Helen Lin

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Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators

Although it’s hard to pinpoint when skills shortages became the norm in the U.S., one widely acknowledged indicator of a crisis in the making appeared in 1983, with the release of “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” This groundbreaking report, commissioned by President Ronald …

Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills

Spending on corporate learning, particularly leadership development, continues to increase at a staggering pace. According to one piece of research, spending on frontline leadership development alone increased by over 310% in a three-year period. Despite the amount they invest in corporate …

​6 Signs You Should See A Poop Doctor ASAP

Your poop can give you clues on your overall health.<p>It’s a simple fact of life: Everybody poops. And, while it’s unlikely that you discuss your BMs on the regular with your bestie, you probably give your poop a pretty decent once-over every time you go.<p>There’s no shame in that game. Your poop can …

General Hospital

The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless

Vegetarianism can come with some unexpected side effects.<p>More and more women are vegging out...of their minds. New research suggests that along with shedding pounds, slashing cancer risk, and boosting life expectancy, vegetarianism could come with lesser-known side effects: Panic attacks. OCD. …

Mental Health

How to Find Your Most Valuable Customers

Tech startup Zodiac was co-founded by Wharton professor Peter Fader and CEO Artem Mariychin to help companies find – and serve -- their most valuable …

7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do

<i>Emily Pidgeon</i><p>You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).<p>Whether …

What should you read this summer? A mega reading list

<i>Illustrations by Maya Sariahmed/TED</i><p>40+ TED speakers recommend the books you need to read right now.<p>OK, so it’s not summer everywhere right now. But …

I’m Ching, co-founder of Piktochart. AMA!

• Bootstrapping a company to profitability without taking any funding<br>• Why would any company choose to be headquartered in Penang?<br>• Lessons learned (the …

Your business doesn't need an app

When it comes to mastering the mobile arena, brands always start by asking the following question: is a responsive site going to do the job, or should I create an app? The answer is quite simple; if an app won’t offer users added value or an enhanced experience that otherwise wouldn’t be available …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

The Persuasiveness of a Chart Depends on the Reader, Not Just the Chart

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>“</i>I’ll believe it when I see it,<i>”</i> is a hackneyed idiom, but it sticks because it happens to be mostly true.<p>It’s one of the reasons why data visualization is emerging as a powerful information force in the crowded, intensely contested world of social media. It’s why, during …

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, …

Apps

How to create and save an offline Google map on your iPad

I don’t know about you, but in my line of work, I often find myself off the beaten path in the middle of nowhere. In times like these it’s super helpful to have maps that I can still reference, even without an active internet connection. For the most part, if you don’t already have the poor …

Google Maps

How to Innovate with Business Moments

<i>The second in a series on driving digital business</i><p>By Don Scheibenreif<p>In the context of digital business, a business moment is a brief everyday moment in time and the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events and actions involving a network of people, businesses and things that spans or …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

“If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?”<p>Such a question opens us up to fresh possibilities, to reflect on what matters most to us, and even what deep values might guide us through life. This approach gives managers a tool for coaching their teams to …

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have …

The State of Mobile Learning: An Infographic

Do you think Steve Jobs had any idea of the influence iPads and iPhones would have on education? Read on for a snapshot of the impact iDevices are having on the way we learn.<p>For more in-depth coverage of the state of mobile education, pick up a copy of the September/October Education issue of <i>iPhone</i> …

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea. But when it comes to the critical presentation phase, how do you earn the support of decision makers in the room? How do you present your case so that it’s clear and straightforward while also …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Google Glass Is Coming to the UK

Google will begin offering Glass to consumers in the UK later this month, according to a statement released by the company on Monday.<p>This marks the …

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Line Takes On WeChat, As Whatsapp Watches

Just a month after word emerged that Japanese mobile messaging giant <b>Line</b> had found a China partner, new reports are saying the company is preparing to formally enter the market in the next few months. The company will certainly have a steep hill to climb in China, where it will have to challenge …

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Education is on the brink of rapid change that will create a lot of value for innovators. But still sitting on the sidelines? Those who make the decisions and control the purse strings at legacy higher education institutions.<p>One representative example: April’s Education Innovation Summit, where …