According to the magazine Consumer Reports, the average person sees 247 advertising messages per day. And these are just conservative estimates. The publication Business Journal Phoenix increases this indicator to 600, and the public organization Union of Concerned Scientists even calls the figure 3000. Just think about it, you receive hundreds or even thousands of advertising messages in one form or another every day. In order not to go crazy and concentrate on important information, you unconsciously do not notice 90% of advertising. And when the remaining 10% is greatly reached, you can arrange a digital detox for yourself: refuse to use the Internet, a computer and a smartphone for a week or two. Continue reading
Procrastination – putting off important and urgent matters, replacing them with something insignificant, but pleasant or very significant, but not urgent. It is she who is considered the worst enemy of productivity. Just imagine: you need to send a letter to a business partner, but you are sitting on social networks and see photos of a former neighbor. Or you need to urgently agree with suppliers, and you read the article on logistics, justifying yourself by the importance of self-education. As a result, the work is worth it, the deadline is approaching, and you are tormented by guilty feelings for the time spent.
But it turns out that this coin has another side: often procrastination benefits you and opens the door to success. To see its advantages, let’s see why people tend to put things off? According to J. Ferrari of Carleton University, as many as 20% of the world’s inhabitants are distracted by extraneous problems so as not to solve the important tasks they are facing right now. Agree, from the point of view of evolution, Continue reading
The word “strategy” in Russian business practice has overgrown with numerous myths, the most ardent distributors of which, according to our observations, are people who have never developed a strategy. One of the main complaints about business strategy is that the classic strategic toolkit developed many years ago, during the industrial revolution, and is unsuitable for the current digital age. I will try to show that this is not so.
The dissemination of ideas of abandoning strategy as a managerial tool in Russia was facilitated by Nassim Tallleb with his “black swan”.
The idea of a “black swan”, that is, an unpredictable external factor, was liked by entrepreneurs because Continue reading