February 2014

Enable people’s laziness – and profit!

2:56PM | Friday, 14 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Today, like so many other days, your humble correspondent arrived at Taskmaster Towers. On the desk was a post-it note.

Cheesy popover lightboxes bite into customer experience

2:37PM | Thursday, 13 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Recently, after a long day in Taskmaster Towers, your humble correspondent decided to order a pizza. Unfortunately, the only thing cheesy was the local pizza parlour’s poor web design.

Which team will get to have the final say?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.

Don’t be ripped off by suppliers: Consider the total cost of your purchases

2:00AM | Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Sure, it can often be tempting to look at the up-front costs of products to choose the cheapest. However, as the Taskmaster explains, this can be misleading.

The secret to an organised, productive workspace

2:02PM | Monday, 10 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Do you have trouble seeing the surface of your desk? If so, there's a simple solution.

Want to make a real impact? Keep calm and carry on!

2:01PM | Friday, 7 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Near the dawn of time, many aeons ago, your humble correspondent was a humble school student. Yes, as difficult as it may be to imagine, it once happened.

Don’t create a doberhuahua!

2:39PM | Thursday, 6 February 2014 | By Taskmaster So are you toying with the idea of combining two different products into one? Be careful you don’t create a doberhuahua!

A roaring trade or a dog of an idea?

2:00AM | Wednesday, 5 February 2014 | By Taskmaster A zoo in China was recently busted for short-changing its customers after a “lion” began barking like a dog. It’s time for the Taskmaster to get to the bottom of this hairy business dilemma.

Ask an outsider

2:00AM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | By Taskmaster Most of the rest of the world cares far less about your industry than you do. It’s time to tap into what they really think of your business.

The Super Bowl: Start-ups versus the establishment

2:26PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | By Taskmaster The first Super Bowl was the product of that most American of traditions: A disruptive start-up business taking on the corporate establishment.