions in Software Design

At MeisterLabs, we did our first <b>usability test</b> last year on our mind mapping product, MindMeister. As a team that focuses on designing attractive and …

How To Use Mind Maps To Develop Clarity With Your Software Testing Strategy

By Elizabeth Zagroba<p><i>[Elizabeth is speaking at TestBash Philadelphia, come and see her and others passionate testers speak!]</i><p>You're joining a project. …

Google Docs

Focus

Whether you’re a seasoned marketer with a large budget and team, or just starting out with nothing but your laptop and mission – in this article …

Project Management

How 7 SaaS Founders Discovered Product Market Fit - Focus

“The narrative goes that when you’re first starting off, your business will feel like you’re pushing a boulder uphill,” one SaaS founder shared with …

Why Your SaaS Company Needs a Quarterly All Hands Meeting - Focus

In your company’s growth journey, it’s important to take the time to assess its progress, mission, and direction. This should happen quarterly, as …

3 Proven Strategies to Motivate Your Team - Focus

It’s a fresh battle every day to find the motivation to get through my to do list. But motivating your team is an entirely different challenge. It’s …

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital

How To Talk To People That Don't Get Right To The Point

Have you ever been talking to someone who’s going through a plan in such painstaking detail that your brain started to hurt? Giving you every nitty-gritty little step when all you really wanted was for them to cut-to-the-chase and give you the bottom line? Or maybe it was the other way around, you …

Leadership

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

The Workplace

Silicon Valley’s Plot To Reinvent The Dreaded Conference Call

By David Pierce for WIRED.<p>Stepping into one of the “project rooms” at speaker-maker Sonos’s office in downtown Boston is like opening a teleportation portal. The large, messy space, cluttered with half-built soundbars and heaping piles of screws, almost exactly replicates a room 3,000 miles away in …

What Are Best Practices For Collaboration Between Data Scientists?

<i>What are best practices for collaboration between data scientists? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ben Hamner, Co-founder and CTO of Kaggle, on Quora:</b><p>Most data scientists, and data …

Collaboration Across Time And Space Leads To Innovation

Today’s accelerating reality requires teaming: continuously, in real time, and always taking into account the larger picture. A recent Forbes Insights executive brief, “The Revolution in Teaming: Essential Insights, Tactics and Tools for the New Era of Collaboration,” sponsored by Microsoft, …

Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again

After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that's led to several new …

Innovation

Research: 3 Ways To Fight Back Against Hyperconnectivity Overload

Despite the hoopla about always-on, social connectivity, workers at many companies are falling victim to collaborative overload. Results from a global survey of over 4,000 executives and employees found most companies lack the management skills, organizational culture, and technology to make …