Category Archives: Business

Work Smarter: 20 Companies reinventing how they work

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http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2010/04/features/work-smarter

Particularly to take note of:

1. Hubspot – It abolished Stat holidays for its employees in exchange for 3-weeks holidays every year.

Result? Employees are much more motivated to work and they’re working over the weekend to get things done.

2. Behance – It acknowledged that meetings are often time consuming and fruitless. Therefore it implemented a measurement to evaluate a meeting by the # of actionable items by the end of the meeting. If there was none, the meeting was not necessary.

3. Happy Computers – The CEO set goals ” and doesn’t dictate how his staff meet them.” He said, the only roadblock to innovation is management.

 

Happy Reading!

Social Media Get Serious

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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-social-media-honeycomb-2012-9

This paper deserves some attention because:
1) it layouts the foundation in attempt to understand how social media operates.
2) it gives social media a well concise definition with its honeycomb analogy.
3) it offers practical implications and relevant examples for mid-level managers in explaining what social media is.
4) it was written by my BUS450 professor at Simon Fraser University.

Read the paper now!

4 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Success

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Time to analyze how well you are doing with your Twitter account and your Linkedin profile. This article wraps up and suggests couple of free tools to analyze the social footprint you’re leaving behind from your social profile accounts. Most of the tools are quite noteworthy and they’re already ramping up quite a few users in the community.

If you’re keen in how influential you are online or you’re just curious how exposed you are online. Definitely check out the article.

Startups, this is how design works.

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http://startupsthisishowdesignworks.com/

[dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]n amazing website that explains what design is in a nutshell. Designed and written by Wells Riley, a Product Designer at Kicksend as well as an experienced web designer. I’m particularly fascinated by its simplicity, yet concise organization of definition along with minmal graphics.

Wells Riley nailed it home. The entrance of a designer is proving to be a vital part of a startup company. The illustration of the pyramid (my personal favorite) demonstrates the inevitable need of a designer into the team mix.

As an UI designer myself, Wells’ inspiringly use of web elements provoked my thoughts in design – I believe all elements should work in unison in bringing a unified theme to the users. Not one single element should stand out but rather all elements should be cohesive enough to bring out a whole.

One other interesting note to take away from the website is the resources it listed near the end of the page. Wells highlighted quite a few of the designer social media pages that’ll allow businesses and developers in recruiting designers into their mix. To a greater extend, even a designer like myself can take advantage of the list and sign up for the social pages that I wasn’t part of originally.

Take a minute or two to quickly browse through the site.