David L.

263 Flips | 19 Magazines | 24 Likes | 11 Following | 6 Followers | @dvandreli | I am a consultant, lifelong learner & explorer. My mission: To entertain, enlighten & inspire. Find my work at www.inbetweendegrees.com

Better Personas for Bigger Transformation

Personas: they’re one of the most well-known and widely used marketing tools. These fictional characters represent a specific customer that might use …

UX Design

The 25 most popular icebreaker questions based on four years of data

#1: What was your first job?<p>By far, this question has prompted the most interesting responses for the companies we work with. Employees are always …

The Enterprise Agility Model

There are many widely used team-based Agile solutions, including Scrum, XP and Kanban. However, there are few solutions for the multi-team Enterprise …

Top 10 Tips for Measuring Agile Success

Choosing the right agile metric to measure agile success is really simple, right? I wish that were the case, but in reality choosing the correct …

Project Management

A Guide to Let Go of Your Perfectly Good Things

<i>Note: This is a guest post from Zoë Kim of The Minimalist Plate.</i>Finding our lives under everything we own is more than clearing away just junk. Often …

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

At Which Age Should You Work the Hardest?

To set yourself up for a worry-free retirement, should you give your 20s, 30s or 40s to your corporate overlords?Five years ago, 21-year-old Bank of …

How to architect the perfect Data Warehouse

On the surface, it may seem like a lot has changed in recent years in regards to data collection, storage and warehousing. The introduction and …

Databases

A Complete Guide to the 15 Best Whisky & Scotch Glasses

There comes a point in every true whisky drinker’s life where he puts down the shot glass and picks up the snifter, Glencairn, or tumbler instead. …

Whiskey

Beat Generosity Burnout

When the leaders of the world dispense advice to the next generation, they tend to emphasize the same message: Help others. That was a key theme in almost two-thirds of the talks in a study of graduation speeches at U.S. universities.<p>Graduates are promised by those who have “made it” that being …

Leadership

How to Be Brave When You're Feeling Scared: The Secret to Performing Under Pressure | Inc.com

If we're free associating and I say the word "bravery," your first thought might be about physical courage. But there are many other forms of bravery. As Nelson Mandela said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." (Who would know better than Madiba?)<p>Think of courage that way …

Self-improvement

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Ultimate Personal Management Systems

Those who know me would point out that I am an organization freak. I separate shirts by colors and patterns. Proudly present my inbox zero to …

Productivity

Simplify Life: What Can You Remove?

Instagram started as a mobile web app that was in many ways similar to Foursquare: check in to locations, make plans (future check-ins), earn points …

Minimalism

Consultants and writers are NOT entrepreneurs. But this will make you great at all three

I’m a consultant, writer, and an entrepreneur. The headline of this story is a difficult admission for me to make. If you’re reading this, you’re …

Entrepreneurship

The Agile Principia (a.k.a. Playbook) - Part 1

In Part 1 of a two-part series, Stephen Gristock considers the place of process in Agile, ultimately making a case for an Agile Playbook.

Agile Development

Applying the Scrum Principle to Agile Marketing

Use Scrum in Agile Marketing to Bring More Visibility to Your BrandSocial media and content curation are always in a state of flux — when it comes to …

Marketing

Why you should worry if your boss says: ‘We’re going agile!’

“Agile” is the latest business buzzword doing the rounds at organisations around the world. It’s often used with words and phrases such as …

Project Management

The 4 Best Ways to Earn Income Writing in 2018 (and the 3 Worst)

Kristina Wagner on UnsplashI earned more this week than my first 4.5 years combinedIn the past month, I’ve made more money from my writing than the …

Podcasting

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Your Organization's Ability To Lead Change

The week before last, I posted an article titled “9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization.” It has been so wildly popular that I decided to write a follow-on piece related to leading organizational transformation – a topic relevant to every company …

20th Century

Introducing the First Natural Language to SQL API

Talk to your data!<p>What if, instead of running complex SQL scripts, you could simply ask your database a question? What were my sales yesterday? What …

Databases

How to Once and for All Rid Yourself of Career-Imposter Syndrome at Work

The solution to imposter syndrome for competent people is to get in touch with reality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How soon before they figure out that I’m not meant to be here?<p>I was promoted by a mistake.<p>I was hired because they forgot to ask one question that …

Self-improvement

How to Build Bigger Arms After 40

Are your elbows aching from heavy curls and pushdowns? Pump up your arms with four exercises that are easier on the joints.<p>There’s almost nothing older lifters like to laugh at more than when younger bucks in the gym overload a barbell and spend an entire workout straining through endless sets of …

Health

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

Scaling Agile is not the Path to Business Agility

<i>Business agility is the ability of an organisation to sense changes internally or externally and respond accordingly in order to deliver value to its</i> …

Blog - Product Psychology

Curated by Nir Eyal. Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Nir has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of …

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner? Part 2

March 2nd, 2018 By Ellen Gottesdiener<p>Part 2: 5 Ways to Untangle the Mess<p>In part 1 of this blog, I outlined the confusion between what a Product …

This New Cocktail Menu Is Inspired by 'Spirited Away'

Forget your summer spritzers. At PABU, Michael Mina's izakaya-style Japanese restaurant in San Francisco, head bartender Kaitlin Ryan is taking the …

Die Hard

LinkedIn Profile Summary Examples (Best in Class)

Your LinkedIn profile sucks. Trust me. I’ve seen thousands of them.<p>The biggest mistake many LinkedIn users make is they think their LinkedIn profile is a replica of their resume, which is the farthest from the truth.<p>I’m going to walk you through how to create a great LinkedIn profile summary that …

Digital Marketing