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What we talk about when we talk about decisions

A wise man once wrote ‘What’s in a name? that which we call a decision. By any other name would stay as sweet…’. Decisions is the backbone to modern work. In fact improving the process with which organizations make decisions bears the highest growth potential. Decision making is important, so much that the Harvard Business Review dedicated their entire Winter 2015 issue to decision making. The magazine focuses on decision making from a leader perspective...

Empowering for holacracy

There’s a ghost going around management theories. It’s holacracy knocking on your door and telling you, you need it to make your organization ready for the 21st Century. For some holacracy is the future of organizations for others the sure downfall. Let’s start by looking at what holacracy actually means. Holacracy means that organizations do not use hierarchical organization charts but instead give their employees the power to take leadership through responsibility and accountability. Pretty...

Racing to get stuff done

Have you ever received an email that was addressed to two or more people, and by addressed we mean the to field, not carbon copy or cc as it is more known. Most typically that email came from someone who wanted something to be done. Let’s roll some bones and take a wild guess, when you received that email that went to you and say 3 other colleagues, who of you felt the instant need...

New Year’s Decisions!

A new year, new possibilities, new promises. Being a decision making enthusiast I just have to share my thoughts, because this is one of my favorite moments in a year. What is New Year's other than social decision making at its truest? When the end of the year is closing, it's time to look back. What did we do? How did we succeed? Did we meet the set goals? What went wrong, is there something we...

Websummit and Slush– the hottest events of November

Running a startup is a hard core sport, like climbing the Himalayas, it’s dangerous. You risk everything, your career, your mental health, your family, friends and loved ones. 20 years ago when I started, I felt like an outcast. My friends were asking why does that guy want to run a startup? Now the sexiest events happening in Europe are the big startup conventions. How does it make me feel? I’ve spent nearly 20 years in...

Deciding and preparing for Dreamforce’15

Orange pants and pitching rehearsals. Books, use case stories, brochures, stickers, pins and booth reels. Buying flights, booking hotels, checking out bike rentals, applying for ESTAs.  Partner meetings, customer appointments, webinars, newsletters, social media presence. Setting goals, counting ROIs, checking out the cool parties.  Development  sprints, scrum meetings, workshops, recruitments, onboarding new team members , telemarketing campaigns, getting lightning ready - the amount of decisions we’ve made at Fingertip related to sponsoring Dreamforce’15 is overwhelming. We...