An iPhone is basically just a computer that fits in your pocket – and in many ways, it’s even better than a computer. The iPhone is more portable than a laptop. The camera is better than many point-and-shoot
When women reach the upper ranks of power, they’re put into precarious positions, meaning there’s a greater risk for them to fall. J.C. Penneyhas had a rough few years. The retailer has posted losses after
These days, personal branding isn’t just for celebrities. It’s a way to stand out in a competitive market — to catch the eye of recruiters, customers or followers. The most recognizable brands come with
What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.
• Smarkets, a betting startup based in London, lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. • The system works through social consensus, and each employee's salary information is published in the
The big-brained Gladwell gives advice you might not expect in overcoming this number one fear. Advice on giving great speeches or presentations is as popular as that for raising high-achieving kids for
Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a PowerPoint
I once had a client, let’s call him Jim, who came to me with a question: do I need a personal brand to be successful? My answer was a whole-hearted, resounding, yes! Personal branding is crucial to cultivating
It took Claude Shannon about a decade to fully formulate his seminal theory of information. He first flirted with the idea of establishing a common foundation for the many information technologies of day
Family Field Guide Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood.
From Airbnb to SAP, leaders who tell these stories have a competitive advantage. Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire.
From The Hartford By The Hartford To-Do lists should be an invaluable part of any small business person’s day-to-day. They don’t just help you get things down, they help keep you motivated and on track.
“We ought to give the whole of our attention to the most insignificant and most easily mastered facts, and remain a long time in contemplation of them until we are accustomed to behold the truth clearly
You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year. More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit
Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why. Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade
The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses. Readers of my column in management roles will often write
• Their focus shifts from why they’re writing music to what their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they
The workforce of the future is going to change significantly alongside new technologies. Virgin founder Richard Branson believes these changes will benefit both workers and employers. Richard Branson one
Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)
Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too. Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring
Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds. Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are
John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron. After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up
There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful. You're frustrated. No matter how hard you
The key is that it makes everyone show up prepared. As Amazon Web Services -- the retailer's massively profitable cloud-computing arm -- has grown larger, it's become harder to keep a regular weekly meeting
Letting employees know that you appreciate them is far more crucial than you think. Contrary to popular belief, fear isn't the strongest motivator. 81 percent of respondents to Glassdoor's Employee Appreciation