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.
To be continued at Summation: The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant.
Joy and let not us forget the relevance of joy for customers
Found at Seth’s Blog: Organizing for joy.
Traditional corporations, particularly large-scale service and manufacturing businesses, are organized for efficiency. Or consistency. But not joy.
To be continued at http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/organizing-for-joy.html
Found at On design thinking.
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!
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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