To keep your company growing at the dramatic pace you plan for, it is essential to have your business software applications integrated around a single process, database and network. However, many organizations may not realize that the exact same solutions they have been using before the API was born can also be connected with integrations. For instance, Office 365 already includes a healthy set of features, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its functionality can’t be further expanded.
How often do you feel like you spend the majority of your day doing something you love? For John Lee Dumas, that’s the goal – teaching strategies and delivering inspiration you need to pave the path to entrepreneurial freedom. After all, isn’t it about time you live the life you dream about while you’re doing the daily stuff you hate?
The world we live in is a loud one – and with so much noise (both literal and figurative) coming from all directions, it can be hard to effectively communicate your most important messages – and for you to effectively hear the messages that are going to have the biggest impact on your business and your life.
But Julian Treasure is on a mission to change that. Treasure is an international speaker (his five TED talks, The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us, Shh! Sound Health in 8 Steps, 5 Ways To Listen Better, Why Architects Need to Use Their Ears, and How To Speak So That People Want To Listen have been viewed over 70 million times) who speaks on the power of effective speaking, conscious listening, and how to effectively use sound in business.
Have an interest in starting a side hustle or full-blown entrepreneurship? Then, you’ve probably heard of Chris Guillebeau and maybe checked out some of his books: Side Hustle, The Art of Nonconformity, and The $100 Startup. Chris runs his personal website as “a home for unconventional people doing remarkable things.” An avid traveler as well, Chris has visited every country in the world in the past 10 years, writing the whole way.
The tagline on Vanessa Van Edwards’ website reads – “I’m Vanessa and I’m a recovering boring person.” Vanessa has reshaped her life into being a “professional people-watcher” – studying what makes people tick and what drives human behavior.
A behavioral investigator, she is the lead at her human behavior research lab, The Science of People. Designing and executing her own research experiments, her goal is to crack the code of human behavior and how and why people do what they do. She also hosts workshops for individuals looking to learn how to succeed in business and in their personal lives by uncoding the secret dynamics of human behavior.
Vanessa is also a bestselling author – her latest book Captivate was named “one of the most anticipated books of the year” by Apple and is all about how to be the most memorable person in the room.
In this week’s installment of the #ProductivityGiants series, we talk to Scott Berkun about his daily routines, favorite productivity methods, and the creative ways in which he releases stress.
First, a little background on Scott – he’s the bestselling author of seven books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. He is commissioned for talks that center around creativity, culture, business, and many other topics.
Aside from speaking and writing about creativity, Scott has some innovations to his name as well, including managing internet product development at Microsoft. Read on for the full interview:
Entrepreneurs, this installment of the #ProductivityGiants is for you – we speak to Patrick J McGinnis, New York City resident, venture capitalist and private equity investor. After a decade on Wall Street, Patrick founded Dirigo Advisors in order to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs, investors, and fast growing startups. He’s built a diverse portfolio of investments, including in companies such as beauty site ipsy, smart luggage company Bluesmart, and Afiniti, a big data company focused on the call center industry.