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Angela Ognev

Angela Ognev

Singapore

I do things that fascinate and challenge me. I listen to "it'll be great if..." moments and aim to make those happen. I'm happiest when I lead interactive workshops and bring clarity to insights. Perhaps, I'll see you soon at an Orange Hive design workshop, or a Cut The Small Talk conversation on any important but taboo subject?

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0 readers

This is a quick run-through of the rewards!
The book book and a launch party are there, of course, but perhaps beautiful candids/headshots (3 package sizes), an audio crashcourse, a team package, or a "commitment device" are more to your taste? Scroll down and see!
(Ceci n'est pas une "reward.")

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$16 E-Book

39 readers

+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Heads up, it's about 21 sgd.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$25 Book Book (Hard copy)

43 readers

+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included! Heads up, it's about 32 sgd.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$34 Audio Crashcourse

3 readers

Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
Heads up, this reward is about 44 sgd.

+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$43 "Focus Your Energy" Video

0 readers

Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
Heads up, this reward is about 55 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$50 "Thank You" Mention

11 readers

Your name, company, and fun/useful sentence at end of book. I could write you a handwriting note, but printing your "thank you" lasts longer!
Heads up, this reward is about 65 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$77 Headshots!

14 readers

(Want more? See "Beautiful Candids" below!)
Need just a couple photos you love? Headshots/candids for you, at a weekday time I suggest, at Somerset or location I suggest (Blk 71 is possible). We'll do all we can in 10 comfortable minutes, you pick your top 8 to edit, and you get to keep all photos we took (about 30 ready-to-use photos)!
I photograph when you're relaxed: http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com
Heads up, this reward is about 100 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

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$94 Commitment Device

1 reader

Need a commitment device to read and apply your learnings? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll check in with you for Q&A for a month. I'll pace out the readings for you but feel free to jump ahead.
Heads up, this reward is about 122 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$138 (Hubber's Candids!)

4 readers

(ONLY FOR HUB MEMBERS)
A great package for a mix of professional, casual, candid, and fun photos. Meet near 113 Somerset (or a location I suggest), during work hours, I'll suggest the time! We'll do all can for 30 minutes, and you pick top 20 for final tweaks. You keep everything (about 60 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 179 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$188 Beautiful Candids

5 readers

(Want more? See Beautiful Candids^2)
A great package for a mix of professional, casual, candid, and fun photos. Meet at your choice of CBD area, during work hours, you suggest the time! We'll do all can for 30 minutes, and you pick top 25-30 for final tweaks. You keep everything (about 80 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 245 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$270 "Prioritise Your Insights!" Session

2 readers

We'll get together, put all your customer information and insights on paper, prioritise, and make them actionable. (50 min in-person, 75 Skype screen share)
Heads up, this reward is about 350 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$360 Beautiful Candids^2

0 readers

A great package for creative concepts, a website photo series, or headshots for the team. You suggest the time and place! We'll do all can for 60 minutes, and you/I pick top 30-50 for final tweaks.You keep everything (about 160 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 468 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$390 A Deal for the Whole Team

0 readers

Get this package for up to 12 people, at once! (Value of $600)
Heads up, this reward is about 507 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$780 Hands-on with the Team!

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
We'll start and wrap up with a session -- ideate, ask questions, design experiments, organise insights, up to you! (Each 50m in-person, 75 Skype.)
I write you a "thank you" note at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 1065 sgd.

Plus, up to 12 of these... (These alone would be $1.1k)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personal video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$780 Team Portraits/Candids!

1 reader

Beautiful headshots/candids for everyone in the team, separately or together. We'll spend about 2 hours together -- this could be 8-12 individuals or pairs of co-founders; it can include a combination of creative concepts, photo series, or focus on authentic headshots. You suggest the time and place! Every person/team will walk away with about 20 options. You keep everything (about 450 photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 1065 sgd.

Plus, the set of digital Customerology products.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$2900 Half-Day Retreat

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
Exercise your brain in a completely new way with a hands-on customised workshop, involving the toolbook topics plus team bonding and creative confidence. I'll include your team in the "thank you"s at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 3770 sgd.

Plus, up to 25 of these: (These alone would be $2.3k)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

25 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$5300 All-Day Retreat

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
Exercise your brain in a completely new way with a hands-on customised full-day workshop, involving the toolbook topics plus team bonding and creative confidence. I'll include your team in the "thank you"s at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 6890 sgd.

Plus, up to 25 of these: (These alone would be $2.8k)
+We'll start and wrap up with a group session -- ideate, ask questions, design experiments, organise insights, up to you! (Each 50m in-person, 75 Skype.)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

25 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

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Update #18 - Why don't habits stick? Design Thinking in my own life... Feb. 24, 2016

"Your life has no meaning."

Surprise -- that is how Prof. Bernard Roth of the Stanford d.school starts his apply-design-thinking-in-your-own-life class.

It's not meant to be depressive. Rather, it is empowering.

For me, and for most of his students, realising that nothing has meaning until I assign it meaning implies that...

  • I choose what I cherish or get frustrated over
  • I can change meanings that aren't working for me, thus changing how I feel & behave

Actions, too, have no meaning.

But, actions are meaningful to us because we attach beliefs to them. We react to others based on what we believe about their actions, and we behave based on what we believe to be true.

That is why new habits often don't stick -- they are just new actions, without new beliefs.

Once the assumptions behind old actions are recognised, they can be tested and changed. A revised belief means change that lasts.

This framework comes from Immunity To Change by Robert Kegan, and Lisa Laskow Lahey.

You'll recognise elements of the Lean startup process or the scientific process in their strategy for change:

  1. What is your desired approach? Why? Example: to be joyful, present, and attentive, because I enjoy feeling that way
  2. What is your current approach? Example: to be competent and useful
  3. What is your big assumption (about how you will feel, how others will react, what will happen, etc)? Example: My value to others, and perhaps myself, comes from solving problems, getting things done, connecting people and resources
  4. How will you test that assumption? By collecting what data? Example: Ask questions rather than offer advice or resources and watch for verbal/visual cues
  5. What did you learn? What are you curious to learn more about? Example: When I ask more questions, people frequently express enjoying our time together

Go out and test it! For me, it's fun to imagine a social interaction or a work session is really an experiment on myself.

Another key part of creating habits/solutions that stick is  solving the right (and often surprising) problem!

Bernard Roth posits that often, when we are trying to solve a problem, we are really trying to finalise a specific solution. 

We end up focusing on building a better mousetrap when really, we are trying to solve the mouse problem. The true problem, need, or desire is still unaddressed!

One way to get around this is to pretend our "problem" is actually a solution -- this works for personal problems or business ones!

Here's a fun example from Roth's The Achievement Habit book:
What question is “Find a spouse” the answer to? There could be many. 
Some possibilities are: 
How might I get companionship? 
How might I get taken care of? 
How might I stop working? 
How might I have (more) sex? 
How might I get my parents to stop nagging me? 
How might I move to a better economic situation? 
How might I improve my social life? 
How might I keep up with my friends?

Here's another way to get unstuck from thinking about a specific solution -- one that I find quicker, particularly during conversations: "what would solving this problem DO for me? What impact do I expect it to have?"

For example, I might say I want to...

  • wake up earlier
  • get more sales
  • finish this project ASAP
  • wake up earlier -- feel energised, work on a side project, exercise daily
  • get more sales -- feel confident when pitching, get feedback to improve the product, sense that people are getting value from my work 
  • finish this project ASAP -- feel mentally clear and ready to tackle something else, have only positive interactions in my work, get rid of guilt

Then I ask: how might I get those desired "impact"s another way? 
I realise there are many other ways to feel how I want to feel, focus on what I want to do, or untangle my thoughts.

Whether for business or personal problems, this kind of (design) thinking creates seemingly out-of-the-box solutions and sustainable changes/products.

When I began to apply these "business innovation" concepts to my day-to-day life,  I  noticed more spaces for growth and enjoyment opening up! 

Angela O
angelaognev@gmail.com