Learn From Yammer and Become an Adaptive Tech Company

Published on December 5, 2012

Yammer is a social enterprise software vendor that was recently acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B….

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How To Transform Your Tech Company From Good To Great

Published on October 16, 2012

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.” This is the sentence Jim Collins starts his famous book, Good to Great. Good to Great is one of my personal favourites as I believe it’s not worth it or motivating enough to be in business where we are not building something great.

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Richard Branson’s Alternative Approach To – Hire Slow, Fire Fast – When Dealing With Poor Performers

Published on September 21, 2012

I’ve recently moved to San Francisco to open a 7Geese office here, and for the…

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Why Having a Keg in Your Office Does Not Create a Strong Company Culture

Published on August 25, 2012

Every company I talk to understands the importance of having a great culture and how company culture can be used as a competitive advantage to build a great brand, to recruit and retain talent, and to build strong relationships with your customers and vendors. However, there is a common misconception these days, especially in tech startups, that having perks like free snacks, food, beer, whiskey, game room, music room, nap room, and ping pong tables creates a strong company culture

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Stop the Social Business Madness at your Workplace

Published on August 3, 2012

I recently re-watched one of my favorite TED talks titled “The Power of Introverts” by…

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Why Traditional Employee Recognition Programs are Broken and How to Fix Them

Published on July 24, 2012

Employee recognition programs have been around for a long time and there is no doubt…

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7 Lessons We Can Learn From Geese to Succeed at Work

Published on July 12, 2012

Geese are fascinating creatures and for many reasons, our company name and logo represent seven…

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Have You Given a Gift at Work Today?

Published on April 20, 2012

We are experiencing a shift in our global economy because the way we’ve worked for the last 50 years will not be the same for the next 50. In North America we have created an industrialized economy that has monetized almost every single exchange between people and businesses.

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Infographic: Importance of Feedback in Business and its Evolution

Published on April 13, 2012

How do we become remarkable at work? We ask questions, we challenge assumptions, and we…

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Leading Gen Y’s in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Published on April 4, 2012

Today’s workplace looks and feels very different than it did only 10 years ago –…

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