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  • Fail to succeed

    After the GB team success in the first week of the Olympics two of the gold medal winners used previous failures as the spur to greater success. Firstly Rebecca Adlington the double gold medal winning swimmer who used her disappointment at failing to qualify for the final at last years World championship. Secondly Rebecca Romero [...]

  • Who live at Leeds?

    I popped along to Leeds on Friday for an evening with Fred Wilson. Fred is one of the top US early stage tech VCs and partner at Union Square Ventures and also writes a brilliant blog A VC . The event was organised by Imran Ali the driving force behind LS1 the first Leeds Web Festival. 
    Some learning [...]

  • Am I Neurotic?

    I am very please to report that when we at Psycuity are out in the field working with some of Manchester’s top management teams, neuroticism isn’t a subject that comes up often!
    Whilst surfing this morning I came across this great website, I am neurotic. It’s a wonderful site with the content provided by the users admitting/confronting and discussing [...]

  • The Millionaire Mind

    There is an ongoing debate in the psychology circles when it comes to measuring personality. Whilst owner-managers really don’t care which psychometric tool is used, we at Psycuity often find it useful when they understand a little more about the relevant theory.
    The two main theories are trait based and type based. Type based questionnaires such [...]

  • Failure to build a world class team

    The fear of failure is a powerful motivator, so I read with interest the GIGAOM article on The Top Five Reasons Tech Execs Fail. #5 is the failure to build a world class team – the best starting point is to first understand yourself.
    Sun Tzu summarised it well in the Art of War “If you know the [...]

  • Off BOFH begosh

    You can tell it’s summer when the Register announces BOFHs (bastard operator from hell) are the focus of a research project using psychometric profiles to determine why they are different from their computer users and causes of stress.

August

This is the archive for August, 2008.

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