Why trust is the ultimate tool for top growth managers

By Mary Nielsen on Feb 21, 2017 in Stories

Trust has always been paramount to success. Take the Greeks. They won the Trojan War by leveraging the Trojans’ firm belief in the gods. They trusted the Trojans would accept the gift, and in doing so, infiltrated the impenetrable walled-city. Had the Trojans lacked faith in the gods, had the Greeks lacked trust in clever…

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A Diagram’s worth a thousand Words

By Mary Nielsen on Dec 13, 2016 in Stories
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This post is brought to you by our friend Brad Hanks. Brad is a veteran marketing consultant. He currently works at ZipBooks, bookkeeping services for small businesses.  At Zipbooks, we’ve found a diagram is the perfect way to convey information quickly and succinctly. If you’ve ever had to navigate a user manual without a single image, then you…

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Introducing Gliffy Embed

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A quick outline of what you can expect using Gliffy’s latest product feature: embedding diagrams.  In October we released some pretty groovy team features including private sharing and commenting. Our efforts were focused on helping teams work better together. But instead of that nose-to-the-grindstone get-work-done-faster attitude, we wanted to support teams when it came to really…

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Here’s How We Innovate From the Inside-Out

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Key findings on what’s at the heart of creating, understanding and improving your product.  — It’s a Friday afternoon, mid June. We’re sprawled out in our office. Cross-legged, lounging in beanbags, leaning off desks. Still sleepy from our insanely delicious taco lunch. We’re all waiting to share our ideas on how we can make Gliffy better—from…

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User Story: Mapping it out with Gliffy

By Mary Nielsen on Oct 26, 2016 in Stories
Choose your own misery

Writers map out complex story arcs with Gliffy to stay on the same page. Last year, we featured an awesome user story highlighting talented (and pretty hilarious) writers Jilly Gagnon and Mike MacDonald. Here’s the skinny: Jilly and Mike collaborated across thousands of miles using Gliffy to create their book Choose Your Own Misery. In…

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Why Visual Communication is Taking Over the World

By Mary Nielsen on Jul 27, 2016 in Latest & Greatest
Why Visual Communication is taking over the World

Connecting with people has never been easier. Or more constant. From FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp to emails, texting emojis and Snapchat, we are in the middle of a communication gold rush. But this time we’re panning for something a little less shiny. In this article we explore why visual communication is becoming the dominant way…

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Hidden Meanings in GOT

By Mary Nielsen on Jun 22, 2016 in Latest & Greatest
Hidden Meanings GOT

Ever tried figuring out how the heck people and houses are connected in Game of Thrones? There are ways, sure. Reddit. Wiki of Ice and Fire. Family tree jpegs. The list goes on. But nothing’s really mapped out in a way that makes sense. At Gliffy we believe that laying something out visually (no matter…

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Choose Your Own Misery Holidays

By Mary Nielsen on Dec 24, 2014 in Stories

May as well get this over with as quickly as possible. As soon as you hear a knock, you open the door. The man in front of you is smiling in a way that seems about to reveal the insides of his cheeks. He looks like the kindergarten teacher no one wants their kid to…

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