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Richard Dancsi on June 2, 2023
Which work environment would you prefer? An open-plan office with serendipitous meetings or a cubicle to get focused work done?
Richard Dancsi on May 2, 2023
Tax avoidance in some countries is not seen as a serious offense, but as perhaps more of a national sport. What does it all have to do with fairness?
Richard Dancsi on April 3, 2023
Applying our existing knowledge and skills in new situations is not a spontaneous process. There’s work involved in making in-app knowledge become real-world knowledge.
Richard Dancsi on March 1, 2023
What’s a good answer for “What do you do?” when someone has just lost their job?
Richard Dancsi on February 1, 2023
People who start making an impact anywhere are usually seen as leaders. Once someone is seen as a leader, they immediately graduate to becoming one.
Richard Dancsi on January 16, 2023
The success of intellectual property law banks on its ability to influence human behavior. Yet some industries survive and even thrive in the absence of strong IP protections.
Richard Dancsi on December 27, 2022
How long can someone stay "in the zone"? Becoming more resilient to disruptions and being able to quickly pick up a project where one left off are great skills to build.
Richard Dancsi on October 11, 2022
With verbal communication being the Achilles’ heel of shy people, it can be a good idea to find shortcuts.
Richard Dancsi on September 19, 2022
Under 5 percent of professional programmers are female. Are women actually uninterested in programming, or do they feel unwelcome? Is there a way to change this?
Richard Dancsi on August 8, 2022
Founders can use behavioral biases to their advantage, but it's harder than it seems. Fear of missing out is one that startups notoriously try to exploit but get wrong.
Richard Dancsi on July 11, 2022
An innocent question about working hours can signal, quite literally, that nothing is more important to the applicant than to get out of work on time.
Richard Dancsi on June 5, 2022
Startups and their employees often see their interests misaligned: new technologies look good on a CV, but they are not always the best fit for the company.
Richard Dancsi on May 2, 2022
New research suggests that brainstorming sessions may be best in person: Video conferencing teams generate less creative ideas.
Richard Dancsi on April 15, 2022
There are more sales techniques, methodologies, and frameworks than one could count. Which one should we choose?
Richard Dancsi on March 7, 2022
Celebrity spokesmen—and now, Instagram influencers—advertise everything from t-shirts to credit cards. Is it effective?
Richard Dancsi on February 4, 2022
An entrepreneur's life an emotional roller coaster. Loneliness is real and so is self-doubt, and neither of those are easy to navigate. So what’s a CEO to do to succeed?
Richard Dancsi on January 7, 2022
To counter the Great Resignation, even tech giants like Apple and Facebook implemented changes to weather the storm. Stakes are high, but which measure will work best?
Richard Dancsi on December 3, 2021
Simplifying takes effort. Is this why we end up with the complex solution?
Richard Dancsi on November 1, 2021
Can marketers make an online referral look like an organic, word-of-mouth type of invite?
Richard Dancsi on October 8, 2021
Hunter-gatherers worked 15 hours a week, and past century economists predicted we would, too. So what happened?