Sell Yourself Better 1.0 by Jason Mesut

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These are Jason Mesut’s slides for hisLightening UX Lisbon talk around User Experience people selling themselves better. There is a deeper focus on portfolios which are 80% bad in his experience, but not just for new jobs. See more at http://www.betteruxportfolios.com.

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Summation: The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant

Found at Summation: The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant.

The Entrepreneur is very different from the typical McKinsey-esque strategy consultant. Both are extremely smart, driven, persistent, creative, and determined. But I have found that there are some major differences.

To be continued at Summation: The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant.

 

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Seth’s Blog: Organizing for joy

Joy and let not us forget the relevance of joy for customers

Found at Seth’s Blog: Organizing for joy.

Organizing for joy

Traditional corporations, particularly large-scale service and manufacturing businesses, are organized for efficiency. Or consistency. But not joy.

McDonalds, Hertz, Dell and others crank it out. They show up. They lower costs. They use a stopwatch to measure output.

To be continued at http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/organizing-for-joy.html

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Sylvian Cotton’s On design thinking

Found at On design thinking.

There is a lot of buzz in recent years in the business, public service and academic communities about what is called “design thinking”.

As I am running a consultancy that proposes to use design thinking as a framework for innovation in business and in public services, I feel liable to express my view on it. The concept has been made popular by David Kelley, the founder of the world leading design & innovation consultancy IDEO and by Tim Brown, it’s current CEO.

My brief definition would be

To be continued at http://www.servicedesign.lu/2010/10/03/on-design-thinking/

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Must read: Why We All Hate Consultants (and Why It’s Okay) @nilofer’s posterous

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Crazy to see the lost relevance of many consultants.  How to fell from once being a true professional to being a slick prostitute.  And yes, they always ask for what u want and u always have the feeling that u paid too much: i’m talking about the consultants!

Found at  Why We All Hate Consultants (and Why It’s Okay) – nilofer’s posterous.

Why We All Hate Consultants (and Why It’s Okay)

When my company is stuck, I’m just as inclined to hire an outside advisor as other leaders are. But I hate it. Hiring a consultant means something needs to be fixed, or grown, or that I don’t know what to do next. I’m not talking about contractors whom I hire to do what I need and they are supplemental labor. I’m talking the consultants where I hire them to advise me. Hiring them usually means we’ve already failed in our first effort. It mostly means we are vulnerable. We need. So I believe we should all hate consultants. You probably already do. It’s okay. I give you permission.

Consultants do 3 things that suck.

To be continued at http://nilofer.posterous.com/why-we-all-hate-consultants-and-why-its-okay

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Check out this intro video about Geof Parcell’s book “No more consultants”

No More Consultants is the new business book by Geoff Parcell and Chris Collison, (best-selling authors of “Learning to Fly“), published by Wiley, September 2009.

No More Consultants provides readers with everything they needed to tap into those capabilities. Using the tools and techniques in this book, readers will be able to drill deep inside their organizations to realize the value of their existing knowledge. Employees will feel valued and listened-to, and investment on consultants can be reduced or redirected to the places where there is a genuine need to build new capability.

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