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Four Insights From Leading Thinkers That Will Transform Your Employee Engagement And Performance

Despite heavy investment by organizations to improve their customer experience, customers still complain about inconsistent and unsatisfactory experiences. Moreover, when put to leaders and managers of many organizations they often cite lack of collaboration and communication, silo-ed thinking and …

Employee Engagement

Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

Peter Thiel

Amazon's Secret Logistics Startups | Inc.com

For the past couple of years, Amazon has trialed last-mile delivery with individuals, in a program called Amazon Flex, and with small-courier companies using "white vans." Both of these initiatives are designed to rival UPS and FedEx.<p>As Amazon prepares for the holiday season, these programs are …

eCommerce
Oil

IMPACT INVESTING: PEOPLE, THE PLANET AND PROFIT

<b>As Impact Investing Comes Of Age, Investors Can Finally Seek a Better World and Return on Investment.</b><p>Impact investing is a way to invest for positive social and environmental change and for profit – in short, "doing good and doing well." The strategy has not always been associated with profit. …

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from …

Social Media

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Startups

Are Top US ‘Startups’ Really Startups?

Om Malik, on a list of top U.S. “startups” that includes Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Palantir:<p>So can we stop calling them startups — and instead …

Trump expected to announce Powell as next Fed chair on Thursday

He is widely viewed as a safe pick, though he was not the first choice of conservatives on Capitol Hill and inside the administration.<p>President Donald Trump will announce his intention to nominate Jerome “Jay” Powell as the next chair of the Federal Reserve at 3 p.m. on Thursday, two administration …

Donald Trump

The Square Register is the iMac of credit card machines

Point-of-sale machines: you don’t really think about them, do you? They’re just the little computers you use to key in your credit card PIN when you buy some fast food, or load up on groceries. For the most part, they’re drab, unremarkable pieces of technology.<p>Square’s new point-of-sale machine, …

A First-Time Baseball Fan’s Guide to the Craziest World Series Ever

There is a minor league baseball team in San Antonio called the San Antonio Missions. They were there when I was kid (their Wikipedia page says …

Baseball

The company that owns Corona is getting into the pot business

The company that owns Corona is getting into Canadian pot.<p>Constellation Brands (STZ) has agreed to pay $190 million for a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, which sells medical marijuana in Canada and plans to sell recreational pot there when it becomes legal, as soon as next July.<p>Canopy CEO …

Cannabis
Startups

No startup is an island: entrepreneurship relies on collaboration

The days of the lone wolf company founder are over. Building a successful business can be a lot easier when you work with other entrepreneurs<p>There was a time when the lone-genius business founder was revered – the Howard Hughes type who operated in secret, acting only on intuition. That time has …

Startups

Airbnb to launch purpose-built apartment complex

Airbnb is stepping up its challenge to traditional hotel operators, launching branded, purpose-built apartments in Florida in a tie-up with a US real …

Hospitality

Bank of America, JPMorgan CEOs upbeat on the U.S. economy

Bank of America (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan and JPMorgan (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon may be banking rivals, but they’re on the same page when it comes to the U.S. economy these days.<p>During Friday’s earnings conference call, Moynihan noted that the U.S. economy has shown strength which is helping drive his …

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September.<p>Printer and PC maker HP sent technology companies higher after releasing a …

Stock Markets

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people ready for “high-paying technology” jobs.<p>The Woz U digital institute is initially launching as an online-only affair and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech …