Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Pausing in May for three big questions

May 12, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Pause, by Eran Finkle Momentum is inevitable.  You wake up one more morning the product of the months before it, and the previous “you” seems like a specter of years ago.

Sometimes you have to pause to examine both your position and your velocity.  It’s time for three important questions.

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SXSW: Let’s meet up! (and info on my panel)

March 11, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Angela Baxley gets called out at Happy Cog's Karaoke, SXSW 2009 (my pic) SXSW is one of my favorite annual events.  But while the panels are good, it’s really about the people.

I’m moderating a session on Friday, organizing runs every day at 8, and generally have time between a bunch of things.  I want to meet you!

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I’m delivering a Productivity Killers how-to call tomorrow (free, w/300+ folks) – what should I cover?

January 25, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

The anti-GTD cat, by Ashley Dryden Happy Monday.  We’re 7% through the year–are you 7% through your goals?  Let’s make this happen together.

Tomorrow at 6pm EST, over 300 people will phone in to Jason Drohn and I go through the top seven productivity killers—and offer solutions.  It’s free, too.

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Forget means to an end, and find the meaning of life

January 11, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

The wisdom found on my walk to Barcelona Activa every day this past summer (in Llacuna) I needed more guidance for 2010 than just ‘swim’.  So I began seeking out something more concrete.

In the process I found what had invisibly guided the past year, and may be the key to every decision I make going forward.  Perhaps I found the meaning of it all. Continue reading…

Theme for 2010: Swim

January 4, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Diving in, by zen Last year I suggested we should choose just one word and label it a theme for the year ahead.  I reported back on that theme last week.

This year is a similar theme, but it comes from a very different basis—the word is swim.  I’ll explain after the jump…

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Knowing when to sprint with your startup

December 9, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

head to head bicycles Conventional wisdom is if you want something done fast, you’re going to pay a premium.  Or that if things are rushed, quality suffers.  But in a product business, time is the most expensive and dangerous enemy.

There is a time to sprint, and not just because you want to work harder.  Consider this:

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The Entrepreneurial Myth: do you want to work alone, to watch your big idea die, and to sweep the floor? Try this instead.

October 14, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Most people could use more career independence.  Many have some big idea they want to offer the world.  A few thrive on building authority by taking on greater responsibility.

But these do not necessarily go hand-in-hand—they often make for a risky and stressful formula.  If you want freedom, impact, or authority, let’s talk about some paths to these beyond the “go launch a business” suggestion we hear all too often.

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The Critical Path, a snippet from my first journal article (download it free). We found some fascinating correlations…

September 24, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

I feel like a scholar... This summer, Cutter Benchmark Review invited me to create a workplace productivity survey with Joe Feller.  We were able to collect some interesting data and publish our analysis of it.

Normally $50, I’m able to offer both mine and Joe’s analysis, along with the survey results, as a free PDF to Technotheory readers.  Read on for a couple snippets and a link to download the full article.

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Thoughtfulness never fails

September 15, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Aaron Dragushan Do you deliver or do you delight?  The difference–and this applies to personal relationships as well as it does to business—is all about thoughtfulness.

When I look at who I value most, the top of the top are thoughtfulness personified, and they’ve been that way all along.

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How to organize and moderate a panel that creates real value for your audience (Part 2 of 2)

September 11, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Mike Bonifer at SXSW 2008 Last week I offered advice on selecting and contacting panelists.  Once the panel is formed, most people slack off until the day before the event.

Don’t.  Here’s what to do next to create a great experience for your audience and panelists alike.  Disagree?  Let me know…

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