Jesper Bolther Andersen

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The Lifting Technique That Will Make Your Biceps Look Like Baseballs

(And maximize muscle growth everywhere else, too)<p>Ever hear of 21s? Not black jack—I’m talking fitness, son. 21s are a popular method used by top bodybuilders to shock their muscles into new growth by targeting specific ranges of motion (ROM) for a given movement. It’s a mix of partial and full reps …

Robots and Automation May Not Take Your Desk Job After All

Despite talk of job automation in practically every industry, the question no longer seems to be <i>whether</i> jobs will be automated, but rather <i>which</i> jobs are at greatest risk and how concerned we should be about the changes. But is this anxiety actually based in reality?<p>Let’s be clear: People <i>are</i> afraid. …

Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor

On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the value of work, community, and the activists who earned the rights and protections that U.S. employees enjoy today. But as Americans — and people everywhere — look ahead to a world of constant disruption, they will undoubtedly see both opportunity and …

How One Startup Developed a Sales Model That Works in Emerging Markets

As the heat continues to blister during this summer in New York, I think back to the first time I ever bought an air conditioner: fresh out of college. It was a daunting investment, but well worth the quality-of-life improvement. I stumbled through a few consumer report roundups online, asked the …

The 6 Elements of Truly Transformative Business Models

We usually associate an industry’s transformation with the adoption of a new technology. But although new technologies are often major factors, they have never transformed an industry on their own. What does achieve such a transformation is a business model that can link a new technology to an …

What APIs are

A FEDERAL jury has handed Google a huge victory in its long-running battle with a rival, Oracle, over Google’s Android software. The two software …

Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms

Publication Date: <b>May 24, 2016</b><p>Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms …

The Art Of Showing Up: How To Own Your Leadership Role And The Authority It Brings

Sue, CMO at a Midwest insurance company, receives a litany of excuses from her VP Marketing when deadlines are missed. And he continues to miss them.<p>Dan, VP Sales at a Silicon Valley software company, runs ragged tracking the performance of his sales people and cajoling them into using the CRM. He …

Bitcoin May Not Survive, But The Technology Behind It Will Live On

In an article I wrote two years ago about the future of money, I explained that despite the libertarian fantasies that were being bandied about at the time, Bitcoin was unlikely to ever be a mainstream currency. News in January suggested that Bitcoin may be collapsing and key figures in the …

Blockchain

Designing Persuasive Charts

Danish Bitcoin Exchange Expands Beyond The Blockchain

While Danish crypto currency exchange CCEDK has signalled that it is to become a hub for a series of “diverse projects” and services, with the current trading engine ceasing for good this May, investors should not panic as the shutdown will allow the exchange to initiate a major upgrade. Once …

Blockchain

The Explainer: Level 5 Leadership

4 Organizational Mistakes That Plague Modern Knowledge Workers

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>In the new world of “work without walls,” work happens in brains instead of factories, in open floor plans instead of private offices, and at soccer games, beaches, and coffee houses in addition to corporate headquarters. And yet in my work with clients, I often discover old …

18 Easy Appetizers to Bring to the Next Party

Because you don’t want to be the guy holding a bag of chips and a sixer of Schlitz

The Ultimate Brunch: Homemade Crab Cakes With Poached Eggs

Skip the lines, and eat this in the comfort of your own home (or bed)<p>Don’t suffer through a packed restaurant and another lackluster meal.<p>Instead, whip up these super-easy crab cakes for brunch, lunch, or dinner.<p><b>Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs</b><p>What you’ll need:2 eggs, plus 1 egg white, whisked1 Tbsp …

A Quick Introduction to Agile Management

Interview Techniques That Get Beyond Canned Responses

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>According to Elon Musk, a good way to tell if a candidate is fibbing about his or her qualifications is whether they can use a personal story to illustrate a particularly telling experience. “If someone was really the person that solved a problem, they’ll be able to …

Litigating Cybersecurity And Data Privacy Class Action

Michael Waters is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media practice group. He counsels clients in all industry sectors on privacy and data security issues. He assists clients in preparing for and responding to data breaches, and represents clients in …

Companies Are Reimagining Business Processes with Algorithms

In the early 1990s, executives and managers welcomed information technology — databases, PC workstations, and automated systems — into their offices. They saw the potential for significant business gains. Computers wouldn’t just speed up processes or automate certain tasks — they could upset nearly …

Customer Service

When The Headhunter Calls, Here's What To Say

If your LinkedIn profile makes it clear that you are job-hunting or open to new opportunities, it is likely that you will hear from a recruiter at some point. The sharper and more arresting your profile is, the more likely it is that a recruiter will reach out to you.<p>Don’t go all googly-eyed and …

Employment

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know

Too many leaders think about what's going to change in the next 10 years, instead of what's not.<p>Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.<p>That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and …

What Kind of Data Scientist Do You Need?

If you’re looking to hire a data scientist to join your company, you’re not alone. At The Data Incubator, we work with hundreds of companies that are looking to find data scientists from our Fellowship Program. In our experience, candidates usually come from one of two disciplines: computations or …

To Thine Own Self, Don't Always Be True

Many of us have been told that "being true to ourselves" is a key to success. But in the workplace, being "authentic" might actually wreak havoc.<p>"The more one looks at the notion of authenticity, the more one realizes, or the more <i>I</i> realize, it's a crock and it's nonsense, and it's more likely to be …

Google And The Future Of Supply Chain

This week Google, now re-named Alphabet, became the most valuable company on earth besting Apple for at a least one day. No matter what happens the rest of this week, Google is sending notice that its place in world of business strategy is at the head of the table. What it means for the future of …

IT Tech Trends 2016

Overview<p>Create a culture with capabilities to envy<p>Winners in the digital age do much more than complete a technology checklist. They know their …

Science Discovers "Holy Grail" of Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

Researchers have uncovered significant new evidence in the elusive quest to gain muscle while losing fat.

Why New Personal Productivity Efforts Don’t Stick

We all have “productivity systems,” whether we design them with intent or just let them grow up around us. A productivity system is simply a collection of behaviors, repeated consistently and in a particular order, plus the tools that support them.<p>We often hear people say something like, “I don’t …

Taking Longer to Reach the Top Has Its Benefits

Most career advice today encourages us to move forward passionately, intentionally, boldly — and above all, quickly. Career coaches don’t make a lot of money from encouraging people to “get ahead slowly.” However, in terms of fulfilling our long-term goals for career success, patience can be an …

To Make Tomorrow Great, Start It Today

Why squander the final hour of one workday when you can use it to do 7 simple things that will turbo-boost your performance the next day?<p>Mornings are the most productive time for people--especially highly successful people. The best way to maximize your mornings is to spend an hour at the end of …

Time Management

Every Industry Will Be Disrupted By Open Data Within 10 Years

At an Internet Of Things conference this year I gave a speech on why traditional business models will be disrupted by IOT and Open Data. One such example I used was the car insurance industry, and how I believed that telematics was already dead. I was immediately pounced on during the break by a …