Catherine Juon
  • How do I find time to read? Find time to read with Audible Special Audible offer for Integrator Haven readers: Get 2 free books and a 30 day free trial! A common lament among entrepreneurs is the lack of reading time. It took me for-ev-er to let go of the hang-up I had about reading on paper to try Audible. Now I’ve […] 1 min read February 11, 2016
  • How do I juggle family calendars? Try Cozi to juggle family calendars – and remember the milk! Cozi is free, with a small annual fee for an upgrade to “Gold” features. I started using Cozi after trying to hack Google Calendar to work for the family – setting up accounts for everyone, etc. If you can get that to work, yeah, you! […] 1 min read February 11, 2016
  • How do I avoid email ping pong? Try Boomerang to avoid email ping pong. Boomerang is free for a handful of sends per month, with a small fee to upgrade. Fun bonus for Integrator Haven members – get a free month with your paid subscription AND a chance to win a Kindle Fire and more! Boomerang is one of the first tools to […] 2 min read February 10, 2016
  • What to do about expense reports? Try Expensify for expense reports. Expensify is free for individuals, with a low cost per person for a team. Tracking expenses is one of those things that starts out as a tedious little pain that morphs into significant issues as the team grows, such as: Real people spending real time on “waste” (in lean-speak) – […] 1 min read February 10, 2016
  • If not features, then what? When I spoke at the Association for Commercial Professionals in the Life Sciences (ACP-LS), it was a great experience to share this video on “Understanding the Job” and see the “aha” moments it created for marketers. Since they found it so helpful, I thought I’d share this “marketing hack” with you as well! Quite often […] 2 min read February 8, 2016
  • Leadership blogs worth subscribing to I’ll bet your inbox is pretty full, and adding more to it might seem absurd. Given that context, this list of leadership blogs is short and only includes what I’ve personally found helpful along the way. Each is practical while providing thoughtful questions that can help provide a reboot–even when (especially when) life is otherwise overwhelming. Prefer random inspiration? Try […] 2 min read February 8, 2016
  • What’s so magic about a one page plan, anyway? After attending a course at the University of Michigan Operations Leadership Factory, I was struck by yet another version of the one page plan. In this lean manufacturing course, we used Toyota’s version of the one page plan or “A3” – literally named for the size of paper the process was standardized on. (For a […] 4 min read February 8, 2016
  • Making customer discovery usable When I get asked to run a Customer Discovery project it’s always with one end in mind – to sell more stuff. As often happens, the drive to sell more stuff tends to get stronger as some sort of deadline looms nearer. Given the typical urgency of these projects, I’ve been experimenting with various lean […] 9 min read February 4, 2016
  • What the heck is customer discovery? Ever pondered the question, “How can I sell more stuff?” If so, customer discovery may hold the answer you seek. Over time, I’ve seen a pattern where companies embark on an online marketing campaign hoping for growth in sales. In cases where sales are already humming along in the real / offline world, adding an […] 4 min read February 4, 2016