Author Archives: Mike Shipulski

The Ladder Of Your Own Making

There’s a natural hierarchy to work. Your job, if you choose to accept it is to climb the ladder of hierarchy rung-by-rung. Here’s how to go about it: Continue reading

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Do The Work No One Is Asking For

We spend too much time on the mundane. Every day people come to work, turn on their PCs, and the mundane magically happens on its own accord. Email gets sent, phones get answered, mail gets delivered, and processes get followed. And after lunch, the hamster wheel spins back up and the mundane consumes the rest of our day. Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor For Innovation

There are many flavors of innovation – incremental, disruptive, and seven flavors in between. And there is lots of argument about the level of innovation – mine’s radical and yours isn’t; that’s just improving what we already have; that’s too new – no one will ever buy it. Continue reading

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Can It Grow?

If you’re working in a company you like, and you want it to be around in the future, you want to know if it will grow. If you’re looking to move to a new company, you want to know if it has legs – you want to know if it will grow. Continue reading

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The Safest Bet Is Far Too Risky

It’s harder than ever to innovate, and getting harder. The focus on growth can be empowering, but when coupled with signed-in-blood accountability, empowering turns to puckering. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Knowing Why You’re In The Boat

Whether at work or home, there are highs and lows. And you’re not getting special treatment, that’s how it is for everyone. And it’s a powerful fundamental, so don’t try to control it, ride it. Continue reading

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A Singular Pillar of Productivity

Productivity generates profit. No argument. But it has two sides – it can be achieved through maximization by increasing output with constant resources (machines and people) or through minimization with constant output and decreasing machines and people. And the main pillars of both flavors are data, tools, and process. Continue reading

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