Did you know there’s a world championship for Excel spreadsheets? In August 2017, a high school senior named John Dumoulin took top honors at the annual Excel division of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. That such a championship exists confirms how ubiquitous Excel is. But while it excels (sorry) at many distinct tasks, it’s far from ideal for project management. (more…)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — or is it? Amidst the holiday haze of gifts and gatherings, it’s also when business leaders scramble to set their annual budgets.
The budgeting and forecasting process looks different depending on each business. But most businesses have one thing in common: They approach this process incorrectly.
“Productivity” is an inescapable buzzword in the business world. A quick Google search for this topic yields more than 200 million results from sources including TED and Harvard Business Review. This makes sense when you consider how much the business world has changed in recent years. (more…)
Do you welcome our new robot overlords? Not everyone does. Elon Musk says he’s more worried about AI than North Korea. And Nick Bostrom —director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute— says we should know that AI might “go radically wrong.” (more…)
Introverts have had an overdue moment in recent years: their unique talents are finally gaining the praise they deserve. Since her 2012 TED talk on introversion, Susan Cain has advocated for school and work environments to stop always rewarding those who shout the loudest. Her work isn’t in vain. Misnomers still exist that introverts can’t be great leaders— including project managers (PMs). (more…)