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Like Optimism, Happiness is a Good Thing, too

Posted in Culture, and Life

As I have discuss the virtue of optimism, Rebecca Temsen, a blogger at Self Development Secrets, reached out to me and shared this post on happiness.…

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The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

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How to Hire the Right User Experience Talent

Posted in Business Strategy, Experience Design, and Leadership

Over the years, this is the most consistent question I get asked is “How do you hire the right User Experience talent?” Here are my…

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Service Blueprints – Going Beyond Customer Journey Maps

Posted in Analytics, Customer Experience, Experience Design, and Service Design

Where customer journey maps define your customers – prospects through advocates – touch points with your brand, products and services; service blueprints define the the…

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How to Build the Perfect Team

Posted in Business Strategy, and Leadership

In a recent New York Times article, What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team: New research reveals surprising truths about why…

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Do You Have the Right User Experience Strategy and are You Spending Your UX Dollars Wisely?

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Event, Experience Design, and Voice of the Custostomer

Forrester Research, research has shown that 70% of projects fail due to lack of user experience and every dollar invested in UX brings 100 dollars…

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People over Process and Tools

Posted in Business Strategy, Culture, and Leadership

The first line of the Agile Manifesto is “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.” My interpretation – and my experience – of this, is…

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How Many People Are On Your Core Product Team?

Posted in Leadership, and Product

For the last four years, Actuation Consulting, has been conducting market research on what makes  product teams successful. I had the privilege of helping with…

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Conscious Capitalism

Posted in Culture, Leadership, and Life

In my younger artist hippy days, I believe that “money was the root of all evil.” As I got older, I realized that money itself…

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Brand Driven Behavioral Change

Posted in Brand, Culture, Customer Experience, Experience Design, and Service Design

As organizations are beginning to realize that for long-term growth, you need long-term customers (advocates) and to have customer advocates, who sell your brand for…

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