Another MOOC class done and dusted and this time the idea was to increase my awareness of digital branding and marketing which has a direct relationship to my work.
The class was run by Curtin University and had a uniquely Australian Continue reading edX MKT1x – Digital Branding and Engagement
When joining Veeva one of the CEO book read recommendations was Zero to One by Peter Thiel… His ideas at least, even if he didn’t write it. On the way back from a recent work trip to Korea I dropped in to a book shop not realising that all the books would be in Korean!
I now know that the smaller the selection the better the choice as the shop had a great selection including Continue reading From Zero to One and Korea to Singapore
For years I’ve been the resident Excel guru who knows how to run a pivot table and not stuff up a vlookup.
This year I thought I would take my meagre skills and try and super charge them by adding buzz words like analysing and visualization. And now I’m a data scientist and paid a million dollars a year! So I’m still no data scientist but I have learnt some nifty Excel tips and tricks and heap of things that I didn’t know were possible.
Format As Table
What does this do?
Continue reading edX – Microsoft: DAT206x: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
A certain manager at my office has introduced a number of new corporate buzzwords and my favourite at the moment is “The perception of you is…”.
Let’s analyse this a little:
- I’m not willing to tell you directly what I think of your performance
- I’m trying to soften the blow and make it seem less personal
- I’m trying to set goals for you without taking ownership of those goals
- I’m not willing to make this a two-way conversation where I am also a part of the success or failure in that perception
- I don’t want to make this a two-way conversation about your perception of me
Continue reading Corporate Buzzword: The perception of you is…
I think one of the most under-addressed elements I’ve seen in organisations is who is allocated power. As usual I’m going to make some references to Influencing People – a class that I completed on Coursera recently.
Week 1 included sections on power – what is it, what are the benefits, what are the downsides, Continue reading Power: The Dark Side – Self Focus