Building our Systems – Marketers are Creative Builders

Building our Systems And, to be creative, we have to be “into” systems thinking & working hard, and regularly “out of” our comfort zone. “If solid goals are established, and the majority of time spent manipulating systems toward those goals, great results will materialize naturally.” and “Your task is to optimize one system after another, […]

The 5 Steps to Define the Job to be done

What is the job to be done? Remember the quote I left you with at the end of my last blog post? Here is a quick reminder: “People don’t want to buy quarter inch drill. They want a quarter inch hole!” Theodore Levitt What does it mean? It means that if we want to know what […]

The Value of Innovation

What is innovation? And, what is the value of innovation? These are the questions that I want to take a closer look at for this blog post. Off the top of my head, I would add some other questions, closely related to the ones stated above: How do experience and innovation interact? How do emotions […]

How to Better Manage and Motivate Your Virtual Team

In 2015, more companies than ever before are offering flexible workspace alternatives for their employees, such as hoteling stations and the option of telecommuting. In fact, the 2014 National Study of Employers, conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, found that roughly 67 percent of the U.S. workforce reports telecommuting at some point each week. […]

5 Valuable Lessons Learned from Outsourcing

We have compiled five valuable lessons on outsourcing. Lessons – both good and bad – from companies and individuals who have outsourced. Be Selective in Your Outsourcing While it is obvious that your company does not have to outsource everything (or keep everything in-house), you should take some time to consider what makes the most […]