Cloverpop Blog

Exploring how the decision-making revolution is changing business leadership.

Erik Larson

Erik Larson
I am the founder of Cloverpop.com, an app for decision-driven work. I’m also an Illinois farm boy turned MIT rocket scientist, Harvard MBA and decorated U.S. Air Force Captain who ended up part of the Silicon Valley tech revolution. After 15 years building businesses for Macromedia and Adobe, I decided to found my own. Cloverpop is a product of my desire for people to be happy at work, passion for building great products and curiosity about how our brains create our minds, our minds perceive our world, and our world becomes what we decide. Building Cloverpop, I’ve been immersed in the science of decision making, performing hundreds of experiments with researchers at Stanford and elsewhere to understand--and fix--decision making at work. Our research has been published in Harvard Business Review, and I’m a frequent speaker and writer on both entrepreneurial leadership and the business impact of behavioral science.
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Recent Posts

Six UX Challenges When Building Slack Apps And How We Fixed Them

 

After several months of intense app development and user testing, we’ve learned a lot about six big user experience (UX) problems that most product teams will run into when building feature-rich apps using the Slack API. We're sharing a quick...

Forbes: Track Your People’s Decisions. It’ll Make Everyone Happier.

At Cloverpop, we share and track every significant business decision we make in Slack. I mean that literally — we write down all our important decisions and track them in Slack using our own Cloverpop app.

At first this way of working felt a bit...

Forbes: Here’s What To Do When DACI Decision-Making Falls Short

 

More and more companies are using frameworks like DACI, RACI and RAPID in an attempt to improve decision-making by assigning clearer decision-making responsibilities. Unfortunately, DACI sounds good in theory but rarely meets expectations in...

New Feature: Build Faster Decision Buy-In With Cloverpop For Slack!

We just released an easy and powerful new Cloverpop for Slack feature -- build buy-in fast by asking people how likely they are to support your decisions. It’s quick, inclusive and guaranteed to improve the quality of your decisions.

To see for...

Want to try Cloverpop but can't add apps to your own Slack workspace? Here's what to do.

Cloverpop is the easiest way to keep track of decisions in Slack, and the easiest way to understand how it works is add Cloverpop to Slack and give it a try!

But what if you can't add apps to Slack to your workspace on your own? Here are the next...

The Surprising True Story Of Better Decisions at Work

We often need the help of an artist to better understand the world. I recently had that experience while working with the amazing illustrator Aaron Fernandez to tell the story of how to make work better through better decision making.

Get Early Access To Cloverpop For Slack Today

Early access to Cloverpop for Slack is here! Give it a try yourself or share this with your friendly neighborhood Slack guru and get three months free when we launch:

Why Slack’s IPO Will Change How You Make Decisions At Work

Slack’s wild ride from startup unicorn to public company is about more than billionaire bingo. It’s about trends that are changing the nature of work, a la “how did we do this before Slack?” Most of all, the rise of work platforms like Slack and...

New Webinar: How To Transform Decision Practices At Your Company

If any of these challenges describe how decisions work at your company, our new webinar is right up your alley:

Forbes: The New Decision-Driven Equation For Successful Innovation Projects

In the past, change was slow. Business leaders believed if they made the right choices from “the list” of well-scoped projects, and the projects ran according to plan, they would usually get the results they expected.

In a slow world, project...