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I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate:

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Google’s Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today’s ‘technology renaissance’

Google co-founder says the company is giving ‘serious thought’ to problems like job destruction<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the current boom in artificial intelligence has created a “technology renaissance” that contains many potential threats. Writing in the company’s annual …

Don't Have a Degree in Advertising? Here's How Anyone Can Write Copy That Sells.

These six tips will help you write professional copy, even if you're a complete novice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do certain brands consistently churn out killer copy? Copy so good it not only sells products, but entertains, empathizes and makes customers …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Apple is facing its toughest fight since the 1980s

Apple has done pretty well for itself these last few years. It’s got cash in the bank, healthy revenue, and it still sets the bar for what a modern smartphone should look like.<p>But while the iPhone is singularly important, both to Apple and to the category of devices it’s inspired over the last …

What the Heck Is Wrong With Ripple?

Ripple's XRP token has fallen 88%, from peak to trough, in three months, eliminating more than $130 billion in market cap.<p>Last year, seemingly anyone …

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams

Imagine you are a fly on the wall in a corporate training center where a management team of 12 is participating in a session on executing strategy. The team is midway through attempting to solve a new, uncertain, and complex problem. The facilitators look on as at first the exercise follows its …

Management

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Integrating User-generated Content in Digital Marketing

In recent years, a growing number of brands have learned to adopt user-generated content or UGC in their digital marketing strategy. How can today’s …

Is P&G down on digital advertising or just plain rational?

Procter & Gamble’s chief brand officer made headlines earlier this month when he announced the CPG giant had slashed its digital advertising budget …

International Design Awards Winners 2018: Annual Reports/Brochures

The HOW International Design Awards has been recognizing excellence on a global scale for 25 years now. Explore winners in the Annual …

How blockchain will disrupt Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

In the eyes of “experts,” when it comes to blockchain, there is often no middle ground — it will either be boom or bust, nothing in between.<p>I for one have become a big proponent of blockchain technology, especially the crypto-economics used to jumpstart powerful network effects.<p>But with so many …

Blockchain

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, in response to the question, "Which are the best books to read for mental strength?"</i><p>I've always been fascinated by the mental aspect in sports, music, and personal development. I'm a firm believer that we can train our minds, just as we train …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

This Study of 2,600 Top Executives Found 4 Crucial Leadership Traits. Entrepreneurs Have 3

A new book identifies the behaviors most associated with success in leadership.<p>Entrepreneurs have more of what it takes to be great CEOs than leaders who rose through the corporate ranks. But in one key area they display troubling weakness.<p>So concludes Elena Botelho, reflecting on a recent sweeping …

WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

Money can’t appear out of no where… But cryptocurrency can<p><i>Here’s an awesome article by Kenny Li Originally Featured in Hackernoon</i><p>What is an …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Why Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Crackdown Is Gaining Steam

The pendulum is swinging back against cryptocurrencies in a big way. Regulators across the world are getting mobilized.<p>While the technology behind cryptos—blockchain—will morph many times, regulators want to get a handle on cryptos. There may be fraud, market manipulation and money laundering …

Ecommerce Keyword Research Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, Here’s a Step by Step Guide

Search engines rely on keywords to define and categorize the millions of websites online. Without them, it would be hard to determine what a website …

Crypto Fanboys Celebrate Surprising New Hero: A Washington Regulator

Meet #cryptodad, a top U.S. financial regulator who’s emerged as a cult hero for a crowd that’s often suspicious of government bureaucrats: digital …

New Smart Contract Platform DocTailor Brings Blockchain to Businesses

Cryptocurrency expert Sam Enrico Williams has announced the launch of a new blockchain-based project designed to improve the accessibility of …

Blockchain

European Blockchain Incubator Launches First Public Proof of Concept, MoneyCircles.com

Outlier Ventures Ltd, Europe’s first blockchain-focused incubator has launched an Uphold (formerly known as Bitrserve)-based decentralized …

Blockchain

From Zero To Crypto Billionaire In Under A Year: Meet The Founder Of Binance

Changpeng ” CZ” Zhao<br>CEO, Binance <b><br>Crypto Net Worth: $1.1 billion-$2 billion*</b><p>Seven months ago Binance didn’t exist. Since then, its 1.4 million-transactions-per-second capability have attracted 6 million users, making it the world’s largest crypto-exchange. “No decentralized exchange today can handle …

Cryptocurrency

Russia Developing System to Identify Crypto Miners but Considers Tax Break

Mining<p><b>A Russian ministry is preparing a bill for the regulation of cryptocurrency mining which reportedly includes a “special system” to detect</b> …

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …