The Power of Email
As a geek it might be easy to dismiss email as a communication method as old-fashioned and something people mostly ignore. I mean, everyone prefers to get their daily RSS fix or (nowadays) read about your stuff on Twitter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Growing a list of email newsletter subscribers is by far the most effective method of reaching your audience. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, it is way more personal. Most email list software lets …
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The Losada ratio is the sum of the positivity in a system divided by the sum of its negativity. A ratio of 3.0 to 6.0 has been found to be highly correlated with high performance, with 2.9 the dividing line between normal performance and flourishing performance.
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I have found that return and ridicule are highly correlated over the years. We have made more money on things that were highly ridiculed than on any other cohort. When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment.
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I've been reading a great book, "The Power of Habit" , and it outlines another story of failure and how tackling that was turned into an opportunity to improve company culture.
WhenO'Neill, later to become Secretary of the , took over management of Alcoa, one of the ' largest aluminum production companies, he made it his first and foremost to tackle the safety issues in the company's production plants.
He put rules …
…Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character not because it's still fresh in my mind but because it's a book that I hope will be read widely. Readable, thought-provoking and inspirational, it's a book for anyone with an interest in the relationships between environment, learning, character and life prospects. That should be most of us.
For the benefit ofreaders I should mention that I had to import it from the …
He recommended two books for further learning: "The Power of stickK , an app that uses a rather unique approach to helping us set and meet our goals." by and "Switch" by the Heath Bros. He also recommends
Tomorrow I'll share what I learned from Pepper Oldziey's talk titled "The Simpleof ."
This post is one in a series from indieconf 2012
…online programming courses . Their current list includes ‘: Discovering Its Power' and ‘ for the '; the site also announces future term courses, such as ‘3-D and ', ‘ and SCILAB for , and ' and ‘ Programming with Ruby'. There are even online courses for experienced computer science students. , for example, launched a series of free …
…"good but different" as bad, read The Power of Habit ; there's a chapter in which he tells the story of how Outkast's hit Hey Ya was initially a flop because it was too different from other hit songs of the time. With its many single-flat-colour tiles that eschew 3D or gloss effects and its use of motion to convey meaning, it looks rather plain in static photos. It looks much better in video and even more so in actual use. …'s
…you do anything. We're big fans of Simon Sinek and his book "The Power of " He talks about how every inspiring leader, including , starts with asking "why." Here's how Sinek explains it: Here is how Apple actually communicates: Why? Everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. How? The way we challenge status quo is by making our products beautifully designed simple to use, and user friendly. …