Tim Smeeton

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How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ".@google's best managers are good coaches: http://t.co/1IMdnfHZ7f http://t.co/ikg7W8mUsU"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>“@<b>HarvardBiz</b>: .@<b>google</b>'s best managers are good coaches: http://s.hbr.org/17MvK0j pic.twitter.com/i0Je142Oci”<p>0 replies 0 …

I Wasn’t Hiding From You, Boss. I Was Just Being Productive.

Oz Was Right?<p>Hiding From Managers Can Increase Your Productivity<p>HBS Working Knowledge<p>I’m sitting here, alone, in HBR’s library, writing about how my decision to relocate from my open workspace is making me much more productive. It’s not merely because it’s quieter; research from Harvard Business …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

In centuries past, explorers searched for the legendary city of El Dorado, where everything was made of gold. Today, at large organizations, innovation is the new El Dorado. Consultants and keynote speakers all purport to provide maps to it. Chief executives and business unit leaders weave the word …

How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Forget Business Plans; Here’s How to Really Size Up a Startup

If you want to really understand a firm’s strategy—whether it’s a start up or Fortune 500 firm–you need only two documents: the compensation plan and the pricing plan.<p>Forget about business plans, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, media interviews, strategy memos, or org charts. Forget …

The Latest Twitter-Inspired Beer: #MashTag

A new beer from the UK called #MashTag is the latest alcoholic beverage inspired and created by users of social media.<p>British beer company Brew Dog …