Why the Highest Paid Developers “Fight” Their Coworkers

You’re going to be asked to do it. At some point, if it hasn’t happened already, your coworkers or your boss will ask you to do something foolish. Something you know will make things worse for you, your coworkers, maybe even the business itself. If you’re like most developers, you …

Carpooling service Klaxit partners with Uber for last-minute changes

French startup Klaxit connects drivers with riders so that you don’t have to take your car to work every day. And the company recently announced a new feature with the help of Uber. If your driver cancels your ride home, Klaxit will book an Uber for you. Klaxit is a …

A little local difficulty, treating people as pets, designing for serendipity and some other stuff you might like

The big news to be on the lookout for this month is the BIFM’s impending name change to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. Now the interesting thing about this development is what it might tell us about the changing world of work and the distinction between the physical …

These 6 Home-Based Jobs Are Heating Up in 2018

Home-based work is hotter than ever. According to Forbes, freelancers make up 35% of the U.S. workforce. Within a decade, predicts online work platform UpWork, they could make up a majority of active workers. Many freelancers work from home. So too do many traditional employees, thanks to technology-aided remote jobs …

What lift design tells us about who we are and how we work

In 1959, cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman identified the personality traits which go hand in hand with disproportionate levels of heart disease. These include an overblown sense of time urgency, a desire to fit as much into each second as possible, excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness and frustration when other people …

14 Things Every Freelancer Should Know About Personal Branding

What should freelancers know about establishing and building personal branding? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. Learn more …

Firms do not know how to measure productivity

A new report claims to reveal fresh insights into how firms assess workplace productivity. The report, published by Jabra,  argues that many businesses cannot decide how to tackle the problem of measuring productivity – or who is ultimately responsible for doing so. The report is based on interviews with 688 …

Episode 68 – Design, UX and Conversion Boosters with Ross Beyeler

Ross Beyeler knows a thing or two about ecommerce sites that convert.  He’s built a few sites that I really love. Charley Hustle (mostly because I’m a huge Chiefs Fan and KU Jayhawks fan), Bottle Keeper,  Johnny Cupcakes, Assoline and more.     We get into several key design, UX and …