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Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Fast Food

How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Working as a senior executive can be a lonely job. You have to deliver tough messages. You can’t always be transparent about your own challenges. And you must keep key decisions confidential until the timing is right.<p>There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to …

Self-esteem

Digitizing Finance And Risk Operations -- Three Key Areas For Financial Services Firms

Banks and other financial services firms have come a long way from the depths of the 2009 financial downturn. Earnings reports have been strong and many of the U.S. banks passed their most recent stress tests with relative ease.<p>But there are new challenges and opportunities on the immediate …

This CEO Wants Employees to Leave Work Early (and Loudly Let Everyone Else Know That They're Going) | Inc.com

The most-respected bosses do a lot of things right. Among them, they respect their employees' time, trust them to do their work (otherwise they shouldn't be their employees), and recognize that they have lives outside the office.<p>Now, meet a CEO who takes some of that to an extreme.<p>Robbert …

New Zealand

Core Values: The Best Kept Secret of True High Performance | Inc.com

High performers draw on more than savvy and skills. They draw on their core values to make the right decisions. Along with all the meteoric rises in success we hear about in the news, there are other leaders falling fast. A key reason is the missing ingredient in truly effective leadership: soul. …

Leadership

7 Effective Ways to Destroy Your Company Culture Without Even Realizing It | Inc.com

An organizational culture comes about in one of two ways: (1) by careful design, or (2) haphazardly over time. Simply put, the culture is the result of rituals, behaviors and experiences that leadership allows to exist.<p>There are plenty of effective ways to build a great culture, align it with the …

Leadership

Pragmatic Leaders Avoid the Five Ego Traps | Inc.com

All leaders need to have healthy egos. They need to have a modicum of pride, a helping of confidence, and a degree of self-assurance. That said, pragmatic leaders are careful not to let their egos get in the way of achieving their goals and executing their agendas. When leaders are more concerned …

11 Most Valuable Fintech Startups Worth Over $1 Billion | Inc.com

Everyone likes money.<p>But technology that handles money is what's really popular these days.<p>The rise of "fintech," or, financial technology, has unleashed a new breed of apps, sites and services designed to help consumers pay for goods, get loans and manage their retirement accounts.<p>Fintech is a …

Venture Capital

Fintech Innovation Is Driving Increased Customer Engagement, Knowledge and Loyalty

As smartphone’s like Apples new iPhone X and Samsumg’s Note 8 have become ubiquitous, seismic shifts are taking place in the way people bank and make payments.<p>Citi surveyed more than 2,000 Americans in its inaugural mobile banking study to discover how mobile technologies are shaping consumer …

Banking

Artificial Intelligence Has Officially Infiltrated the Fintech Industry | Inc.com

When artificial intelligence in business became public knowledge, there was a general freak out about all of the jobs that would be lost to the robot overlords. If AI assistants wormed their way into marketing and sales departments and could more effectively perform the work of human employees, how …

Artificial Intelligence

Wall Street could be next to get Amazon'd

Wall Street could be next to get Amazon'd.<p>That's the takeaway from a big report from McKinsey, which just published its annual global banking review, a 52-page tome on the future of the industry. It includes a stark warning: The threat from digital players is accelerating, and banks could be left …

Wall Street

15 Ways to Lead With Effective Communication

Don't let communication be the handicap in your life and in your business. Good communication is a lifetime pursuit.<p>Too many entrepreneurs become estranged from their teams, turn off partners, and lose deals, all because they lack basic communication skills. Often this lack of skill gets passed …

Leadership

3 Things You Should Regularly Tell Your Employees (But Probably Aren't)

Helpful conversations will increase employee engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you went to business management school or learned how to manage employees in a non-traditional way, you know this -- positive reinforcement works. Offering such support will, …

You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why

Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.<p>Businesses across industries want to compete on insights, …

Big Data

How to use 'purposeful venting' to get what you want at work

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was forced out, it was, in part, because he vented at employees, customers and drivers. We understood his behavior to be an indicator of something much worse.<p>Wouldn't you prefer a well-mannered boss, someone who takes time to understand, sympathize, perhaps …

9 plants that are perfect for the bedroom

Plants provide freshness in every room of the house but they are particularly effective and refreshing, when placed in the bedroom. They bring a …

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

Great Leaders Do This One Thing Exceptionally Well | Inc.com

Of all the communication skills, listening is by far the most underrated. There are countless books and courses on how to be a better public speaker, much less on being a better listener. If you want to be a top-notch leader, you have to be an effective communicator and that includes being a good …

Mindfulness

Digital peer-to-peer payments are the new norm

Digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payments are becoming a new "social norm," according to data from a recent Bank of America study, "Trends in Consumer Mobility."<p>Across generations, consumers are using their mobile devices as a platform to pay back and split bills with friends and family members. This is …

FinTech

'Big Tech', not fintech, causing greatest disruption to traditional finance

The competitive landscape in banking and insurance is being shaped increasingly by large technology firms.<p>Financial institutions' drive to become …

A $3.4 billion hedge fund's letter raises a fundamental question about the future of the industry

Tourbillon Capital, which manages $3.4 billion, has been losing money in its flagship fund as the bull market rages on.<p>The New York firm, which focuses on stocks and is run by Jason Karp, has written in quarters past about why the firm is struggling. The firm's most recent client letter, for the …

Investing

IBM wants to use the technology that underlies bitcoin to help prevent major foodborne outbreaks like salmonella

Some of the world's largest food companies are making a bet that blockchain technology, the digital ledger system that underlies bitcoin, can help improve food safety.<p>Dole, Driscoll's, Tyson, and Nestlé are collaborating with IBM to develop a blockchain for the food supply system. The companies …

Blockchain

Why Mark Cuban Is Bullish on Blockchain

Mark Cuban wants in on the cryptocurrency boom even if it turns out he’s right that bitcoin is in a bubble. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde has more on …

Investors Beware: Used Car Values Are Plunging

Used car values are not declining; they are plunging.<p>This accelerating trend has severe implications on auto manufacturers, dealerships, and …

Used Cars

How a Quant Fund Crisis Might Impact Markets

Aaron Brown, former AQR Capital head of financial markets research, discusses how a quant fund crisis might impact financial markets with Bloomberg's …

Vanguard Reveals Plans for New, Low-Cost Bond ETF

Total market corporate bond ETF to be structured as a fund of funds<p>Vanguard Group unveiled plans Tuesday for a total-market corporate bond ETF that would offer the lowest expense ratio on the market. The planned launch is the latest effort by Vanguard to pressure fund company rivals on fees. The …

Investing

The Four Pillars of Customer Centric Marketing

The life sciences industry is experiencing a digital transformation. Patients’ expectations have grown with the amount of health-related information …

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Data Jungle | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Business Intelligence is Failing; Here is what is coming next

<b>According to Gartner, the chance of a BI initiative not meeting enterprise objectives is a staggering 70 percent.</b> That is because the answers to current business needs can not be answered by BI alone.<p>Even if you didn’t like calculus in High School, Maya Gal, founder of Okapi has a powerful equation …

We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics

The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.<p>The next fundamental …

Big Data