The business "by eye", or How I profakapila business of my dreams
Back in 2012, I first tried my hand at business - I opened a store for informals, which worked offline for less than a month. The loan after this adventure…

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Demarketing - what is it and when is it used? Real life examples
Demarketing is a type of marketing aimed at reducing demand among the entire target audience or its specific groups. Wait, but why reduce demand - you have to rejoice that…

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Why doesn’t business go
Your friends, and possibly yourself, have come across a situation where a lot of effort, energy and money has been invested in the business, but it does not give the…

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Design Thinking: How to Create a Product That Solves a Problem

This article is about how to create or improve a product so that it solves the problem of your audience. We will create the product using design thinking.

Smart foreheads preparing the Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring report say: “In Russia, only 3.4% of entrepreneurs pass the 3.5-year threshold, the rest leave the market.”

We can look for reasons in the crisis and economic downturns, generational change from X to Y and Z, in astrological forecasts, and even in the fact that “all buyers are goats.” But. A business closes when its product does not solve the problem of the audience. Continue reading

How marketers humiliate consumers: what to do with a lack of professional ethics?

Warm customer ”,“ customer touch ”,“ building a sales funnel ”,“ landing page ”- we use these terms every day. And we don’t think about doing it publicly, but an attentive consumer sees how we are trying to “plant” it, “throw it into the funnel” and “warm it up” somewhere.

Until about 2000, the manipulative terminology of marketers almost did not go beyond professional conferences, planning meetings in the marketing departments of companies, university audiences, special studies and books. But the Internet came and changed everything. Marketers themselves made thematic blogs and the media, in which they arranged such a professional striptease that they take a flurry of an unprepared person. Continue reading

Useful self-deception: making work a game is the only way to survive

Nobody was born to work. Most children from wealthy Russian families aged 18-24 experience a dramatic and often shocking transition from the state of “I live, I wonder, mom and dad love me” to the state of “go and pay for your life yourself.” This transformation from a butterfly into a dung beetle is especially difficult for introverts and creative people.

A relatively recent VTsIOM survey conducted in May 2019 shows that 21% of working Russians, if they had the means to live, would quit and would never work again. And 22% would change jobs.

It is interesting to understand what causes people to choose their profession. Here they are (percentages are not summarized, it was possible to give several answers): Continue reading

How to set a task for a designer and not go crazy
I work as an art director at an interactive agency and teach beginning designers in online courses. From experience I know that working with a designer can be a source…

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Subscription shopping services. Success Mechanics for American Projects
Businesses with a subscription model grow like mushrooms, and this looks logical: with the “subscription” approach, both entrepreneurs and consumers win. Once convincing a customer to join, the service should…

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How does Valve, a game developer, work?
Valve Corporation is a company that has created legendary games such as Half-Life, Counter Strike, Dota 2, Portal and others. The company was created by Gabe Newell, whose biography also…

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How to protect yourself from a fraudulent employer
Despite the versatility and variability of the labor market (homeworkers, distance workers, and so on), most of our compatriots, awakening themselves with hot coffee and courageously withstanding the crush in…

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