New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and
Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots -- but Americans should be particularly worried. Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced
After the initial screening step, he received an email from the recruiter, telling him what to expect in a phone interview with a senior PM at Google. When he shared it with me, I couldn't believe it.
On Monday, Mediagene, our Japanese partner company, arranged a packed day of press conferences and parties to celebrate the website's official launch. Unsurprisingly, I was asked to meet lots of important
By May 1945, Nazi Germany lay in ruins. Church domes succumbed to firestorms. The megalomaniacal designs of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's court architect, caved in under the onslaught of aerial bombs and
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ten years ago, a little-known tech entrepreneur named Elon Musk published a secret master plan for Tesla Motors, an ambitious electric car start-up he had funded. Revolutionary
Every year, a large majority of product launches fail. There’s debate about exactly what percentage—some say it is 75%, others claim it’s closer to 95%. Regardless of which number is right, there is no
For all the emphasis placed on customer relationships these days, very few large organizations really understand how to manage them. Whether you’re a corporation, a nonprofit or a government agency, chances
Most people think that being an entrepreneur is about having that big idea. And it is. To start something new, you need to have an idea that works: something people need, something they’ll want, and most
People can be notoriously reluctant to give up control. Managers often hesitate to delegate tasks and decision making to others, even when they would benefit from doing so. Yet anyone who has worked in
When my daughters were little, each time one of them received a birthday or holiday card from their grandparents with a crisp $20 in it, I silently vowed that I would finally get around to opening a savings
Should companies primarily focus on playing to the strengths of their employees or help them improve on their weaknesses? This question is particularly important today, given low workplace engagement higher
So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all. If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.
After a heated political campaign, voters in the United Kingdom decided by a slim margin, on June 23, to exit the European Union, leading to a change in government. Now that a new prime minister has taken
Executive teams often struggle to land innovations that will significantly grow the business. A chronic problem is their emphasis on searching for breakthrough innovation — the creation of a truly new,
Stop for a minute and think of some of the most successful German companies. BMW and Siemens and Bayer might come to mind. But if you really want to learn from the best of German business, you’d be smart
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram have become such staples of our everyday lives that we often forget how powerful they are. But for the thousands of millennials the
Research shows that women are more reticent than men to negotiate their salary offers. For instance, one study of graduating MBA students found that half of the men had negotiated their job offers as to
We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need another?
Over the past half century, the question of who’s really in charge at a corporation has come to receive a pretty simple answer. It’s the shareholders, of course. They’re the ones who bear the residual
A recent article in The Economist, citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation. Some old technologies, after
Google owns search -- to the point that its name has even become synonymous with the verb "search." Part of the reason Google (GOOGL) has held the search crown for the better part of a decade is that constantly