Random findings and notes. A combined link and noteblog about things that could enlighten, surprise or even create frustration.
The word Menem comes from my daughter as a mispronunciation for the Swedish word “Nämen” from when she was a kid. “Nämen” is a surprised “really?” or “I did not know that”. I thought it could be a suitable name for this section.
The Value of “Instinctual Integrity” “In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities, integrity, intelligence and energy. Add if they don’t have the first one, the other two will kill you. – Warren Buffet” I have often been criticised for having too much integrity, this article describes some of the advantages of having integrity and the impact on business if there is a lack of integrity.
How Facebook ads helped elect Trump Brad Parscale is the man that orchestrated the Trump Online Campaign. He says he won the election on Facebook with highly targeted ads — this is a very interesting interview, well worth the look if you are into how today’s information infrastructure works and how to twist peoples minds.
Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk – NYT How is an office best designed today. Cubicle, open office, your own office? Or maybe a combination of all? Personally I favour an office environment where most focused work are done at home or in an un-disturbed environment and all things related to problem solving, brainstorming etc are done at the office with a high density of whiteboards and coffee machines.
Secrets of “Special Ops” Leadership I often state that startups are the special forces of business, so this article about Special Forces leadership is a really good read if you think your team is bleeding edge in their field. To lead high-performers in any line of work is hard, but few are as tough to lead as special forces soldiers. There is a lot to be inspired by from the tips in this article.
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team Team collaboration will always fascinate me. Googles Project Aristotle is a research initiative with the goal to build perfect teams. Interesting result was that they found no patterns in how to achieve the perfect team, but did find lots of great insights.