Working from Home

How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Helpful Behavioral Economics Concepts for the Business-Minded

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In corporate America, Gaussian statistics, deterministic interpretations of the world around us, and rational utilitarian models have long dominated the decision-making process. The fields of Behavioral Economics, Psychology, and Human-Centered modes of thinking have...
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The Business Value Problem with Analytics

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Analytics has a value problem. This is not new. In fact, we have been talking about this for decades. That notorious failure rate to meet expectations from analytics has been stuck at 60-70% for as...
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A Roadmap to Simplicity

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I used to travel a lot on business trips and see this sign in Copenhagen Airport saying: “Problems can be complicated, solutions cannot.” I thought it was wise. It managed in one small sentence...
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The Difficult Job of Making Decisions

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How many important decisions did you make lately? Difficult, isn’t it? Most of us would likely underestimate this number; It mainly depends on what the term “important” evokes to you. Generally speaking, an important...
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Business-centered health care or patient-centered business

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The conflict of interest fueled by the populist attitude Healthcare is in a deep conflict within itself. It merely suffers the consequence of tug-of-war between its business remedy at one end and the practice of medicine at...
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Please don’t let the data speak!

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The world of data and analytics is full of misunderstanding and misinformation. Unfortunately, a lot of this is perpetuated not just by data laypersons but by professionals of all kinds—from data scientists to vendors,...
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A NEW WORLD COMES (a COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic story): What might be the longer-term effects...

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We face a real but controllable crisis — a disease with very high infectiousness but moderate to low death rate (so long as hospitals and ventilator supplies hold out). While in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis...
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Get Yourself Together: A Story of Mind Mapping

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What if there was a way to get yourself together, to make sense to your business/personal life and move forward with serenity. The short answer is yes there is a way and it’s called...
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Science and Money in the Climate Change Debate

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… if we had one There is no public debate about climate change. On Medium, where I post my texts, there are thousands of articles about climate change. I read many of them and wrote...
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Are You Experiencing FOBO?

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Have you heard of Fear Of a Better Option yet? We know that making choices is hard. The more choices we have, the less we explore, and the more likely we are to go with...
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We Take Economic Decisions Like It was 1919 and It must Stop!

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Today, we live in a world of abundance, and people are dying for no good reason. No. I’m not being dramatic. Our insistence on keeping things the way they are is killing people. Right now,...
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Digital Transformation is About Better Decisions

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In this fast-paced digital world, connecting with, knowing and understanding your audience is invaluable to business decision making. That’s the message from digital engagement studio Socly. It’s driven by tech entrepreneur and digital enthusiast Sizwe...