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Why You Need A Mentor And How To Get One

The importance of mentors cannot be overstated. A good mentor inspires you, stretches you, connects you, develops your EQ, opens your mind and most importantly, doesn’t judge. They provide a safe space to learn, experiment and ask questions, no matter how seemingly stupid. In the corporate world, …


Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know

Essential lessons from the founders of WeWork, ClassPass, Hint and Quest<p>There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt …

San Francisco

Raising Capital Isn't The Holy Grail. Here's How To Go Without It

Raising venture capital isn't the only way to build a million dollar business. Keep control, and your sanity, by building on your terms.<p>There's a myth going around the startup world that raising capital is everything. If you don't raise, you can't be taken seriously; and once you have raised, …

Silicon Valley

What You Need To Know About The Future Of Healthcare

Consumers today are more demanding than ever before. Not only do they want to be in control, they want options tailored specifically to their needs. And in most arenas they get what they want: their shoes, fitness regimes, banking solutions and even their burgers are made just for them. But the …

Digital Health

How are Inc. Verified Profiles verified?

Upon receiving submission for Inc. Verified Profiles, we independently confirm that businesses are operational, websites are functional, social media links and phone lines work, content is appropriate and no obvious red flags exist. Inc. Verified Profiles are meant to save purchasers a little time …


Retailers Beware! Instagram Is The Next QVC And Future Of Commerce

We all know that shopping is hitting our social media platforms, but it’s easy to underestimate both its ferocity and effectiveness. Social shopping is not a trend; it’s a force redefining the very essence of commerce, and Instagram Stories leads the charge. Simon Moss, CEO of BrandBrief, a …

Public Relations

5 Ways to Instantly Get Your Creativity Back on Days When You're Burnt Out

These essential tools will help you see problems in a new light and get to creative breakthroughs faster<p>Complex problems require creative thinking. But creativity is a tricky beast; the harder you look for it, the more elusive it becomes. As Edward de Bono says, "Creativity involves breaking out of …


Innovator's Challenge: Punch Up Your Presentations And Get Off PowerPoint

The key is to make sure your content is immersive and interactive. This style of presenting is often called ‘Active Learning’ and its effectiveness is proven. In the world of academia, student failure rates plummeted by 35 % compared to traditional lectures. when lectures were delivered in ways …

Public Speaking
Whole Foods

Innovator's Challenge: Stop Meeting Madness

Meetings. We’ve all sat through more than we’d care to admit. In fact, 35% of employee time is spent in meetings, and this number skyrockets to 50% the more senior you become. Worse still, is how ineffective so many of these meetings are. And the numbers are staggering; it is estimated that at …

Kendall Jenner
Public Relations

Retail is Dead. Here's What To Do Now.

The glory days of retails are over. Just type in the phrase ‘sad mall’ or ‘dead mall’ to see a litany of the bittersweet hallmarks of yesteryear. The numbers don’t lie: Macy’s is in the midst of closing 15% of its stores, 30 Sears and K-marts are closing and even CVS is shutting down 70 locations …

Warby Parker
World Health Organization
Vincent Van Gogh
Employee Engagement
Kendrick Lamar

4 Incredibly Simple Ways to Become More Innovative

Here's how you can make your quest for innovation a daily habit.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Innovation. It's easy to talk about it--it's probably one of your department's key goals or built into your company's …

Media Industry
The Workplace

Steal These 5 Exercises From Innovation Consultants to Come up With More Creative Ideas

Think like an innovation consultant to come up with your best new product, service and marketing ideas.<p>Getting a job as an innovation consultant requires equal measures of creative thinking and strategic rigor. And while the scope of the role encompasses everything from redesigning a stage gate …

Warby Parker
Public Relations

Run a Company of 1? Here's How to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Productive

Tackle the pitfalls of solopreneurship like a pro with these tips, tricks and resources.<p>Solopreneuers are on the rise. With 20 percent of the workforce predicted to be freelance by 2020, and more people opening their own business than ever before, it's safe to say this trend isn't going away any …