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Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This article was originally published in the November–December 1974 issue of HBR and has been one of the publication’s two best-selling reprints ever.<p>For its reissue as a Classic, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> asked Stephen R. Covey to provide a commentary.<p>Why is it that managers are …

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, “socially aware” artificial …

These next-generation batteries could end energy poverty

Solar and wind power capacity have been growing at double-digit rates, but the sun sets, and the wind can be capricious. Although every year wind …

Solar power has big limitations. This wonder material could change that

The silicon solar cells that currently dominate the world market suffer from three fundamental limitations. A promising new way of making …

Apple uses spite to force planned obsolescence. Watch $750 tier 4 repair performed with $2 in parts.

Does your company need a Director of Getting Sh*t Done?

This is the story of a $200 t-shirt … and company systems gone terribly wrong. Earlier this year, an employee wanted to send a shirt with our logo to …

10 Big Reasons Why Hybrid Cloud Adoption is Gaining Tremendous Momentum

Hybrid cloud adoption is on a roll, and we think the root cause for the mass migration is none other than hybrid’s more sociable sibling, public …

Why Managers Fail to Recognize Employee Contributions

These Are the 20 Best iPhone Apps to Download Right Now

Apps

Apple’s Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone

Among all the iPhone 8 concepts and daydreams, my favorite scenario has always been to see Apple replacing its proprietary Lightning connector with the USB-C one that’s taken over the entire rest of the smartphone world. Apple is already a strong proponent of USB-C, having moved to it aggressively …

Should Voicemail Die?

Tech writer Michael Arrington wishes everyone would stop using voicemail because it takes too much time to listen to a message (versus reading it), …

Voice Mail

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

5 Best Ways To Use Your Amazon Echo

Millions of people bought an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot for their homes in 2016 — and maybe you were one of them! Thanks to the growing number of skills …

Chinese investment into Manchester property powers up

Chinese inquiries into Manchester property have jumped by more than 50pc as enthusiasm for the Northern Powerhouse continues to grow.<p>Juwai.com, an online property portal for Chinese buyers looking to invest in property abroad, said that in November, the number of Chinese inquiries into Manchester …

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for just $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With this in mind, Udemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p><b>The deal ends on March 14 at 6 a.m. PST.</b><p>Below …

11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act as a fashion accessory and help you track down a misplaced iPhone -- to name a few.<p>Here are 11 tips and tricks …

Smartwatches

Internal documents just leaked every big change coming to the iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is already being mass-produced ahead of its release next month, and a brand new leak offers an inside look into the kind of …

How the lights on your devices can help you fix a faulty internet connection

You may have noticed that your router and modem have, like, a ton of constantly blinking lights on them. Actually, I was being facetious saying "you may have noticed" because these lights are totally obvious. What isn't obvious is what the hell the purpose of these lights is. When you lose the …

Wi-Fi

3 Reasons Millennials Think They're More Qualified Than Their Bosses

Why your management techniques could be falling short in the eyes of a Millennial...<p>Let me begin by stating if you looked at the first eight years of my own career, you'd call me a Millennial. I job jumped, largely because I was frustrated by the lack of connection I felt to my work. However, …

'You could hear the snap echoing around the arena': The bone-crunching moment a French gymnast breaks his leg in horror fall

• <b>French athlete Samir Ait Said's leg snapped as he attempted to complete his vault during team preliminaries</b>• <b><br>The sound of the injury is said to have</b> …

3 Ways to Cut Your Phone Bill When You Travel Abroad

Here's what you need to know about getting a SIM card.<p><i>This story has been updated to reflect new pricing plans.</i><p>Going abroad? Don’t just sign up …

Toyota Employees To Work Mostly From Home. Or Not

Japanese salary-men and -women are said to spend inordinately long hours at the office, and this impression is amplified by 10 pm rush-hour traffic on Tokyo’s vast subway and train network. If press reports are to be believed, this could come to an end, as Japan’s largest company, trend-setting …

Employment

17 box-office bombs that went on to become cult classics

In fact, many of Hollywood's greatest films were financial flops, and it took years for audiences to embrace them.<p>From "The Wizard of Oz" to "The Big Lebowski," here are 17 classic films that originally bombed in theaters.

Amazon waiting for 'acceptable business terms' to put Prime Video on Apple TV

Why isn't there a Prime Video app on the Apple TV — and why doesn't Amazon sell either the Apple TV or the Chromecast on Amazon.com? According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, it all comes down to "acceptable business terms."<p>Bezos argues that for video players, he only wants Amazon to sell devices that …

Spatial Computing: why Tim Cook better worry

It is the fourth visible user interface of the personal computer era.<p>The first was character mode. MS-DOS.<br>The second was the GUI, graphical user …

Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.<p>The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of venture capital fund for the …

Blockchain

Facebook is using smartphones to listen to what people say, professor suggests

Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.<p>The app might be using people’s phones to gather data …

Social Media

This Android phone will put military-grade security in your pocket — for $14,000

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs less than $800. The new Solarin Android smartphone costs £9,500, which is about $14,000.<p>The team behind Solarin, …

Mobile Technology

BBC’s $19 Micro:bit computer is now available to give the Raspberry Pi some competition

The BBC partnered with companies like ARM, Samsung, and Microsoft to develop the Micro:bit embedded system. The tiny programmable computers have …