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Be More Successful: The Top 10 Productivity Podcasts for 2016

But don't just listen -- take action!<p>Everyone wants to get more done. The key is figuring out <i>how</i>.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the experts. Here are ten of the best productivity podcasts -- check them out and let me know …

Self-improvement

A Top Sales Executive's Formula for Lasting Success: 10 Tips

Need simple and straightforward tips to give your sales team? Look no farther.<p>Without sales you have no business. And that means without great salespeople you have no business.<p>Want to make your sales team more effective? (Of course you do.)<p>Here's a guest post from Lynne Zaledonis, a Senior Director …

Customers

Windows 10 is on 200 million devices — here's how Microsoft plans to reach 1 billion

In January, Microsoft revealed that it had been installed on more than 200 million devices -- a rate of adoption that blew away all of its previous operating systems, including Windows 7.<p>But the operating system Microsoft released in 2009 is still far more popular on a global basis: According to …

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Brand Management

The concept of the 80/20 rule has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that most people discount it. But there’s something to be said for …

How Lenovo Became The Largest PC Maker In The World

Computer maker Lenovo Group was originally founded in a dusty, two-room Beijing guardhouse in 1984. Today, it’s the largest PC maker in the world and a Fortune 500 frontrunner in smart connected devices with employees in more than 60 countries. But the initial innovative and entrepreneurial spirit …

French farmers block Spanish and German borders in foreign food protest

More than 1,000 agricultural workers are reportedly taking part in roadblocks as farmers protest at falling food prices which they blame on foreign competition<p>French farmers blocked roads from Spain and Germany on Sunday to stop foreign products entering the country, the latest protest against a …

Google Glass Failed Because It Just Wasn’t Cool

It was hailed as the greatest product since the iPod … the wheel … the car. Instead, it turned out to be more like New Coke or the Segway. So what went wrong with Google Glass?<p>It’s not that Google Glass looked absurd — people wear silly fashions every day. It’s not that it was overpriced — people …

Google Glass

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies

That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Apple isn't prepared to drop its prices enough to compete in the low-end and emerging markets that Google dominates.<p>There's a very real and growing threat …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

16 Recipes for a Swanky New Year's Eve Soirée

You can have a casual dinner party any night of the week. Take advantage of New Year's Eve to finally cook the recipes that caught your eye last winter (and to put your favorite plates to use, too).<p>Don't worry about dirty dishes or wine stains on the carpet -- you can deal with those next year. For …

Blue Cheese

The Android Apps That Collect the Most Data on You

Apps often need permission to access other stuff on your phone to work. What is less obvious is the breadth of information collected, and <i>why</i> it gets …

The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership

Call 2014 the year of innovation. A Gartner survey of almost 500 executives at global corporations revealed that growth is this year’s top priority. Google Trends reveals that interest in disruptive innovation crept up to peak levels this year. It seems that every time you hop on a quarterly …

Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult

In 2007, the same day Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone and the same year Twitter debuted at SXSW, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith published a book called <i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There</i>.<p>In it, Goldsmith makes the case that many of the behaviors that initially propel high-achievers up …

Google Needs To Fix Android Wear In 2015 To Fend Off The Apple Watch

I’ve pretty much had an Android Wear device on my wrist since the summer and one thing I’ve realised, with my time using the LG G Watch R, Sony SmartWatch 3 and Moto 360 is that for all their individual hardware faults, the biggest problem of all with these devices is Android Wear.<p>So what is the …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

Five Things Marketers Can Learn From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an entertainment phenomenon. She is the only artist this year to sell over a million albums in the first week of its release. She is the only female artist to replace herself on the top of the music charts with back to back number one hits. And she seems to be everywhere, from guest …

Rick Ross' MMG Takes Shots At Timbaland's MMG Over Similar Branding | HipHop-N-More

Late last month, things went left after Rick Ross accused Timbaland for leaking Tink’s version of ‘Movin Bass’ with Jay Z as Ross was trying to build …

Building B2B & B2C Brands One Personal Brand at a Time

Building B2B & B2C Brands One Personal Brand at a Time – Nick Sal at HubSpot<p>In this weeks interview I talk to <b>Nick Sal</b> from <b>HubSpot</b> about personal and …

India Details a Rethinking of Its Central Planning Commission

New Institution Would Include State Chief Ministers to Seek Consensus on Development Plans<p>NEW DELHI—A defining feature of Indian governance for decades—the Planning Commission, a Soviet-inspired institution that guided national economic policy—may soon be replaced by a structure more akin to an …

India

Meet the new Bond car

A British 'Wonder Seaweed Extract' That Could Help Feed The World

It is a question that is testing the mettle of scientists, and has the rest of the world feeling concerned; how can we grow enough food to feed the nine billion or more people who will make up the global population by 2050?<p>Much of the focus is on developing new cutting edge technology to increase …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

The Drop in Oil Prices Might Be Bad for Business

OPEC announced last week that it would not cut its oil production, which accelerated an enormous drop in oil prices. While lower gas prices at the pump and a boost to the economy are generally welcome, we shouldn’t celebrate this time. If this (likely) short-term fall in prices slows down …

The King Of Online Gambling (Is 34)

Earlier this year David Baazov walked into the Manhattan offices of the Blackstone Group, the world’s biggest private equity firm, with an outrageous offer. At 33 Baazov was the little-known chief of Amaya, an obscure Montreal company with a loose handful of assets in the gambling industry. But he …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

Google Glass will return in 2015 with Intel inside, says WSJ

2015 will see Google launch a new model of its Glass headset, which will be powered by an Intel chip and offer longer battery life than the current Explorer Edition, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Google Glass has already been through a couple of small iterative upgrades — one to add …

IBM’s Emerging Market Strategy Has 3 Pillars

Global companies can gain competitive advantage in fast-growing frontier markets by addressing those country’s big social challenges – described previously in HBR as “playing development to win.” One example is IBM.<p>CEO Ginni Rometty and I recently spoke about the company’s global strategy and how …

10 best news apps for Android

The Internet has changed the way that we view news. Instead of having a TV producer or a newspaper editor determine the most important stuff for us and then buying into their product, we are now free to roam the waves of the Web to find the news that matters most to us. There are a ton of sites out …

Apps

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

#TBT: The Evolution of The Victoria's Secret Catalog

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, a flip through the pages of the Victoria's Secret catalog through the years.<p>Victoria's Secret was founded in 1977 by a guy named Roy Raymond who wanted a place where he could buy lingerie for his wife without feeling like a perv. A year later, Victoria's Secret …