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3 Ways To Rock The Publishing World On LinkedIn

Quick, what’s the biggest publication in the world? When I ask I typically hear responses like “<i>Wall Street Journal</i>?” (6,269,510 followers on Google). Nope. “<i>New York Times</i>?” (1 million subscribers. Again, no.) “<i>Forbes</i>?” (North of 75 million viewers a month, and continuous ranking by LeadTail as …

How to Use Stretch Assignments to Support Social Good

<i>KENNETH ANDERSSON FOR HBR</i><p>A proven way to get ahead in your career is to take on stretch assignments. These projects can develop your skills and confidence, as well as prove to leaders that you can succeed at the next level. Many companies go to great lengths to create these assignments for …

Bluetooth 2016 Upgrades Will Bring Faster Speeds, Longer Range And Mesh Networking

The growing number of connected devices, smartwatches and home appliances has pushed Bluetooth to its limits. That means it’s time for another …

How Uncle Sam Nationalized Two Fortune 50 Companies

Most stories about the financial crisis of 2008, the darkest chapter in American economic history since the Great Depression, come to an end by 2012. …

Here's What Happens When Google's Self-Driving Car Drives Too Slow

Google’s self-driving vehicle isn’t built for speed—or even speeding. However that didn’t prevent one of the company’s gumdrop-shaped vehicles, which …

'Uber for Choppers' Mimics Airbnb Tactics, Asks Users to Oppose NYC Noise bill

Blade, a startup that whisks wealthy folks to the Hamptons and Nantucket via private helicopters, is calling on customers to take a stand. On …

Here's How Amazon is Figuring Out Mexico's Tricky Market

The mid-day traffic of late-model SUVs and luxury sedans chokes the narrow streets of Polanco, one of Mexico City’s most exclusive districts. BMW car …

Flyers are Complaining a Lot More About Airlines

Consumer complaints against airlines flying in the U.S. are up 27% in the first nine months of this year.<p>According to the latest data released …

Facebook and Apple's News Offerings Are Suffering From Growing Pains

There are larger, philosophical questions about ventures like Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple’s News app—both of which are trying to bring …

Why Realtors Want to Sell You a Smart Home

The National Association of Realtors is eyeing the smart home.<p>Technologists inside the Chicago-based trade organization are establishing a lab to …

4 Habits of Incredibly Focused People | Inc.com

<i>What are the best ways to increase concentration? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Sabine Staggl, co-founder of Noisli, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Understand the why</b><br>First of all, start to understand the <i>why</i>. If you have a clear understanding of why you have to or wish to do …

Money is best staff motivator but half of companies fail to offer bonuses

Financial incentives boost productivity, say employees, but 45pc are on fixed pay only<p>A financial bonus is one of the most reliable ways to boost productivity, according to a new study, but 45pc of employees have no chance of receiving one.<p>Over a quarter of UK employees have linked financial …

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

Where Disruptive Innovation Came From

After a long and successful run, the theory of disruptive innovation has come under attack of late. Last year, <i>The New Yorker</i> published a piece by Jill Lepore, a history professor at Harvard, attacking the whole idea as overblown and based on shoddy scholarship. In a recent <i>Sloan Management Review</i> …

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …