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Category: Culture

How to Ensure Your Next Project Will Be a Resounding Success: the Career of SBR’s Principal and What She Learned Along the Way

In conversation with Sharon Roberts, it is easy to be captivated by her story. The trajectory of her professional life and the impact made by each stop on her journey […] Continue Reading

Thanksgiving is Long Over, But the Need for Gratitude in the Workplace Continues.

Thanksgiving is the only official day of the year when friends and family gather to share their thanks and appreciation for one another. Why is it that we assign this [...] Continue Reading

HBO’s Silicon Valley Gives an Invaluable Reminder: Get Outside the Company Bubble and Talk to Real People.

All summer we’ve been geeking out on the latest season of HBO’s Silicon Valley. This week’s episode highlights a challenge companies face when looking to simplify their products, sales, and […] Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Honoring Valentine’s Day is our chance to say how much we ❤ and appreciate our clients, colleagues and friends. We are not alone. With people in the U.S. spending some […] Continue Reading

Are We Still ‘Mad Men’ at Work? Skill, Stress & The Modern Office

“Mad Men” came to a close last May but we still find ourselves referencing the series whenever we think about business life in the days of yore. The show had a […] Continue Reading

What Tetris Teaches About Breaking Through Procrastination

There are a number of creations from the 1980s that we would prefer to keep locked in the antiquity closet (shoulder pads and side ponytails come to mind). But our […] Continue Reading

51,150,000 Turkeys

The great philosopher Cicero reminds us that, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” On November 26th, nationwide we will gobble 51,150,000 turkeys […] Continue Reading

Brainiest Innovations Come From Playtime @ Work

As Thoreau tells us, “It is not enough to be busy…the question is: What are we busy about?” Lately we have been busy on our clients’ most active season leading […] Continue Reading

How Our Judgments (Not Just Personality) Shape Behavior at Work & Home

Companies frequently use new hire assessments as a way to predict a candidate’s potential performance. Over the years we have come across many assessments, from behavioral to personality and IQ […] Continue Reading

14 Year Flashback + 14 Lessons Learned

Today, 14 years ago, SBR opened our doors seeking to optimize performance and revenue for our clients in the complex product arena. Last week we celebrated with Team SBR. This [...] Continue Reading

Grapes Are Smarter Than You Think

As a company constantly on the move, SBR relishes every opportunity to visit San Francisco – and what trip to the Bay Area would be complete without wine tasting in […] Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July

Stars + stripes + fireworks! All of us at SBR wish our colleagues, communities and friends a happy Independence Day.