Amit Agarwal

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Customer Experience Journey Map – the Top 10 Requirements

A customer experience journey map is an incredibly useful tool to understand and improve your customer experience. A great map documents your …

40 Maps That Show How The World Works

As we’ve mentioned time and time again, there are a lot of creative ways to share information through mapmaking. Recently, a collection of quirky maps made the rounds online. <i>The Washington Post</i>‘s Worldviews section, which had an original map included in this collection, followed suit with its own …

9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they see …

13 Things I Wish I Was Told When I Was A Young Guy

When I grew up, the message I got was that I should become a good person. The way this goal would be attained was by getting high grades, diplomas, …

Your Smart Phone Is Getting Smarter

Today’s smart phones are much more than phones—they are powerful, networked multimedia computers, and over the next 10 years they’ll get far more …

Cognitive Computing

A Practical Guide To Having Everything You Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>My Wage</b><p><b>I bargained with Life for a penny,</b><p><b>And Life would pay no more,</b><p><b>However I begged at evening</b><p><b>When I counted my scanty store.</b><p><b>For Life is a just</b> …

The 5 Greatest Personal Development Strategies That Actually Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are <i>thousands</i> of different strategies and ideas on how to improve your life.<p>But how are you supposed to know what really works? By these three …

The Science of Self-Control: Can You Increase Your Willpower? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Does any of this sounds familiar:<p>You want to become an early riser, but once your alarm clock goes off, you hit the snooze button, and go back to …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Time Management

8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Be Mindful of Your “Why”</b><p>When I’m procrastinating and not feeling motivated to do something, it’s usually because the task itself might be unpleasant …

Motivation

3 Ways to Keep Your Body and Your Brain Fit for Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The “no pain, no gain” mentality is prevalent in our culture when it comes to exercise. But if you are out of shape, overweight, or are no longer a …

Feeling down? Try These Body Actions to Counter the Feeling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you feeling down? How many times have you felt down, or start to feel sad and just wanted for it to pass, to go away? I know I have.<p>For a lot of …

Tiptoe

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Motivation

Can't Keep up? 15 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It can become pretty stressful, right?<p>Every morning we have to struggle to get ourselves ready, get everything done and be out the door on time. And …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

5 Ways You Can Be Happy NOW Without Changing a Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”<p>This is one of the top five regrets of dying people. We often have this false sense of immortality, that we …

What If I Told You There's No Such Thing as Failure? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>We live in a world in which we’ve been taught that we’re constantly being judged.</b><p>From the moment we begin to understand language we’re taught that …

Mental Disorders

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

Public Speaking

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up Over Something from the Past | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve done things in the past I’m not proud of. I think most people can say that. Even if you always try to be …

7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

The First 3 Steps to Get Anything You Want in Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What do you really want in life? And how’re you going to get it?<p><b>Learn the step-by-step formula to get anything you want in life</b>, which you won’t find …

Want to Close More Sales? Stop Selling

Make your customer service reps your sales team, give information away for free, and other counterintuitive sales advice.<p><i>In today's online marketplace, building a traditional sales force or conducting expensive sales training programs should not be the first action items on your business</i> …

Marketing

Launching a Marketing Campaign? Ask these 3 Questions First

Before undergoing the time and expense of launching a marketing campaign, you need to do some self-examination first. Advertising expert Curt Hanke explains why.<p>Ready for a secret? The three biggest marketing questions aren’t actually marketing questions. (Sorry to disappoint.) They’re actually …

Marketing

The Best Route to Sustainable Growth

Who drives most of your revenue growth? You might be surprised.<p>All growth is not created equal. And growth, as you know, can eat cash. So what’s the most cost-effective and efficient way for your company to grow?<p>The two most obvious choices are 1) to acquire new customers, and 2) to encourage …

Customers

What the Companies Winning at Big Data Do Differently

Few industries illustrate the Big Data wars better than the media business. In TV programming, combatants like Netflix and Amazon challenge decades-old premium channels and other producers to gain watchers with original programming. Using their treasure troves of information on online customer …

The Googlization Of GE: Targeting New $514 Billion IT Market

The machines are taking over big data. In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth, according to Cisco. Last year, IDC estimated that in 2020, there will be 26 times more connected things than people. And this week, Wikibon issued a forecast of …

The Forbes 2013 Investment Guide

We live in an era when immediacy and short-term thinking often trump the foundational wisdom that can make a real difference in one’s financial life. In this special 2013 Investment Guide we combine smart, actionable advice—like our ETF Best Buy list and our story on ways to wangle out of an …

7 Ways to Use Social Networking to Land Your Next Job

Facebook and other sites can give you an edge over other candidates.<p>When I was looking for my first full-time job about six years ago, I didn’t …

Social Media