Cameron Davidson

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3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

When Sales and Marketing Aren’t Aligned, Both Suffer

A Fortune 250 B2B company spent a quarter of a million dollars trying to solve the wrong problem.<p>A new product line had failed, and the company believed the problem was either poor product delivery times or lack of effort by the sales force. After throwing millions at both problems, they finally …

Management

This is why digital advertising is moving in-house

Removing the mystery of digital advertising – that’s what in-house is all about.<p>In recent months global holding companies have been subject to share …

Digital Advertising

This social media hack could help cash-strapped entrepreneurs compete with big brands

If you dream of becoming the next Jeff Bezos, or simply fancy yourself as a side-hustler, but worry you lack the cash; fret not — it needn't cost you …

Startups

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Project Management

Feeling Paralyzed By Unpredictable Change? What You Can Learn From Ebola About Innovation

As new fears about Ebola start to emerge in Congo today, we recall the Ebola outbreak of 2014: one of the deadliest epidemics to ever hit the human race, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%, which claimed more than 11,000 lives. This was not the first Ebola outbreak; there had been three dozen …

Innovation

7 Tenets of a Good CEO Succession Process

Perhaps no single factor has a greater impact on a company’s future — for better or worse — than the selection of a new CEO. Choosing a CEO is a high-stakes proposition, arguably the most important decision a board can make.<p>While some situations demand outside successors — such as a turnaround or a …

Why You’d Be Surprised by Who’s Willing to Mentor You

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

19 free curated tools to make breakthrough presentations

Medium has been an amazing resource for me to explore the numerous tools designers use to make presentations better everyday. Graphics and visuals …

10 Design Ideas For The Perk Workers Actually Want: Quiet

Millennial workers want silence (not snacks) in their offices–here’s how to design for it.<p>Do expensive amenities like great food and game rooms really attract the best employees? That’s been the conventional wisdom for the past decade. But more and more offices are rethinking what the most …

What Everyone Must Know About Industry 4.0

First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production. The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to …

Manufacturing

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Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

Harness Big Data and Make Big Sales

How big data and predictive marketing can create harmony between your sales and marketing teams and increase your ROI.<p>The concept of big data may be …

Why Omnichannel Customer Lifecycle Will Take Lead For ECommerce In 2016

Customer experience is all about omnichannel today.<p>And omnichannel is all about having well-connected, integrated, and consistent service channels, …

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets

<b>Carol Dweck</b> studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within our control to foster success. …

A Better Way to Map Brand Strategy

Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Central brands, such as Coca-Cola in soft drinks and McDonald’s in fast food, are those that are most representative of their type. They’re the first …

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I …

Taking Control of Your Career: The Three C's

The suspense is growing in the 2016 presidential election, but while we don't know what will happen, one thing we do know is the date of decision. Elections almost always provide us with a concrete outcome. The milestones of our lives, however, such as our career dreams and aspirations, usually …

When Large Companies Are Better at Entrepreneurship than Startups

Big companies starting businesses from scratch has become a big deal. In many cases, these volatile big bets create bigger movements, up and down, in the stock price of a company than its (more stable) core business.<p>For example, Google’s restructuring into Alphabet highlighted just how much the …

What Kind of Leader Are You? [Infographic] | Inc.com

The challenge with cultivating leadership is that everyone leads differently. We can have conversations about how Millennials lead versus Baby Boomers, but generalizations are often useless against individual personalities within the groups themselves.<p>It's worth taking a look at this fun …

Leadership

How Starbucks’s Culture Brings Its Strategy to Life

In most organizations, culture and strategy tend to be discussed in separate conversations. Executives know that culture is important and that a negative culture can hurt company performance, but they often don’t know what to do about it. Or they attempt to improve the situation by launching a …

Stop Setting Goals You Don’t Actually Care About

At the start of 2016, I asked myself one question: “How can I make achieving my professional growth goals effortless?” I found the answer was elegantly simple — by focusing on alignment goals.<p>Many people fail on their professional development goals for the year because they take on a lot of goals — …

5 trends CMOs better have a grip on in 2017

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) never seem to have enough time to do all of the tasks they need to accomplish in a given day. To be successful, CMO …

Marketing

Divide Your Time Between Listening, Talking And Doing | Inc.com

A business doesn't run through one single, simple action. It doesn't run through one channel of motion.<p>When you're a founder, or an entrepreneur, you can't be driven by one single activity. You have to constantly divide your time between listening, talking and doing. That's where you'll make actual …

3 Simple Rules to Increase Your Leadership Communication | Inc.com

Those in supervisory roles often believe that complexity equates to intellect. Making something too simple shows a lack of intelligence. The reality is that it takes confidence to simplify. Einstein said that the "highest level of intelligence is SIMPLE." Failure to simplify really shows a lack of …

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

A Consumer Psychologist Looks at Why Customers Buy

In retail, the key to finding out what sells lies less in Big Data and more in consumers' heads, says retail psychologist Vanessa Patrick.