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Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

Many companies go to great lengths every year or two to determine just how motivated their work force really is. Traditionally, they might get vendors such as Gallup to survey employee engagement. More recently, online sites such as Glassdoor and Vault let HR managers view anonymized praises and …

5 Upcoming Technologies That Will Change The World Of Content Marketing

Content marketers don’t have the luxury of consistency. Usually, when we get comfortable with a certain pattern of work, it’s a sign that something needs to change—following the same rules in the same topics or the same styles leads to stagnation and audience disinterest, and all the while your …

Marketing

If You Care About Your Coffee, Then You Should Know How to Store It

So you treated yourself to a great bag of beans. Now, how do you store them to make sure they stay as fresh and awesome as possible for as long as possible?<p>If you're shelling out 20 bucks for a haute bag of beans, you should at least know how to store them. Better beans, stored correctly, make …

Coffee

The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

There’s a way that young people talk these days, and it’s <i>totes hilars</i>. You see it on Twitter a lot, people exclaiming about their <i>totes</i> <i>delish spags</i> or their <i>totes</i> <i>redic boyfs</i>. Linguists Lauren Spradlin and Taylor Jones call this practice “totesing” — the systematic abbreviation (“<i>abbreviash”</i>) of words …

Linguistics

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Language

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Google Search will begin indexing sites with HTTPS over HTTP

Google is a security conscious company and by default all their sites are served over a more secure HTTPS connection that prevents nefarious people from looking at your traffic. Today, they have announced that they will begin to prioritize HTTPS websites when crawling them.<p>Google is constantly …

Algorithms

The surprising first thing ever sold online

Last year, people spent a stunning $2.68 billion online on Cyber Monday alone.<p>So, how'd this "ecommerce" thing get started anyway? What was the first thing purchased on the internet?<p>Despite what Pizza Huts says, a large pie with mushrooms and extra cheese doesn't actually deserve the title.<p>In a …

eCommerce

Amazon’s New Bookstore Flips The Script

Tien Tzuo Contributor<p>Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise<br>• Large CPGs are under attack by startups… and consumers are winning<p>Amazon’s new bookstore in Seattle has been getting a lot of questions and criticism — but only from people …

What do people really think about capitalism?

In a recent survey by YouGov, 10 questions on population were asked to people in seven different nations: Britain, the United States, Germany, …

The secret strengths of older workers

When Shawn VanDerziel became a manager a decade ago, he inherited a large, motivated workforce of people who truly cared about their roles. The only complication: most of them were approaching — or well beyond — pension age.<p>VanDerziel, now 44 years old and chief human resources officer for the …

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