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What a Poopy Weekend

All of us have tasks or activities we don’t love. But that’s not the same. Poo shoveling - when you’re doing it - feels like it has no redeeming values. While there’s a lot of good that comes from it (hygiene for the animals, fertile soil, developing humility in the shoveler, etc), when you’re doing it you aren’t thinking of any of that.

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6 Tips on How to Hire and Retain the Best Developers

Are you in need of cutting edge tech talent but just thinking of seeking out, training, and retaining the best people makes you exhausted? What if you could find the perfect person with very little effort?

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Real Time Feedback

How often are you providing real time feedback to the people on your team? Feedback is leadership. We can all give feedback: positive and negative. Each time you give that feedback - you are leading.

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4 Ways To Use Marketing To Improve Your Application

Before pivoting or making major changes to your application, explore marketing channels to research your customer’s journey, discover application friction points, validate your idea, improve your application, or increase conversions.

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Brains vs. Brawn: Who Always Wins, and Why

You may not be the strongest, fastest, or most flexible, but you can be smart about finding ways to leverage your skills and guard against your weaknesses. Focus on being smarter at the start to give yourself an early advantage over the competition.

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Feedback Loops

Successful organizations create a culture that values feedback. An effective feedback seeking strategy is one of the most powerful learning tools a professional can keep in their toolbox. Being willing to provide others timely, meaningful feedback is another.

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The Struggles and Wins of an Agile Framework

We’ve all heard the word “Agile” before, but what does it really mean? How is a person Agile? How is an organization Agile? Agile is not a tool, it is made up of tools. Agile is not a framework, it is made up of frameworks. Agile is a mindset.

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Design Thinking Lessons Straight from Conversations with 93 Rock Bands

If you’re stuck, walk away. You’re out of ideas, it feels like you’re wearing blinders. Force yourself to take in some new experiences. Whether it’s looking at competitors, unrelated apps, reading articles, or something else. Get out and explore.

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Indy Design Disruptors

Indianapolis has it's own community of design disruptors. From established companies, to startups and everything in-between. It's time we take a moment to share our stories and celebrate how our community is changing the world through the power of design.

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UX Moments

Identify, understand, and leverage moments to influence behavior. If you can find your users’ I want to know, go, do, or buy moments you can create the means to influence their behavior in those moments.

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