Aaron Zimenoff

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How To Thrive In Your Marriage After Having Kids

My husband and I met when we were 19 years old. We were in college at different schools but connected at a wedding the summer before our junior year. …

Parenting

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Political Science

Customer Service Is The New Marketing

<i>Customer service is the new marketing.</i> This statement may sound suspect coming from me, a customer service consultant; it sounds like an example of “when you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail” thinking on my part, or even the “drunk looking for his keys under the lamppost because …

Customer Experience

Batteries Can Now Compete Against Generators in Power Markets

U.S. regulators have leveled the playing field for batteries and other forms of energy storage, voting to eliminate market barriers for those …

First Solar Inc.

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

Amazon is paying its workers up to $5,000 to quit — and it's a brilliant strategy

Amazon is offering to pay its employees up to $5,000 if they agree to quit their jobs.<p>The e-commerce giant is dangling "The Offer," as it's called internally, in front of workers this week at the company's warehouses and customer-service centers across the US, The Atlantic reports.<p>The strategy of …

Employee Engagement

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Leaving Well: Why The Last 90 Days Matter

Much has been written about the first 90 days at a job. Indeed, the phrase has become a management mantra. The original idea, introduced by Michael Watkins in 2000, caught on because it reminds new leaders not to wait too long before taking decisive action and making noticeable, substantive changes.<p>…

Leadership

Stanford Engineers: Here's How 139 Countries Can Avoid Blackouts With 100% Clean Energy

By Taylor Kubota<p>Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the …

Clean Energy

3 Things You Need to Solve a Really Tough Problem

Innovation is never about individual nodes. It's always about networks.<p>By the early 20th century, the world's great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by …

Alan Turing

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Employment

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- …

Self-help

How to Plan a Winning Marketing Strategy for 2018

With a few days of 2018 gone by, it is time to plan a brand new <b>marketing strategy for your business</b> in 2018. As a new year begins, it’s time to learn …

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

With 1 Sentence, This NBA Champion Coach Teaches Everything You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence

Controlling our emotional responses is hard to do, but when the stakes are high, nothing is more important.<p>Over the summer, San Antonio Spurs five-time all-star basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge asked his coach, Greg Popovich, to be traded. That's basically the worst thing a coach or leader wants …

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

GM just revealed a fully autonomous electric car — and it doesn't have a steering wheel

No driver. No pedals. No steering wheel. Just seats and screens and doors that can close themselves. That's what riders will see when they get into one of General Motors' Cruise self-driving electric vehicles, scheduled to hit the road in 2019.<p>On Thursday, the automaker also stressed that the fully …

Chevrolet Bolt

EV roadmap: How the big brands will deliver electric vehicles in the years ahead

Electric vehicles are coming, and the past year has seen a number of big manufacturers roll out their plans for the electric revolution.<p>Although each …

Your New Year's Resolution: Fix Your China Strategy

Let’s start 2018 with a look at the big picture. I am frequently in discussions with companies regarding their China strategy, usually regarding sales goals for the year or a plan for developing new sales channels. Both sensible questions, but they miss something important.<p>The missing point is …

China
Leadership

Millennials are breaking the one big salary taboo — here are 6 reasons why

A survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal-finance site run by Bankrate, found that people 18 to 36 were far more comfortable than older workers discussing their salaries with coworkers, friends, and family members.<p>Thirty percent of millennials surveyed said they felt comfortable discussing …

Demographics

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Working-class

7 steps toward debt repayment

Carrying debt threatens your ability to spend on what you need now—as well as your capacity to save. Although paying off debt can seem daunting, you …

Sure-Thing Dividends Can Brighten Your Retirement Picture

Some yields, when part of a diversified portfolio, might be thought of as certain cash flows.<p>The more certain your cash flows, the greater …

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions - MIT Technology Review

Several miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, on a cattle ranch east of the Continental Divide, construction crews have begun laying down roads and pads …

Renewable Energy

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

Making A Simple Japanese Pocket Knife

As most knife makers and knife enthusiasts know, a Kiridashi is a small, general-use Japanese jack knife, or utility knife, characterized by a chisel grind (the shape of the blade) and a sharp point. For many knife makers, it’s a great starter project. As a result, there are dozens of Kiridashi …

Vago Portable Baggage Compressor

Save space on your next journey with the Vago Portable Baggage Compressor. This compact device works with the Vago Bags. Simply load in all of your …

Crowd Funding