Posts Tagged ‘Management’

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

March 15th, 2012 No comments

“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.” (Shawn Achor)

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We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

About Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology.

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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

July 28th, 2011 No comments

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Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

About Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is an engineer at Google, where he fights linkspam and helps webmasters understand how search works.

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Jason Fried of 37signals speaking at Business of Software 2008

May 1st, 2011 No comments


Jason Fried talks about momentum, why roadmaps, specifications and projections are evil, and many other topics.


Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals, a company that builds web-base apps that make it easier for small groups to collaborate. Jason believes there’s real value and beauty in the basics. Jason co-wrote all of 37signals books, and is invited to speak around the world on entrepreneurship, design, management, and software.

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Декларативное планирование

February 6th, 2011 No comments


January 18th, 2011 No comments

BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote studies.

BigBlueButton is an active open source project that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design — both for the user and the developer. The project is hosted at Google Code.

BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components.


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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

January 15th, 2011 No comments

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Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

About Simon Sinek

In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change. Full bio and more links

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Seth Godin on standing out

November 4th, 2010 No comments

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In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

About Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and blogger who thinks about the marketing of ideas in the digital age. His newest interest: the tribes we lead.

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Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

September 27th, 2010 Comments off

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

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Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

September 27th, 2010 Comments off

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Results Only Work Environment (ROWE).

Kanban для одного

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

Что же такое Kanban? Чтобы не запутывать, скажу, что упрощая, систему можно свести к 3-м правилам:

  • Визуализируй состояние (Kanban-доска)
  • Ограничь количество слотов в каждом из состояний
  • Измеряй скорость работы, т.е. среднее время исполнения одной задачи

Задачи переходят из левых колонок в правые, не перескакивая. Приоритизация задач осуществляется в колонке todo, в которую я рекомендовал бы помещать только «большие» задачи: мелочь пусть просачивается между большими, как и положено. Что означают остальные колонки?

  • wip — work in progress, то, что я сейчас делаю.
  • review — анализ выполненных задач, проверка качества, в программировании это называлось бы «тестированием»
  • done — сюда попадают задачи, успешно прошедшие предыдущую колонку. Зачем нужна такая колонка? Объясню, зачем она мне: я знаю за собой особенность, я порой не произвожу «доставку» выполненной работы

Цифры под заголовками — те самые слоты. Они означают, что больше этого числа помещать в колонку нельзя. Эти цифры могут меняться, они просто обязаны меняться.

После каждой «доставки» — например, отправки клиентам выполненной работы, стоит делать «ретроспективу», во время которой обязательно нужно проанализировать, что мешало выполнить работу максимально эффективно и поставить себе задачи на исправление этих «узких мест». При достижении ограничений в любой из колонок, вам стоит бросить все силы на освобождение «слота».