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Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

How Remarkable Leaders Make Their Employees Feel Valued, Says Science

From startups to corporate giants, these remarkably simple behaviors will tell your employees that you care about them.<p>Here's something to chew on: Do your employees feel valued? How would you know? If you haven't smelled the fresh brew, we are in a relationship economy and the workplace has …

13 CEOs' Most Insightful Interview Questions

Looking for that for that game-changing hire? Here are the questions to get you there.<p>Startup founders, as digitally savvy as they are, are often faced with relying on old school tactics. Not cold calling, necessarily, or the trade-show dog and pony show, but in many cases, making a hire can't be …

How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.<p>Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Michael Housman, chief …

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Spotify trumps Pandora as the world's favorite music service, but Apple is nowhere to be seen

In an increasingly crowded space, and with the noted absence of Taylor and Adele, Spotify has been named the global leader in music streaming across both iOS and Android. It knocked Pandora off the top spot among Apple users as of September.<p>Pandora is still the most used service in the US but comes …

Spotify closes in on $8.4 billion valuation with latest deal

The privately held music streaming service is said to be courting Goldman Sachs and others in a $400 million dollar fundraising round.<p>Spotify's valuation is shooting up the charts.<p>The music streaming service for mobile devices and desktops is on the brink of raising $400 million, according to …

Venture Capital

Spotify is going to keep missing out on big albums

According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s sources, Coldplay's new album won't be streaming on Spotify. Before you shrug, mutter something insulting about Coldplay and walk away, this is actually quite important. It's indicative of the continued rift between music labels and the number one streaming …

Already bigger than Spotify, China’s search engine giant doubles down on streaming music

Spotify claims to be the biggest music service. But there is one that’s larger, albeit one confined to China.

Streaming

Spotify just unseated Pandora to become the most popular music streaming app in the world

Spotify has knocked Pandora off the throne to become the most popular music streaming in the world, according to a new report from app analytics firm App Annie.<p>Spotify has come out on top in terms of revenue, active users, and downloads. And App Annie predicts Spotify will only widen the margin …

Why I ditched Spotify for Google Music

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — This week I just ditched Spotify for Google Play Music. Here's why.<p>Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming music service, gave me access to most of the world’s recorded music.<p>But so does Google Play Music. And it's a better deal.<p>I'm more than willing to pay $9.99 …

Music

Coldplay hold back A Head Full of Dreams album from Spotify

New release available on Apple Music and other subscription services as band makes stand against free on-demand streaming<p>Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams is being withheld from music-streaming service Spotify, but made available on rivals including Apple Music.<p>However, this is not a …

Music

Don't look now, but Spotify might be in trouble

Yesterday, we learned that Coldplay intended to withhold its new album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams,’ from Spotify, at least for now.<p><i>Note: A previous version of the story may have indicated that the hold on Coldplay’s latest album could be indefinite. The story has been updated to reflect the delay was</i> …

Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Revealed

After a submission and expert voting process, the New York-based Strong National Museum of Play this week announced the finalists for the first wave of inductees to its World Video Game Hall of Fame.<p>Games were evaluated by experts based on "icon-status, longevity, geographical reach, and the …

Retrogaming

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Don’t Get Caught With These Obsolete Digital Marketing Strategies

Being in the competitive world of digital marketing requires every internet marketer to exercise agility and flexibility in their marketing …