1. Have a compelling story — look I’m obviously a little biased here (StorySprints.com if you didn’t know), but this was the core theme that came through for the day from multiple speakers, and especially from Jen Rubio of Away, Billy Gene Shaw, Ryan Deiss, along with the capstone of the day Jesse Itzler and Sara Blakely.
What’s your story?
2. Know why — One of the key takeaways from Leela Srinivasan on her journey to CMO was to know why. …
Here are (just) the top 3 reasons I am super-duper pumped to be coming on board.
After interviewing in Boston for a couple of days with the ProfitWell team, it became abundantly clear:
1) How much they care about not just finding talent, but the right talent/company fit, which works both ways. …
After my jam packed 3 days at Twin Cities Startup Week here are my top 10 takeaways.
Introducing Learn in Public, a new project I hope you’ll help me with.
“Now friendship may be thus defined: a complete accord on all subjects human and divine, joined with mutual good will and affection. And with the exception of wisdom, I am inclined to think nothing better than this has been given to man by the immortal gods.” -Cicero
In high school at Trinity School At River Ridge we were evaluated on two things most schools don’t look for in their students: depth of inquiry and sense of wonder.
These two concepts are about showing a deeper level of…
No? Yes? Maybe??
The reality is, often times learning executives don’t get strategic. But when you ask those three questions, things go well. When you don’t, you get in trouble.
I recently interviewed Kevin Wilde, Executive Leadership Fellow at the University of Minnesota and former CLO of General Mills. Kevin shared when CLOs should say “no,” “yes,” and “maybe” to better focus on what matters.
We spend a lot of our efforts adding things (adding value, etc.), but over time we stack our commitments too high.
As the guru Peter Drucker once said, executives should step back annually and test…
What does gamification actually mean?
When people talk about gamification in Learning & Development, they usually mean taking a piece of content and turning it into a game. A lot of us have sat through instructional classes with Jeopardy incorporated. That’s what many people think of when they hear gamification: learning by playing.
Gamification certainly is that, but it can also be so much more in L&D. To truly innovate your company’s learning and development, gamification has less to do with the games themselves and more to do with what you do with your learning data. …
As a learning professional, you’ve been focusing over the years on building and developing talent by managing learning. But times have changed — and so has your role.
Now you need to think about how to build a talent ecosystem to help actively build your company culture and grow your business. One of the keys to winning the war on talent is creating an amazing employee experience that includes a focus on talent development.
I recently interviewed Dr. Tamar Elkeles, Chief Talent Officer atAtlantic Bridge Capital, and she shared her insights on the evolution of the CLO role, and what…
Both jason and Gary Vaynerchuk have been beating this drum for a LONG time and I bet if you surveyed 1,000 successful people in tech (and business in general for that matter) on their #1 lesson or takeaway that this would be the answer on the top of the Family Feud “survey-says” style list.
(Side note: How awesome would a tech-based Family Feud be? jason and LAUNCH portfolio Founders vs. Sam Altman and YC founders? Jason M. Lemkin and SaaStr founders vs Chris Sacca, Matt Mazzeo, and Lowercase Founders? Sign me up for that show Steve Harvey!)
During the last…
“The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” — William Gibson
I’ve heard this quote a few times now while at LAUNCH Festival and it really could be the theme of the event. So many great companies, founders, and people involved in creating and distributing the future are here in San Francisco this week that it is both intoxicating and overwhelming, in a good way. Not enough can be said about jason and all that he and his kick ass team at LAUNCH do for the startup community.
After day 1, it’s abundantly clear that Gibson’s quote…
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