USP, USP, USP
USP means “unique selling proposition”, which makes it even better than the German word USP. It’s all about “selling”, so selling. That means your unique selling point must also make the customer buy something. Continue reading “15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 3”
tl;dr; if something is really important to you, plan it in your calendar.
It is nice to have a to-do list in your to-do app, your Bullet Journal or on your Kanban board, but you have to allocate time for the execution of these tasks in your schedule.
Example: If you have a task called “Plan feedback sessions” you should make an entry in your calendar and dedicate some amount of time to it, let’s say half an hour.
The problem with most peoples calendars is the following: They are primarily empty! Continue reading “Time Blocking / Time Boxing as Productivity Boost”
Everyone is talking about error culture and that companies should embrace it. Jurgen Appelo sheds some light on this topic by bisecting the term “error” and introducing a tool to celebrate the right kind of errors.
this is the second part to Bootstrapping – Part 1
Time to Cash – When do I get my money?
More important than “time to market” (when can I offer my product on the market) is “time to cash”: when do I get the money for my service?
For a successful bootstrapping, it makes no sense to sell and sell and to only bill once a year. Continue reading “15 Steps for successful Bootstrapping – Part 2”
An interesting technique from the Management 3.0 book “Managing for happiness” is the moving motivators exercise.
Jurgen Appelo compiled motivational factors from different sources like Steven Reiss’ 16 basic desires, Ryan and Deci’s self determination theory and last but not least Daniel Pink’s Drive!
He came up with the following list of 10 motivators which can be best memorized with the mnemonic “CHAMPFROGS”: Continue reading “Moving Motivators”
What is Kudo?
Kudo is Greek for fame or honor.
The idea behind Kudo Cards is to say “Thank You” in a meaningful way. By taking the time to specify and write down what you are actually grateful for.
As an alternative to just give a card to a co-worker, you can enhance the whole experience by building a Kudo Wall so that everyone can see which kudos were given from whom to whom.
Another nice variation is to put up a Kudo Box. You can put in the cards and at the end of the year / quarter / month you can do a tombola and give away some swag for every drawn lot.
Read about my other Management 3.0 Experiments here
My Experiments so far
After trying a couple of times to get into a Management 3.0 training I finally had the chance to participate in a two day course in Nuremberg. Continue reading “Management 3.0 Workshop”