Best of the web: When work becomes a game; An introvert’s guide to personal branding; Lessons from companies born during the GFC
Friday, September 20, 2013/
Turning work into a game: It’s unlikely to be your first thought when you go to work – treat it like a game.
But as The New Yorker shows, elements of what’s known as ‘gamification’ are creeping into work practices to incentivise staff and measure their productivity. It’s an area that’s sparked debate about whether non-remunerative features in a workplace can compensate for work that’s not, in itself, rewarding.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in profile: What makes the leader of one of the world’s largest banks tick? Here Vanity Fair profiles JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon. From bus tours across the US meeting staff and clients to managing the fallout of a rogue trader who’s cost the company nearly US$6 billion, we learn how Dimon stands out from the banker crowd.
Personal branding for introverts: Are introverts at a disadvantage when it comes to building their own personal brand? It may appear extroverts, who find it easy to mingle and mix at networking events to promote themselves, have a head start in the branding stakes. But as Dorie Clark explains in this Harvard Business Review blog, there are ways introverts can build a personal brand without having to force themselves out of their comfort zones.
Lessons from the global financial crisis: It’s been five years since the collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers, seen by many as the trigger for the global financial crisis. But despite the economic turmoil that engulfed the world, people still engaged their entrepreneurial drive and started new businesses. Here, Inc. goes back and talks to some businesses that started around the time of the GFC and finds out what they did to survive – and thrive.
Be honest about your situation: How vulnerability helps businesses thrive Sue Parker DARE Group founder
Own it: The 10 things you need to do to manage your personal brand Lisa Stephenson Who Am I Projects founder
Six invaluable lessons: What 20 years in aged care taught me about being an entrepreneur Natasha Chadwick NewDirection Care founder
An entrepreneurial superpower: Eight tips to help develop resilience Adala Bolto ZADI Training co-founder
Going through a lull? Five areas you should invest in when sales drop Tamara Alaveras and Sonia Majkic 3 Phase Marketing co-founders
Stop telling us how busy you are, it's boring and charmless Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Blandification™ and the state of modern branding Jeffrey Oley The Offices co-founder
Why you should find the right role for the right person — not the other way around Bruce Stronge Outfit founder