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20 lipca 2018

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

Paul Axtell | being put on the spot during a meeting can be an unwelcome surprise | but if you’re prepared to speak up and say something useful, you can turn it into an opportunity to show your expertise | before your next meeting, look through the agenda and write some notes about questions you have and any points you might raise | if you’re called on in the meeting, speak slowly and confidently, and introduce your comments with some context so that colleagues know where you are headed | of course, if someone asks you a question that catches you off guard, don’t be afraid to say you don’t know the answer | practice some simple responses for these moments: “I don’t have that information, but I will get it to you by 1 PM.” And always end by asking, “Did I answer your question?” | Paul Axtell

17 lipca 2018

Why Design Thinking Won't Solve All Your Innovation Problems

Amantha Imber | Design thinking won't create a culture for innovation | Design thinking won't provide you with time and a budget | Design thinking won't provide you with an innovation strategy | Design thinking won't disruption-proof your business | Design thinking won't motivate your staff to innovate | Amantha Imber

fot. Komnata podróżnika_Tomasz Sętowski_olej na płótnie

13 lipca 2018

Can You Explain Your Startup’s Great Idea?

Karen Mazurkewich | startup and technical business leaders often don’t tell their innovation stories well | they rely too much on industry jargon and complex detail to get their points across | this is a huge missed opportunity | when you’re doing good work, you want people to know about it | so whether you’re drafting website copy, a marketing brochure, or a press release, follow a few rules | use simple language to communicate your message | don’t cram many ideas into one story or release. Keep it simple, and build your narrative one idea at a time | consider hiring professional storytellers. Seek out writers who have crafted op-eds or articles for a variety of publications. It’s not easy to tell stories about complicated topics, but doing so is essential if you want your company’s work to be recognized | Karen Mazurkewich

10 lipca 2018

10 Lessons Learned From 10(ish) Years of Running My Own Design Firm

| play the long game, emotionally and financially | no fancy sh*t | keep your pricing easy | set up a system of safety nets so you can fail | focus on the problem, not on making it pretty | cheer the competition | make time to meet people | read your face off | #elbowgrease fixes almost everything | bonus tip: remember, it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll |

4 lipca 2018

Orange Is the New Black

| in the stress of our day-to-day lives, it’s all too rare to stop and appreciate the sunset | it’s a shame, too — because there’s nothing quite like taking a moment to feel the day’s worries fade with the warm light as your mind and body adjust to the rhythm of the evening | take a moment to appreciate that liminal space between day and night, and allow yourself to enjoy the warmth of sunset orange |

fot. Sunset on the Sea by John Frederick Kensett, 1872, oil on canvas

25 czerwca 2018

Don’t Have One To-Do List

| a to-do list can help you stay organized and focused, but it can also become overwhelming when it gets too long and you’re not sure what to tackle next | try keeping three lists — and a calendar | on the first to-do list, write down your projects that are important but aren’t time-sensitive | on the second, write the things that are important and need to get done today | the third list is a not-to-do list, to remind you which things aren't worth your time and which can be done by someone else | then use the calendar to block out time for each important task according to its deadline |

22 czerwca 2018

Teraz Polska_Prof. Ewelina Ferchow

"Chciałabym, żeby Polacy nabyli więcej luzu i dystansu do samych siebie. Jesteśmy narodem krytycznym wobec innych, ale także wobec samych siebie. Myślę, że jest to jedna z największych naszych zalet i jednocześnie wad. Z jednej strony potrafimy analizować skomplikowane sytuacje, z drugiej strony niestety nie dajemy sobie szansy na szybką naukę, eksperymentowanie i porażkę. W innowacyjności nie istnieje słowo „perfekcyjne rozwiązanie”, perfekcyjny może być jedynie sposób znajdywania go.

Wiele czasu zajęło mi nauczenie się tego. Niedawno otworzyłam galerię sztuki, do której nie mam przygotowania merytorycznego, nie studiowałam na akademii sztuk pięknych, nie mam certyfikatu kuratora. Jestem otoczona artystami, ludźmi uprawiającymi i kochającymi sztukę, sama również maluje. Sprawia mi to przyjemność i wierzę, że to, co robię, ma sens i wpływ na środowisko, w którym żyję."

W innowacyjności nie ma ekspertów, są jedynie ludzie, którzy chcą rozwiązywać problemy.