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7 Reasons to Bring a Tarp — DD Hammocks

My girlfriend and I balance each other out perfectly in the outdoors. She’s a climber and I’m a waterman. She knows how much food to pack, down to the calorie, and I (almost) never get us lost. She has all this camera gear, and I never get cold so there’s always room in my pack… Read more »

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eLearning Dropout Rates and what to do About Them

It seems like everyone’s taking an e-course these days. But according to recent studies, only a tiny fraction of them are actually finishing their courses. These eLearning dropout rates illustrate some hard truths about training. eLearning Dropout Rates The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. A study by… Read more »

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Sales Tips Anyone Can Learn from Watching Commercials–Salesforce

“Don’t touch that dial!” “Don’t go anywhere, we’ll be right back!” Television programming used to convincingly guide viewers through a show, and viewers would watch the commercials. But there’s no dial anymore, and when a commercial comes on, you’re already in 15 other places in your browser or on your phone. Because of that, commercials… Read more »

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10 Scientifically Proven Tactics to Stay Productive–Salesforce

There are many factors you and your team are unable to control when it comes to performance. You have economic constraints, each individual has limitations on their skills and brainpower, and there’s no way to guarantee that people in your workplace will always get along. Productivity, on the other hand, is uniquely hackable. Since there’s… Read more »

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8 Small Business Tips to Save Time and Money–Salesforce

There has never been an easier time to start and run a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME). You now have access to services that were once unavailable to even the behemoths: Sophisticated management and collaboration tools are just a click away. In a business ecosystem that increasingly favours small and agile over big and lumbering,… Read more »

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How Training is Like Boot Camp (and How it Isn’t)

When it comes to training, there’s nothing more intense than boot camp. Since the days of ancient Sparta, almost every society on earth has used brutal initiation to turn average citizens into warriors.One look at history, and it’s pretty hard to ignore the results. The civilian world has used military training as a model for… Read more »

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Training Lessons from the Developing World

What can we learn from schools in the developing world? You’re probably used to seeing this question the other way around. That’s because we rarely look at people we perceive as less fortunate and ask, what are they doing right? But a closer look at a classroom without technology, or even furniture, demonstrates the essence… Read more »