The Science of Tackling Large Projects

Get Your Brain Addicted to Achievement My sister is obsessed with games. Video games, board games, role-playing games – she loves them all. She will readily admit that the pure glee she derives from unlocking achievements fuels this obsession. She isn’t alone. Quests result in gold, each round of Tetris earns additional points, and grown […]

Working with Humans

“We clamor for more and bigger data while simultaneously avoiding some of the most valuable, and readily accessible information there is; the emotions of our employees.” – Joe Gerstandt After finishing a bit of work with a financial services organization this past year, I had a 1:1 meeting with the CEO to review our progress. […]

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

How Companywide Bonuses Can Help Everyone Feel the Float Historically, the office wasn’t a place Americans strove to participate in endeavors larger than themselves. Go to the office to earn a living, the thinking went. Leave horizon-broadening for church and volunteer activities – or maybe a gardening club if you’re into that sort of thing. […]