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      How the Most Successful Organizations Unlock Productivity and Alignment

      Today, less than 10 percent of all organizations successfully execute their business strategy. What is it about that 10 percent that enables their success? Hugo recently wrote for CEO World on how these companies are able to execute successfully.

      Management

      August 23, 2018

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      How Startups Can Forge the Right Relationships

      What's the secret to startup success? Start with your team — developing the right relationships with your members and cultivating transparency can make you ready to handle any challenge.

      Management

      August 7, 2018

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      Take the Initiative to Make Your Business More Transparent

      Traditionally, a 'need-to-know' basis was the status quo of all companies. But in the ever-evolving landscape of business, transparency has proven to be the advantageous strategy today. Is your business benefiting from an open culture?

      Management

      July 26, 2018

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      What Makes (And Breaks) A Great Company Culture?

      Company culture is often treated as a nebulous afterthought. But the truth is that it can have a more concrete impact on the success of your business than most other factors. Is your organization's culture connecting your employees or dividing them?

      Management

      July 23, 2018

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      Sharing is Caring: Why Startups Need to Look Inside

      If there’s one thing that’s more available than ever for founders in 2018, it’s advice. Not a day goes by without someone recommending a book, blog, podcast or conference that I can’t miss, or someone I ‘have to meet’. We recently shared our advice on why startups need to look inside first, with Startups.co.

      Management

      June 28, 2018

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      Four Alternatives to the Team All-Hands

      All-hands meetings are part and parcel of Silicon Valley. You would be hard-pressed to find a tech company where this regular meeting isn’t ingrained in process. We recently shared our views with the RecruitLoop team on alternatives to the All-Hands to increase the value and reduce the cost!

      Management

      June 26, 2018

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      Closing the Loop - Customer Insight to Action in Minutes

      Why and how to leverage customer insights to create a successful product - as featured on the Chameleon Blog.

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      June 22, 2018

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      Communication between tools > Communication between people

      Did you know that less than 10% of businesses are able to execute their strategy because of poor internal alignment? We think that the 'poor communication' debate over-indexes on the people part of the problem.

      Management

      April 20, 2018

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      Five ways that qualitative feedback makes better Product Managers

      Product Managers are like the "CEO of the product" as Ben Horowitz put it. While the web is out fighting about the validity of this analogy, we're here to help you deal with two issues that CEOs and PMs alike struggle with.

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      April 24, 2018

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      Making your Business More Transparent Will Make Customers Happier

      I’m often asked about the biggest differences between the corporate and startup worlds, having made the switch from corporate law to start Hugo in San Francisco. It wasn’t trading my suit for a hoodie or my latte for a RedBull.

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      May 7, 2018

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      Why Team Alignment Should Be Your Startup’s Holy Grail

      As a startup guy, my world is full of buzzwords. We’re disrupting a space, have pivoted, got our minimum valuable product (MVP) out to our total addressable market (TAM) and even had a ‘.ai’ domain name. Undoubtedly, one of my ‘favorites’ is ‘team alignment’.

      Management

      May 23, 2018

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