What is a meme? A “meme” can be a still or animated image used to convey a phrase, concept, or context, it is used to replace words. It is usually a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. They are everywhere and are a language to themselves....
For those not familiar Slack, it is a collaborative working environment that also provides a chat service. It also offers native mobile apps for just about every platform out there.   Slack Structure   The basic slack structure is broken down into groups, channels, and private groups. You can be a member of multiple groups and each group can have a different login email...
Recent studies show that a moderate level of ambient noise can boost productivity. Absolute silence makes it difficult to be creative. Too much noise can be distracting. The right mix of calm and productive cafe culture is just what the doctor ordered. According to a recent study published in the Chicago Journal of Consumer Research, an ambient environment of 70 db...
Reflecting on the decades we’ve worked in the Heroik Innovation Lab and countless new media projects for clients across many different industries, there are a few tools that stand out and make work and life easier and more enjoyable. And when we think of groups or industries who can benefit the most from these simple and lean tools, nonprofits...
Limiting beliefs are those that hold you back from advancing your life. If you believe it is a sin to aspire to achieve, to rise above, to be wealthy, to easily build wealth, and to enjoy life, you will make life harder for yourself to do so. Limiting beliefs like these are thriving in society today, floating in our...
When it comes to successful digital transformation, most businesses have a lot of growing up to do. On the quest for the competitive edge in the Digital Age, simply adding technology to your business model will not get you that edge. What you need, is a clear transformation strategy to integrate and adapt your business model to the digital...
You might be amazed how many people deal with this contact conundrum- the years and in some cases, decades build up of contacts. Layer upon layer of stale and duplicate contact data rotting your Outlook database and virtual Rolodex of various flavors. Avoiding the inevitable time consuming, manual, contact reconciliation. After years spent fighting a losing battle, finally there's...
It is an often said but poorly understood notion, that many if not most people in your life will try to discourage, devalue and chip away at your self-worth. Due to toxic patterns, poor upbringings, selfish behavior, and other environmental and psychological factors, the masses try to bring you down. While exploring this subject, I took a deeper look...
In June of 2013 REI reduced it’s lifetime return policy to just one year - equivalent or lower than the manufacturer’s warranty.  Citing the growth of abuse of the long time policy, REI decided to end it’s original 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guaranteed Return Policy that attracted hundreds of thousands of high-end consumers who became loyal to the brand. What seemed...
As leaders and ambitious professionals, we all want to cultivate the practices, habits, and culture that truly serve us. And we want to hit the eject button on all the garbage that does not serve us. The things that don’t serve us, act as roadblocks, keeping us from growth, performance, and success. So how do we identify those things...

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