Brendan G. Lim

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Here Is the One Surprising Thing All Successful Entrepreneurs Have | Inc.com

A while back, I sat on a panel at a conference for entrepreneurs. There were three successful entrepreneurs and myself. As usual, the classic question came up, "What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?" The first panelist said, "Passion! You must be passionate, or you'll never achieve …

Entrepreneurship

Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System Kindle Edition

Zen To Done takes the best aspects of a few popular productivity systems (Getting Things Done, 7 Habits and others) and combines them with the …

A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Late in his career, Steve Jobs famously drove his car without a license plate.<p>There were all sorts of theories about why Jobs decided to drive without tags. Some people said he didn’t want to be tracked. Others believed he was trying to make a game of …

A Guide to Color, UX, and Conversion Rates

Color is one of the most powerful tools in the designer’s toolkit.<p>You can use color to impact users’ emotions, draw their attention, and put them in …

Leadership And The Art Of Making Tough Decisions | Inc.com

Unfortunately, making tough decisions amidst chaos takes practice. In the past, I had a tendency to avoid conflict, put off making difficult decisions and even sugarcoat reality. Those behaviors are of little use when holding a position of leadership.<p>My experiences in the military, prior to …

Leadership

Co-Creation: Designing With the User, For the User

Company One has an excellent UX department, and begins their projects with discovery. They pride themselves on reading user research reports, …

UX Design

Simon Sinek on Why Founders Fail in Leadership | Inc.com

Failure in leadership is a crisis of misdirection. The founder sets out to lead by example but ends up doing all of the work. He or she births a brilliant new idea that attracts customers and investors, but then suddenly becomes a tyrant who insists on only having the "good" ideas. Ironically, the …

Team Building

Coffee With Two Friends : UX And UI [#Talk]

Hi! I am a User and today is the world’s most user friendly day. Today is so special that I can see a silver lining around me. Wanna know why?<p>Today I …

7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership | Inc.com

The "most successful investor of the 20th century" has a thing or two to teach you about being a great leader. <b>Warren Buffett</b> is a famed philanthropist, business magnate, and sharklike investor. As the CEO and biggest shareholder of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> and someone who consistently ranks among the …

Investing

How to Get Your Coworkers to Care About User Research

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to brilliant leadership, there's no cookie-cutter mold for success. Vastly divergent styles can work equally well, which explains why many of our most respected leaders in business and tech often fall on opposite sides of a …

Ship Better Experiences with a Lightning-Fast UX Workflow

Efficiency is a nerdy fetish of mine. As User Experience Designer on Envato Market, I’ll look into anything that even hints at speeding up the …

Project Management

Researching Products Before Diving Into Design

Steve Jobs once said that “It isn’t the consumers’ job to know what they want”. While that’s true since you don’t want a committee of customers designing the product, survey results are still helpful as a baseline measurement. They certainly aren’t mandatory for product success, but any insight …

60 ways to understand user needs that aren't focus groups or surveys

People new to user research often think of surveys and focus groups as the main ways to get insights into customer needs. Here are 60 alternative …

Research

Introduce your Students to App Design with the POP App

Overview<p>Programming may be one of the newest skills we are bringing into modern classrooms, but it can be a <b>difficult topic to introduce</b>. Lines of …

When Most Entrepreneurs Are in Their Prime (Infographic) | Inc.com

These days, if you're past your twenties, it's easy to get fooled into thinking that you're past your entrepreneurial prime--at least if you're in Silicon Valley. But that's hardly the case, according to the most recent report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). It found that men and …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways That A Product Manager Can Become A Better Networker - The Accidental Product Manager

Good product managers know how to network well<br>Image Credit<p>In the end, it turns out that product management is all about more than just creating a …

The MVP culture within every Feature development

Bringing MVP Culture to Every Product Feature<p>What “lean” means for us in product development<p>I very firmly include myself in the group of people …

The Incredibly Fast Rise of Google's New Product Chief

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When Google announced that it had built a Web browser on Labor Day in 2008, the event represented something of a coming out party for Sundar Pichai, a little-known and soft-spoken middle manager at the company. Based on how the launch went, no one …

What makes a great product manager?

This week I had the good fortune of attending a fantastic mentorship event for product managers organized by Josh Elman and Mina Radhakrishnan. In …

Nikon Patent Shows a Vibrating DSLR Shutter Button That Helps You Track Moving Subjects

Cameras have many different methods of guiding photographers toward capturing quality shots, but physical feedback isn’t really one of them… yet. In …

How Your Untamed Mind Affects Your Productivity

The human mind is always on the move, producing up to 100,000 thoughts per day, and in today’s busy world, your brain is bombarded with seven times …

Canon’s new flagship EOS 7D Mark II DSLR w/ rapid 65-point autofocus starts shipping today

Canon’s latest version of its flagship Digital SLR camera is now available and starts shipping today. Set to take over for the EOS 7D, the new EOS 7D Mark II has received positive early reviews for its updated auto-focus system, burst capture functionality, durable magnesium alloy body and …

Executive Confidence Hurt by Lack of Leadership Development

Deloitte just released new research which shows an astounding gap between what business executives say and what they do, and one of the biggest issues highlighted is a lack of focus on leadership development.<p>A majority of America’s top business leaders (66 percent of CXOs and 63 percent of CXOs in …

Lumera Connects Your DSLR to Your Phone to Give it One-Tap Sharing and Backup

As more and more cameras make their way into <i>smart</i>camera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.<p>But that …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Your Product is Decisions

The entire conversation between <b>Jason Zweig</b> and Nobel Laureate <b>Daniel Kahneman</b> is entirely fascinating.<p>There is one moment in particular that I'd like …

iOS 7 Design Case Study

Adapting designs from iOS 6 to iOS 7<p>When iOS 7 was announced, we were in the middle of creating a new app (in conjunction with our talented partners …

Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike

Chances are you've probably heard of ICON by now — if you haven't, they're well-known for their utilitarian take on classic four-by-fours kitted out …

Nikon Df Camera

With all the advances in DSLR technology we've seen on the market lately, camera makers run the risk of losing touch with where they came from. The …