Nikita Deshpande

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The New Era of Sales and Content Marketing – Daniel Pink Keynote

This week’s forecast calls for heavy rain. Not from the sky, but from the stage at Authority Rainmaker 2015, hosted by CopyBlogger. The conference …

Marketing

Why Is President Obama Having So Much Trouble Selling TPP?

Barack Obama is cool and personable -- no-drama Obama. Then suddenly, he scolds critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his NAFTA-style trade deal. He accuses them of being "wrong," unable to look at the facts, fighting the last war, confusing this new improved trade deal with NAFTA, if they …

Globalization

Why Nordstrom is the Amazon of department stores

Nordstrom and Amazon.com have a lot more in common than their hometown of Seattle.<p>Just like Amazon, Nordstrom has been spending big on technology, …

eCommerce

How a 17-year-old entrepreneur in Poland accidentally made the Apple Watch easier for deaf people

"It is something I identify with," Mach says.<p>Unlike a lot of Polish 17-year-olds, he decided to turn his appreciation into an app business. After six months of work, he released Five, a messaging app for Android, iPhone, and Apple Watch that lets you and your friends throw one another custom hand …

Apple Watch

Lawsuits put heat on Wells Fargo, but investors barely notice

It's no secret that<p>Wells Fargo& Co.branches create a high-pressure sales environment for employees — one in which the threat of being fired weighs heavily on front-line bankers given quotas for new accounts, cards and credit lines.<p>Indeed, Wells Fargo executives are candid about the demands they …

5 brave but crazy startup ideas that paid off

There are startups, and there are <i>startups</i>. Venture capitalists, particularly in Silicon Valley, want to identify startups of the rarest kind. Not …

Razer

Why Coca-Cola wants to fund the next billion-dollar startup

But making the soda is only part of the story. Getting the fizzy stuff into stores and restaurants all over the globe requires a massive supply chain of shipment, bottling, stocking, and staffing — not to mention sales and marketing.<p>Each of those are giant, sometimes independent, businesses related …

Startups

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com

Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the day (the week, if you're really strapped) and just think. Don't listen. Don't read. Don't talk. Don't eat. …

Leadership

3 Tests to See if Your New Business Model Might Rock | Inc.com

Google's new wireless service venture, Project Fi, may or may not ultimately be successful. At the moment it works only with a Nexus 6 phone and isn't price competitive for individuals (or families with shared data) who make heavy use of over-the-air data services. But one thing that is relatively …

T-Mobile

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Meeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas. Westerners in particular, with their Greco-Roman oratorical roots (think Aristotle and Cicero), tend to craft a verbal case and then declare their views to the audience. But sometimes it’s better to …

Productivity

20 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage

<i>by Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you don't lose your valuables on your next flight, even when baggage handlers want to steal them.<p>Senarb Commercial/Alamy<p>Here's a headline for you, from CNN: "Hidden Cameras Reveal Airport Workers Stealing from …

Flying
Entrepreneurship