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Upekkha’s hierarchy of B2B needs (aka Maslow for biz)

Every product bought by a business, meets one or more needs within the organisation. Founders who understand this hierarchy of needs make faster …

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

3 Crucial Lessons from an Entrepreneur Who Just Sold His Company for $340 Million

Every entrepreneur dreams of creating something great, this one did, and you can too.<p>When a Boise, Idaho based entrepreneur builds a company and then sells it to Intuit for $340m, you know the story is going to be good. So I reached out to founder Matt Rissell, of TSheets to get his perspective on …

5 Videos every Product Manager should watch

As a new director of product at Clarizen, I wanted to learn more about the role of the Product Manager and about PM best practices. Through thorough …

20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour

<b>Prioritization is a top concern for most Product Managers</b>. It’s by far one of the most popular topics on PM blogs, Q&A sites and other online …

Here’s why people will or won’t use your product

How much thought goes into the purchasing decisions in your life? Do you ponder your thoughts for months, conduct significant research, speak to your …

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

How we de-risked our SaaS pricing strategy - The Front Blog

The pain point that every single B2B company shares is pricing.<p>Countless philosophies flood the web on how to price your product (just see here, …

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else?

The average person shifts to cruise control during the weekend while the high performer is gaining an edge for the upcoming week.<p>The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times …

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

The most productive people do a lot more than just stay busy.<p>Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from …

Self-improvement

7 Pieces of Information Necessary for Any Marketing Strategy

Successful marketing campaigns don't just appear out of thin air. But the planning phase is especially crucial.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a new marketing strategy is exciting. You'll get to come up with creative new ideas, see your brand applied in new …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

8 Reasons Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now

Your career is going great but your life isn't full of joy? Here's what to do.<p>What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>…

There Are 5 Stages of Leadership. Which One Describes You?

What kind of leader are you? Are you able to inspire those around you to do their best work and help your company thrive in a complex world? And does being a good leader leave you drained and exhausted or are you able to handle it with lightness and enthusiasm?<p>The answer depends on what stage of …

Employment

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

Twelve reasons entrepreneurs with type-A personalities are unstoppable

Personalities fit into one of two groups – Type A and Type B – it's one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense …

Entrepreneurship

TaskRabbit: How an app can relieve you of all your chores

If you need an errand run or some DIY sorted, TaskRabbit can find someone local to do it instantly. But what could its rise mean for the jobs market?<p>It was a snowy night in Boston, in early 2008, and Leah Busque was out of dog food. She couldn’t go to buy some at that hour – she would be late for …

7 Habits For 7 Days That Will Ensure 365 Days of Happiness

Do you want to be happy?That's a question everybody would in unison answer with a resounding 'yes" to.We all want to be happy and try every day to …

7 habits of remarkably successful leaders

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get things done. Unfortunately, almost 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent, and this shortage has a negative impact on the ability of …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership. It’s not enough for today’s leaders to focus only on getting things done. 21st century leaders must …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Harvard Business School

3 Things Productive People Never Say

Want to be more productive? Stop saying these three things and give your productivity a boost.<p>"<i>Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.</i>"<p>Although I'd love to take credit for these words...they actually belong …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

Employment

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

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