Remembering the startups we lost in 2019 – TechCrunch

All manner of startups fail for all manner of reasons. But there’s one constant: this is an incredibly difficult business. Launching a successful company isn’t just a matter of drive and finding the right people (though both, clearly, are important). Doing well in this business requires the stars to align perfectly on a billion different things. A cursory look at this year’s batch of companies doesn’t … Continue reading Remembering the startups we lost in 2019 – TechCrunch

How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective – Ian’s Messy Desk

From the Office of Educational Development at UC Berkeley: Analyze Your Audience Remember that the members of the audience are beneficiaries of your communication. Don’t make assumptions about your audience. Figure out the basics. Who are these people? demographics (age, ethnicity, gender mix, etc.). predispositions (hopes, fears, positives/negatives, level of interest). knowledge of/experience with subject/me. In what kind of setting will you be speaking? large … Continue reading How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective – Ian’s Messy Desk

The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker

Try some of these simple exercises and habits from Business Insider’s “People Transforming Business” to become more efficient and productive at work. Source: The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker Continue reading The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean – Ian’s Messy Desk

How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area? A while back, Coopers & Lybrand (nowPrice Waterhouse Coopers) released data from a poll on personal organization. One statistic found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just “looking” for STUFF!” Finding stuff on my messy desk bears out that statistic. Being disorganized is responsible for a lot of wasted … Continue reading 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean – Ian’s Messy Desk