Lee Cheesman

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Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Employment

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

Tasmanian whisky is booming. Here's why

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>When it comes to the world of whisky, Tasmania is …

Whiskey

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Jama Software

Adapt & Build Better With Collaboration, Brought to you by Jama Software<p>We are in the midst of a technological revolution that is every bit as profound as the impact of cheap computing power, but it’s subtler and harder to notice. It will ease the way for companies launching and updating digital …

443: How to Negotiate Better

Any Value Proposition Hinges on the Answer to One Question

Any strategy lives or dies on the basis of its customer value proposition. There are many typologies relevant to crafting a value proposition, because there are many ways to win customers. But the key issue is always: what is the center-of-gravity in our approach? Do we ultimately compete on the …

Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult

In 2007, the same day Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone and the same year Twitter debuted at SXSW, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith published a book called <i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There</i>.<p>In it, Goldsmith makes the case that many of the behaviors that initially propel high-achievers up …

3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world. Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) …

Ready to Live a Richer Life With Others?

What do these stories have in common?<p>• Bruce Springsteen famously turned down Chrysler's multi-million dollar offer to use his break-out hit, his anthem to America, "Born to Run" in a car commercial and hotly protested Ronald Reagan's attempt to use it in his reelection campaign because Springsteen …

Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

What do an inflated surgical bill, a fuming real-estate developer, and a dreaded performance appraisal have in common? All can be mitigated with one simple gesture: a request for advice.<p>We seek advice on a daily basis, on everything from who grills the best burger in town to how to handle a sticky …

Don’t Play with Dead Snakes, and Other Management Advice

<i>“If you see a snake, kill it. Don’t play with dead snakes. And everything looks like a snake at first.” This sounds like it might be advice from a paranoid outdoorsman. But its author, Jim Barksdale, meant it as a guide to the business world</i> — <i>that dangerous environment where, famously, only the</i> …

Good Managers Look Beyond Their “Usual Suspects”

In the movie <i>Casablanca</i>, there’s a famous scene where Captain Renault, the head of the French police, avoids investigating the murder of a Nazi officer by telling his people to “round up the usual suspects.” The implication, of course, is that everyone should look busy and professional, even if the …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Inclusiveness Means Giving Every Employee Personal Attention

Several years ago, a large, global company asked me to help improve their employee engagement. I suggested a strengths-based approach to the problem: a search for “hot spots” in the organization where people were highly engaged <i>and</i> performing well. By understanding what was working, we could harness …

Negotiating Is Not the Same as Haggling

There’s a popular misconception that in a negotiation you can either “win” or preserve your relationship with your counterpart — your boss, a customer, a business partner — but you can’t do both. People assume they need to make a choice between getting good results (by being hard and bargaining at …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

A Simple Daily Intervention Decreases Employee Stress

Stress levels and physical complaints <b>declined</b> by roughly <b>15%</b> after employees were directed to spend 10 minutes writing about three things that had gone well each day, says a team of researchers led by Joyce E. Bono of the University of Florida. At the end of the work day, the employees logged on to …

What’s Your $1 Billion Idea?

Anyone would be inspired by the story of Nick Woodman, the CEO of GoPro, a $2.5B company that makes wearable HD video cameras. The highlights:<p>In the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, Woodman blows $4M of VC money on a failed venture called funBugs.com, an ultimately ill-conceived loyalty, sweepstakes, and …

Change Your Intention to Focus Your Attention

With busy schedules and to-do lists that carry us from hour to hour without much time to breathe, it’s rare that we stop to reflect on our motivations. But when we take the briefest of moments to set clear, positive intentions for what we’re doing, the payback is enormous. We can make a remarkable …

What Reddit Had to Say About The Original iPhone

Seven years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage during the keynote of the Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco, and introduced a device …

Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love

During my first decade working in the Buenos Aires office of Egon Zehnder in the late 1990s, our Argentine executive search practice soared, recording the highest per capita financial performance in the whole firm for five consecutive years. But we all know what happened in 2001. By the end of the …

Build a ‘Quick and Nimble’ Culture

Since 2009, Adam Bryant has interviewed hundreds of CEOs for the “Corner Office” feature in <i>The New York Times</i>. This month he’s publishing his second book based on the interviews: “Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation.” He talked with HBR about why a …

Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes

Automattic employs 225 people. We’re located all over the world, in 190 different cities. We have a headquarters in San Francisco and it operates similar to a co-working space. For those who live in the Bay Area, they can work from the office, if they’d like. But in general, the majority of our …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …