10 Interesting Facts About the Irish

St Patrick’s Day is here, and it is celebrated in all corners of the world, by people of many different nationalities. While many people mainly use the day as an excuse to drink an untold amount of booze, it is still—first and foremost—a day to celebrate Irish heritage and culture. Considering this we thought it…

9 Steps for Launching Your BPM Program Successfully

Any process development program is a phased program. The first important phase is the launch. You need a plan in which the organization describes how it will roll out the Business Process Management initiative, selects processes for development and trains the people to lead the actual implementation.
Your plan for a successful BPM deployment should include, but is not limited to the following nine steps:

9 Top Economic Indicators for Hipsters

Various economic indicators have become proxies for the health of the economy.

But, how many times can you get excited following the durable goods report?

In that vein, we’ve picked out the economic indicators that are alternative, obscure and cool, and which can help you get a read on the economy in a way that most people don’t know about.

These are data that you should look to when more mainstream data has grown stale.

6 Ways to Kill Creativity

Want your organisation to perform poorly? Here are six ways to kill creativity in business, or anywhere.

Many organisations claim they want to foster creativity—and so they should—but unintentionally, through their working practices, creativity is killed stone dead.

That’s what Teresa Amabile, now Director of the Harvard Business School, found when looking back over decades of her research in organisations (Amabile, 1998). As part of one research program she examined seven companies in three different industries, having team members report back daily on their work.

After two years she found marked differences in how organisations dealt with creativity.

20 Mathematicians Who Changed The World

Pictured, Ada Lovelace, considered by some to be the world’s first computer programmer.

Before scientists can develop medicines or engineers can advance technology, they throw numbers onto whiteboards using concepts laid out by mathematicians sometimes centuries earlier.
Generations of school children will disagree, but no other field of study has played a bigger role in changing the course of history as mathematics.

Unfortunately, mathematicians often get little recognition for their contributions to history.

We’re changing that right now.

We’ve identified the 20 mathematicians responsible for the modern world.