Oculus Santa Cruz is Quest, will offer standalone VR in spring for $399

After teases and public demonstrations, Oculus is finally ready to make its third virtual reality headset — previously codenamed Project Santa Cruz — official. Renamed Oculus Quest, it was originally revealed in 2016 in early prototype form, then updated in 2017 with new controllers and demos, and began shipping to developers …

Episode 63: Secrets of Scale – Tips from the Rapid Growth of Click Funnels

Recently I had a chance to catch up with my friend and fellow entrepreneur, Dave Woodward.  Dave is the Chief Business Development Officer at ClickFunnels. He’s a motivator, a marketing mastermind, and an all around awesome guy. I first met Dave in 2009 or so when my business partner, Chris …

What we have wrong about why some companies are more successful than others

  New research published in the Strategic Management Journal suggests a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed. INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy Phebo Wibbens found that companies with “higher-order” resources can greatly outlast their competitors. Traditionally, strategy experts have focused on a firm’s …

Being yourself at work has its downsides for many people

Being yourself at work has a lot of positive effects. Research supports the hypothesis that authenticity can lead to psychological benefits, including boosting self-esteem, and making people feel happier and more energised at work. But according to new research from academics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) authenticity …

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 …

Two-thirds of major world cities set for weaker growth as global slowdown bites

A new report from Oxford Economics (registration) predicts that the present slowdown in the global economy will persist into next year and it is already having a significant impact on growth in the world’s major cities and their prospects. Of the top 900 cities around the world, the report predicts …

Are workers waiting too long for mental health support?

Some people with mental health conditions could be waiting for over a year for employers to put in place much needed workplace adjustments, new findings published today suggest. The findings come from The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2019, a comprehensive study of disability and long-term conditions conducted by Business …

Refurbished industrial buildings provide perfect modern workplaces

Refurbished industrial sheds provide the perfect space for the creation of modern workplaces, according to a study by HawkinsBrown and JLL. In what the authors claim is the first comparative study of its kind, Industrial Rehab: A new space of opportunity takes a look at the global trend for companies …

Third of British workers say they lack the computer skills they need to do their jobs

Nearly a third of Britons don’t think they have the required computer skills to do their jobs properly in spite of the fact that around 9 in 10 households now have internet access, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics. Although the Government continues to encourage the …