5 Principles of Improv Comedy Applied to Project Management and Delivery

  • July 2014
  • Posted By Debra Swersky
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(This post was co-written by Ceceilia Allwein, Project Manager. Learn more about Ceceilia here.) Recently we attended an Intelligent.ly workshop called Sales Training Through Improv with Allan Telio, vice president of the Startup Institute and a longtime improv comedian. Not only was the session fun (how could it not be?), but we realized that the

How to Compete in the Exciting, Challenging World of Business Consulting

  • June 2014
  • Posted By Dylan Nelson
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Part I: Don’t forget the little things! Consulting is an invigorating and challenging business model – one that has many flavors and attracts large numbers of professionals and companies, resulting in strong competition across industries. Companies of all shapes and sizes need to prove their worth and stand out from the crowd in order to

More A+ Talent Joins the High Start Group Team Roster

  • June 2014
  • Posted By HSGNews
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Last week, we mentioned how we’ve been busy expanding the High Start team with top talent to offer our clients best-in-industry guidance and support in product innovation. But wait! There’s more! As we said, we are extremely proud of our new team members, and so we’d like to introduce them to you. Shobhit Chugh, Vice

High Start Group Expands our Team with New Talent

  • June 2014
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This year, we’ve added a number of extremely talented individuals to the High Start Group team who offer a wide range of strengths and specialties. We always emphasize a collaborative approach to what we do, and our team’s depth of experience and knowledge benefits all of us on a daily basis. We’re proud of our

The High Start Group Methodology in Creating Inspirational User Personas

  • June 2014
  • Posted By YeSeul Kim
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In my last blog post, I wrote about the power of the Inspirational User Persona (IUP), a composite of the consumers who benefit from the product’s core value proposition and its key features. Put more simply, the Inspirational User Persona is a representation of an individual that would love the product you are developing. He

3 Tips for Designing an Office that Inspires Innovation

  • May 2014
  • Posted By Laura Kopp
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You may have read that High Start Group has grown the team considerably over the past few months. Over that same time, we quickly realized that our current office space no longer accommodates our team’s needs (which means we’ve been really creative with where we take our conference calls). Selecting paint and fabrics for the

Reflecting on Business Apps that People Love

  • May 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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I recently read and loved a blog post by Todd McKinnon’s for TechCrunch, “Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be.” While most business apps don’t win popularity contests, I was lucky to be a part of the beginning of one of the few business apps that was (and I’m sure still

High Start Group Client Santander Featured in Forbes on Banking and Innovation

  • May 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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When I read Forbes.com contributor Ty Kiisel’s blog post, Did You Just Say ‘Banking’ And ‘Innovation’ In the Same Sentence?, I couldn’t help but think of our client Santander Bank, who clearly put innovation and banking in the same sentence last October when they launched their extra20 checking account, the first checking account to PAY

Using Research to Maximize Success in New Product Development

  • May 2014
  • Posted By Dylan Nelson
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Risk and the potential for failure are hurdles that plague every industry. These hurdles can be positive or negative – negative for obvious reasons, but positive because they can weed out the weak and leave only the strongest brands and businesses – survival of the fittest. The key to product development success in any industry