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Study: A Positive Workplace Makes Employees More Productive | Inc.com

Leaders are always looking for a new benefit, program, or strategy to increase employees' performance and productivity. But new research has revealed that there is something that can trump incentives like company cruises or gourmet lunches.<p><i>Harvard Business Review</i> cites a recent study out of the …

Employee Engagement

Innovation Agents: How Jack Dorsey Succeeds Through Simplification

“We have everyone you can imagine against us,” says Jack Dorsey, the CEO of mobile credit card pay startup Square and cofounder of Twitter. But he is not cowed by fact that his startup is competing against banks with far more money to spend on pushing their products to market. Because by allowing …

Square Brings Credit Card Swiping to the Mobile Masses, Starting Today

Now that Square is publicly available for iPhone and Android OS, with millions of card readers being shipped free of charge, Jack Dorsey tells Fast Company how his business model will disrupt the way you pay.<p>Starting today, Square aims to make credit card sales as easy for retailers with an iPhone …

Everyone Needs to be a Futurist

As the economic climate changes and competition grows, today’s organizations are being consistently challenged to focus on meeting short-term …

4 Kinds of Discomfort CEOs Must Know How to Handle | Inc.com

What will leading a competitive company look like in 20 years?<p>Georg Vielmetter, the European regional director of Hay Group's Leadership and Talent practice, and Yvonne Sell, Hay Group's Director of Leadership and Talent for the United Kingdom and Ireland, shared their answers in the book they …

The Disconnect in Connecting the Workplace

There’s a lot of talk about the future of work…<p>Technology is indeed connecting us in ways that improve communication, discovery and connectivity. The …

The Importance of Creativity in Business

<i>NYU-Stern professor Kim Corfman on the importance of creativity in business and the role of culture in spurring or constraining creativity.</i><p>Creativity …

How to see into the future

Irving Fisher was once the most famous economist in the world. Some would say he was the greatest economist who ever lived. “Anywhere from a decade …

How Great Companies Think Differently

It’s time that beliefs and theories about business catch up with the way great companies operate and how they see their role in the world today. Traditionally, economists and financiers have argued that the sole purpose of business is to make money—the more the better. That conveniently narrow …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating Innovation

Innovation centers are transforming higher education campuses and powering the future of learning.<p>As tomorrow’s global citizens enter higher education with words like “make,” “hack,” and “prototype” embedded in their vocabulary, they are fueling a powerful movement toward “learning by …

Power Your Creative Thinking With the 4 Lenses of Innovation

Copyright Rowan Gibson; Used by Permission<p><i>Do you want to create a culture of innovation in your business?</i>• <i><br>Do you want to tap into your inner creative</i> …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance is more about disrupting political opposition than catching terrorists<p>Why spy? That’s the several-million pound question, in the wake of the Snowden revelations. Why would the US continue to wiretap its entire population, given that the only “terrorism” they caught …

Surveillance

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?

Busy with our tablets and smartphones in public places, we may be losing our sense of duty to others<p>In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old student Justin Valdez. As security footage shows, before the gunman fired, he waved around his .45 …

Genomics

Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket

California is technology's spiritual home in the US, where Teslas roam free, and Google Glass is already a social norm. Well, unless you're a member of the San Diego law enforcement that is -- as one unlucky driver just found out. That commuter was Cecilia Abadie, and she's (rather fittingly) taken …

Why Old-School SMS is Still a Powerful Mobile Marketing Tool

<i>Eric Lazar is VP of Mobile CRM for ePrize, focused on educating brands on how best to capture the mobile user, drive revenue, and build relationships that start on mobile. Prior to his current role, Lazar spent more than 10 years in broadcast television sales management, most recently at Sinclair</i> …

Ericsson: Global smartphone penetration will reach 60% in 2019

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Reno Martin<p>In 2019 there will be 9.4 billion mobile subscriptions around the world, and 5.6 billion of …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday.<p>Apple Insider reported Tuesday on a new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition." In other words, the technology would let you unlock …

Bill Gates Calls Amazon's Delivery Drones 'Overly Optimistic'

The tech world is in a tizzy this week over Amazon's announcement that it's experimenting with autonomous drones that can deliver products to people within 30 minutes.<p>Microsoft chairman Bill Gates doesn't seem to think Amazon's drones are that likely to work. In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, …

BMW and Mini connected cars now support Amazon Cloud Player

Almost a year after it rolled out to select Ford models, Amazon has finally secured itself another automotive partner for its cloud music service. The company today confirmed that its recently-updated Cloud Player iOS app can now connect to in-car dashboards in BMW and Mini Connected cars, letting …

HTC confirms Google Play Edition for new HTC One ahead of this morning’s unveiling

Ahead of this morning’s official unveiling of the all new HTC One in New York, the company has confirmed that a Google Play Edition of the device will be on the way (via AndroidPolice). No word if it will get a release alongside the regular version of the device, but we’ll know for sure in a few …

Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …