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Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Career Development

The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

Product Management

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Self-improvement

One on One Meetings

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

The Qualities and Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team | Supreme Agile

<b>Don’t have any Scrum Ceremonies</b><p>This characteristic is relevant only for the most advanced teams and not relevant in any other case. So how can we do …

Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his …

Price’s Law: Why only a few people generate half of the results

At my first sales job, I had about 25 colleagues who did the same work. After the first month, I noticed something peculiar.<p>Only 4 of my co-workers …

Ideo redesigns the dreaded annual review

And they didn’t even make an app for that.<p>No one likes annual reviews: They’re structured, overly formal, and they make it difficult to get real feedback that you can act upon. At major law firms, which are notoriously hierarchical, reviews can be even more stilted and ineffective.<p>The multinational …

Design

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Elon Musk's Failure Timeline Shows a History of Overcoming Setbacks

"If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."<p>With the growth of SpaceX and Tesla in the past five years, Elon Musk has come further …

Elon Musk

In 4 Words, Billionaire Melinda Gates Gives What May be the Best Career Advice Out There

Truly, words to live by.<p>Melinda Gates is a billionaire, a philanthropist, and a striver. She's constantly striving for more--more influence, more aid distributed, more metrics to evaluate the efficacy of programs, more impact.<p>The Gates Foundation is a major player on the world stage when it comes …

Self-improvement

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Elon Musk personally hires 2 Newfoundland interns who solved problems at Tesla factory

Two young students from Newfoundland made such a good impression on Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a recent internship that the tech …

Small Is Beautiful: Using Gentle Nudges To Change Organizations

<b>Sunstein And Thaler On Nudges</b><p>Subtle and seemingly insignificant aspects of the environment in which decisions are taken can have substantial impact on people’s behavior. This is the premise of the book Nudge, written by Cass Sunstein, one of the most cited American legal scholars, and Richard …

Management

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to the …

Time Management

The 1 Thing Elon Musk Got Right With Tesla and Almost Every Other Entrepreneur Gets Wrong

Look for a "hair on fire" use case.<p>Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just …

Tesla

SwiftKanban

<b>Pros</b><p>Inexpensive. Supports scrum workflows.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Clunky, unintuitive interface. Few integration options.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>Collaborative kanban and scrum app …

You May Have Never Heard of This Man, but He's the Most Quoted Human on the Planet

I had one dinner with this man and it changed my life. Read these nine quotes to change yours.<p>Richard Branson has quoted him. So has Oprah Winfrey, Pink, Derek Jeter, and, yes, the Pope.<p>He has been called the most quoted man alive. And he happens to be my next door neighbor in Port Washington, New …

Time I

Here's How Amazon Could Disrupt Health Care (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I argued that Amazon is the critical ingredient in making its health care alliance with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase successful—even though previous employer alliances have failed to make a dent in health care costs.<p>Here’s a quick glimpse of how Amazon’s consumer …

These 4 Tips Can Transform You Into a Greater Listener and Business Leader

Active listening makes you a more engaged (and successful) business leader.<p>One of my favorite quotes comes from the Dalai Lama is: "When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." I do my best to follow this sage advice every day in my …

businessleader

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

Agile Change or Adoption: Sense Your Current Culture

(Continued from <i>Agile Change or Adoption Always Starts with Why</i>: Part 1, Part 2)Sense Your Current CultureTo understand the culture you’re attempting …

Holacracy

SELF-MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR ORGANIZATIONS<p>Holacracy empowers people to make meaningful decisions in pursuit of your organization’s purpose.<p>Holacracy …

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

Public Speaking

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions

You need to be acting with less information and taking more action when the risks are small and easily reversible.<p><i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Self-improvement

Lean software development

<b>Lean software development</b> (<b>LSD</b>) is a translation of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the software development domain. Adapted from the …

27 Tips For When You Feel Like Giving Up From Billionaire Failure Expert Sir James Dyson

There's no such thing as an overnight success<p>The life of entrepreneur is never easy, It can be a long hard struggle that takes years to break even, let alone turn a profit. Entrepreneurs need to have passion, stubbornness, determination, persistency and tenacity as well as a great idea to achieve …

Self-improvement

Review: AgilePfM – Agile Portfolio Management

The Agile Business Consortium has given detailed insights in the Portfolio Innovation Hub as part of their Agile Business Change Framework by …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game

A simple principle for managing scarce resources.<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

Innovation