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Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer, or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. …

Washington State

How to Measure Customer Experience Beyond Net Promoter Score

According to a study by consultancy Walker Information, customer experience (CX) will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by …

Customer Experience

Say Hello to Your Brand's Net Decliner Score

May 25 represents a sort of D-Day for global brands. That’s the day the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. …

Marketing

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Artificial Intelligence

Performance Reviews Are Dead: Here's What You Should Do Instead

The dreaded annual performance review is a relic of the industrial age. To manage people in times of fast change you need to do this.<p>Anyone who has had the privilege to lead has also had the responsibility of the dreaded annual performance review.<p>We've all been through them, but I've yet to meet …

Finding Your Preferred Leadership Style Will Make You a Better Leader. Here's How | Inc.com

We all have things we do well. We all have things we prefer. In fact, every so often someone writes a book about finding your inner strength and exploiting it. This might help some folks, but it's just about the worst advice you can give anyone leading a company.<p>See, peak performance leaders give …

Leadership

Trump's 'largest tax cut ever' could fall apart over who foots the bill

“We are going to have the largest tax cut ever,” Donald Trump claimed earlier this month – the latest in a series of promises of tax reform from the US president. But as the plan finally emerged on Thursday it may be the president himself who is the biggest threat to the bill getting passed.<p>The …

Middle-class

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

10 Dangerous Data Breaches That Should Freak You Out

In recent decades, we've seen some of the most secure servers in the world breached by black hats.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need to Destroy to Be Successful | Inc.com

We all want to be successful, but we don't want to face what's holding us back. Many of us ignore blind spots, only to fall prey to our shortcomings down the line. So how can we trim the fat, cut our faults to the bone, and get into the habit of success?<p>Here are 10 toxic habits you need to destroy …

Self-improvement

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

How Amazon Stays More Agile Than Most Startups

Last Thursday, Amazon launched Echo Look. The company’s latest addition, much like its digital cousins, is essentially a Wi-Fi speaker — a sort of Siri-in-a-tube — that listens to and obeys people’s commands. It can call Uber, order pizza from Domino’s, and answer trivia questions. But it can do …

Jeff Bezos

What Are The Roadblocks To Digital Transformation?

From the OgilvyRED ThinkSeries, the Ogilvy Digital Transformation Survey 2016 questioned people in senior marketing positions (VP, CMO or above) on …

Marketing

10 Principles to Drive Digital Transformation

Companies must transform to face new realities, or die a slow death<p>David Bowie was a visionary. That’s something we can all agree on. In the …

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

I've spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. I've summarized my learnings in this blog post, and here, here and here and here and put it together in the presentation here.<p>One of the interesting innovation challenges I've …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

Silicon Valley

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

Poor Performers Underperform for These 10 Reasons--and It's Not What You Think | Inc.com

Anyone that has ever managed people (or that has worked in a team) knows how frustrating/exhausting it can be to have a poor performer in the midst. If that person(s) goes unaddressed, it's horrendous for morale and productivity. If they get addressed, but unsuccessfully, it can be horrible for …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways Machine Learning Has Influenced The Modern Cloud

The cloud-computing industry is going through a gradual shift towards becoming an intelligent cloud. While compute, storage, and networking continue to be the revenue spinners for cloud vendors, it is machine learning that is becoming the focal point of the contemporary cloud.<p>Here are five cloud …

Machine Learning

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Four Questions To Turn Everyone In Your Company Into A Futurist

Keep asking the right questions, and you’ll be wrong about the future less often than your competitors.<p>Remember what 1997 was like? How well?<p>It was Amazon’s first full fiscal year. Microsoft’s Windows 97 operating system wasn’t there quite yet, and it soon became Windows 98. The internet bubble was …

Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Gravity can light the world with this new technology

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at …

Relationships

Relationships: Visualization methods that show relationships and connections between the data or show correlations between two or more …

The four ways a Trump presidency could turn out, according to an expert in political upheaval

In fits and starts, the contours of the Trump administration will begin to take shape over the coming weeks. Like his campaign, the president-elect's transition is already shaping up to be a highly unconventional one: shortly after the election, Trump removed Chris Christie from a leadership post …

Donald Trump

IBM Watson Lends Brains to Slack's Chatbot

IBM Watson, Big Blue’s big gamble on machine learning, is preparing to perform brain surgery.<p>IBM (ibm) has partnered with Slack, the fast-growing …