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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How-To Guide: Usability Testing For A 💯 Slack App User Experience (UX)

We do continuous usability testing because we want our app, Cloverpop, to have the best native app user experience in the Slack App Directory.

The Slack API has fantastic developer resources and clear UI guidelines. However, when I went looking...

New Research: How Humble Leaders Unblock Team Decision-Making

Our research shows that humble leaders with the courage to be vulnerable create exceptionally decisive organizations. That is the fundamental insight from my seven years of decision research spanning dozens of experiments, hundreds of companies...

Six UX Challenges 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...

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