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How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. …

How customer experience takes flight at the Orlando airport

Is it possible to have a good customer experience in an airport? Domingo Sanchez, a board member of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, explains …

Customer Experience

How to Successfully Capitalize on All Your Best Marketing Leads

Building an effective, well-oiled funnel can be a tricky thing. All too often marketing qualified leads never make it through to conversion. How do you avoid this from happening?<p>In an ideal world your sales funnel is routinely filled at the top with a fresh crop of quality prospects, who swiftly …

Jason Cohen: How data will make you do totally the wrong thing. Business of Software 2012

22 Ways to Reduce SaaS Churn with Growth Hacking

As the SaaS industry continues to rapidly mature, more folks are looking at churn in SaaS companies – investors, analysts, executives, consultants, …

The Four Kinds of Social Capital that Matter When Building Products

<b>Bonding Capital</b> - used among family and close friends to reinforce existing, close relationships. People with these relationships respect a common …

Grow fast or die slow: The double-edged sword of M&A

Our latest research on growth in software and online-services companies has some surprising findings about the benefits and risks of buying</b> …

How M&A practitioners enable their success

Companies that are best at transactions approach M&A differently—but there’s room for improvement across the board.<p><b>In the latest</b> McKinsey Global …

Demystifying the hackathon

Hackathons aren’t just for start-ups. They can play a valuable role in accelerating the digital transformation of large organizations.<p><b>The “hackathon”</b> …

Ten practical ideas for organizing and managing your enterprise architecture

There is little agreement among companies about which management approaches are most effective; more empirical evidence is required.<p><b>Most companies</b> …

Management

The cleverest explanation of how caste prejudices work in urban India

Shikha glanced uneasily at the man standing next to her in the elevator. Just a week before, there had been a long thread in their apartment community group on Facebook. The general consensus had been that the main elevators should be used only by residents and their visitors. The maids, gardeners, …

India

At a Time of Plenty, Some Technologies Are Shut Out - MIT Technology Review

Today there are more ways to fund a new company than ever—from crowdfunding platforms to early-stage angel investors, tech incubators that nurture …

Venture Capital

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

How Google Thinks About Hiring, Management And Culture

During Laszlo Bock’s nine years as Google’s SVP of People Operations, the company has won more than 100 awards for its employment practices.<p>Bock, who came to Google after stints at McKinsey and GE, recently collected his thoughts about management and culture into “Work Rules!: Insights from Inside …

How to Start a Startup - Growth

Leave a comment<p>Shared by<p>MK<p>Michael Karnjanaprakorn<p>startupclass.samaltman.com<p>45 45 9 SHARE<p>October 11, 2014<p>2.6K #growthhacks<p>Read full post<p>Post a …

7 Heuristics for being a Product Director

I’m a big believer in developing heuristics over the course of your life. These are rules of thumb you internalize so that you don’t have to …

Growing weekly at 20 per cent, ex-Flipkart employees’ Roadrunnr is hungry for more

It's 5:15 in the evening and the bustle of activity at the Roadrunnr office begins from the basement. There are close to 100 delivery boys seated on …

How to grow faster than Facebook and Twitter: Lookup’s story

The startup world is abuzz with hyperlocal commerce now, with many companies scaling quickly according to increase in customer demands and VC …

Early stage Indian startups that shut down in 2014

Success stories are important but there are always many failures which build towards that success. It is important to talk about these failures. …

How do I become a data scientist?

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Solitude Can Be Your Most Powerful Thinking Tool

One of those moments where life is happening to us instead of us happening to life?<p>If you have, you are most certainly not alone.<p>Let's face it: Life can be hectic at times and most definitely get the best of us. This is where your most powerful thinking tool can shed wonderful light: Solitude.<p>The …

Success

What Research Tells Us About Making Accurate Predictions

“Prediction is very difficult,” the old chestnut goes, “especially about the future.” And for years, social science agreed. Numerous studies detailed the forecasting failures of even so-called experts. Predicting the future is just too hard, the thinking went; HBR even published an article about …

Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave

One of the most consistent patterns in business is the failure of leading companies to stay at the top of their industries when technologies or markets change. Goodyear and Firestone entered the radial-tire market quite late. Xerox let Canon create the small-copier market. Bucyrus-Erie allowed …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Facebook developing a professional website 'Facebook at Work': FT

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.<p>Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Facebook in this September 23, 2014 …

India Among Top 10 Countries in Terms of Expat Quality of Life

<b>New Delhi:</b> India is among the top 10 countries in the world in terms of expat quality of life, as lower living costs and good perks for families make …

Dustin Moskovitz

<b>Age</b>: 30<p><b>Net worth</b>: $8.1 billion<p>Mark Zuckerberg's roommate at Harvard and Facebook's third employee, Dustin Moskovitz left the social network in 2008 to start software firm Asana. He and his wife, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, devote some time to their Good Ventures, which has given millions …

Are Startup Schools the New MBA Alternative?

<i>This post originally appeared on Levo.com.</i><p>Today’s job market is increasingly competitive. Young professionals in the workforce are faced with a …

How to Preserve Your Startup Culture: Don't

Failing to evolve is more dangerous than losing some aspects of your original culture, according to several supersuccessful founders.<p>Part of what everyone loves about startups is their culture. There's the archetypical foosball-table-and-everyone-running-around-in-hoodies vibe, but the pluses of …

The Top 5 Errors Made by Money-Losing Ecommerce Sites

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Setting up an ecommerce site is easy. There are ecommerce solutions that can create a snazzy store for you in minutes. However, running an ecommerce business is a totally different ball game. Attracting traffic and generating revenue in …

eCommerce