Interested in setting up a canvas and a validation board for your lean startup? What are some good practices when doing so? How do I reduce the risk of failure before I even get started?[Read more…] about Lean Startup Canvas and Validation Board
There are few leaders that are able to move from a technical managerial or directorial position into the role of a chief and thrive in it off the bat. Many such leaders never manage to reach their utmost potential, the dizzying pace of technological progress is perhaps part of the reason success as a CIO has become more difficult. If you don’t know the differences between a CIO and CTO check out this article here.
It’s safe to say that the companies that are able to use technology not only as a back-office tool to keep the lights running, but as a catalyst for business growth and development, are going to be the companies that will win in the 21st century, and a skillful CIO is key to that success. These are the skills a CIO needs to muster in order to push her organization forward in the digital era.[Read more…] about 5 Critical Skills that a CIO Needs for Success
Google is one of the most prominent companies in the world today. They have created and maintained business rules that help make a company successful in the Internet Century. In the book How Google Works, written by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg, the lessons and methods learned by Google are used to help other companies find success in the Internet Century. This post aims to highlight some of these lessons and help you and your company be more successful. [Read more…] about How Google Works
There are hundreds of ways by which we can classify what is a great company. Especially nowadays with the vigor with which job seekers are looking not only at a company from the standpoint of the type of work they’ll be doing but also from the perspective of the type of environment they’ll be in. This environment is driven by a company’s culture, values, principles, and mission. At Anant, we use Amazon’s Leadership Principles as our guideposts.
Clearly, we look up to Amazon and the values that guide them, but along with them are some other company principles that we admire. Here, we will cover 4 principles from various companies that we believe make an impactful mark on employees.
Productivity has never been in more demand, and productivity is most often simply a by-product of proper focus. We need focus for ourselves, focus from our co-workers, focus from our friends, and focus from our family (especially those little ones always stuck to their screens nowadays!) Because proper focus is perhaps the biggest indicator of productivity, anything undermining it can truly de-rail your efforts. This first part of this two-part series will cover six actions that you can take to become more productive.
Business Process Management (BPM) is a systematic approach to make an organization’s processes more efficient and dynamic in order to meet the changing needs of a business. It builds on the concepts of business processes and business process automation to help your business deliver to its internal and external stakeholders. Essentially, business processes are the wheels and cogs of a business while BPM is the maintenance and support to keep the parts operating in an optimal fashion. BPM takes a look at the way a business tries to achieve its goals and then finds ways to do it better and help enable growth. The benefits of it being done well will result in reduced costs, more flexibility and agility, higher productivity, better employee satisfaction, and measurable results – all critical elements to any business.