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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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Product Managers: Countdown to Transparent Decision Making

Product managers are on the hook to make decisions and build consensus. Nothing is harder. In most organizations, no one reports to product management. The job requires execution..

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Since You’re No Steve Jobs: 7 Decision-Making Hacks For Product Managers

Steve Jobs was an iconic product genius. Many product managers want to be like Steve, but they’re not. And that’s not all bad. Aspiring to Steve's amazing product vision is..

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Build Decisive Work Habits, Start A Decision Log - Free Template!

Do you see any of these decision-making problems at your work? - Decisions take too long. - Decisions don't involve the right people. - Decisions are not data-driven. - Decisions..

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Stop Sleeping On It And Don’t Go With Your Gut

Some decision-making advice works, and some is just happy talk. Decisive business people should know when it's bad, and good, to sleep on it and go with your gut.

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HBR: 7-Step Checklist for Faster, Better Business Decision Making

Decision making. It’s the bread and butter of managers and executives, who make about three billion decisions each year. Indeed, Bain & Company research found that decision..

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What's Your Decision Execution Management Strategy?

For far too long, business leaders have treated decision making like a mystical art, an arcane instinct hidden in our guts. Yet decision making drives business performance and..

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Three Lessons The Military Taught Me About Being Decisive in Business

Decision making is at the heart of business leadership. Yet decision making problems are universal. Businesses often suffer from indecision, tunnel vision and lack of creativity...

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Decision Guru And Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio Is Crazy Like A Buddha

Ray Dalio runs the largest hedge fund in the world. His personal net worth is $17 billion. Along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, he pledged to give half of his money to..

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We're a JMP Securities “Hot 100” Company!

We are excited to announce that Cloverpop has been named a 2017 "Hot 100" privately held software company by JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank. The prestigious "Hot..

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How The Most Common Emotions Affect Business Decision Making And What To Do About It

We all know that our emotions affect our decisions. In fact, scientists have found that without emotions we become completely ineffective at making decisions.

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Here's What 9 Personality Types Say About Your Decision Making At Work

“By the time you’re 30 years old, you’ve probably noticed there is a relationship between your strengths and weaknesses at work,” said executive coach Delynn Copley of the Copley..

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3 Decision-Making Strategies To Scale Agile At Your Company

These days everyone is agile, or lean, or both. According to VersionOne's 2016 State of Agile Report, 95% of all companies now practice agile innovation methods. Agile teams just..

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