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Fun at the Office Can Boost Creativity and Productivity

During my first day at SBDC, the former Project Manager gave me a tour of the office and my new desk. When she showed me the storage cabinet under my desk, she stopped at the drawer labeled, “Danger,” and mischievously said, “Be careful with what’s inside that one.” I opened it up apprehensively and found […] Read Fun at the Office Can Boost Creativity and Productivity

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Kanban Boards are Useful Project Management Tools

When we started getting very busy during our second year of business, our organizational system for projects was no longer serving us. As visual creators, thinkers, and learners, we realized that we needed to create an organizational system that fit our cognitive work style. After doing some research, we figured out the perfect solution: a […] Read Kanban Boards are Useful Project Management Tools

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Flappy Bird and the Fear of Success

Dong Nguyen was prepared for the success. Some of this other games had been moderately successful, but not to the same level. Where success had overwhelmed him was in his day-to-day life. Based on interviews, Dong Nguyen is a simple man, building games, and being generally happy with where life has taken him. The relatively fast and strong success of Flappy Bird seemed to have been a surprise, bringing him much unwanted attention, media interviews and criticism from game players and makers the world over. All of this is quite typical of massive mobile game success. Read Flappy Bird and the Fear of Success

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Life Coaching and Mentorship Can Transform Your Business and Yourself

If you are in the process of starting a new business or trying to refresh your current one, it is often useful to talk to a mentor or life coach. They can give you an outside perspective, serve as a sounding board for your thoughts, troubleshoot and help you work through problems in your work […] Read Life Coaching and Mentorship Can Transform Your Business and Yourself

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Time for a Change

While sitting down and watching the AFC Championship Game this afternoon, the quality of the on-screen graphics caught my attention. For the most part, these on-screen graphics have remained unchanged for nearly ten years. Sure, minor variations and updates, mostly adding more gradients and minor animations. Overall, though, the updates and animations are barely noticeable. […] Read Time for a Change