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Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones

If you can get past the hardware design, which we’ll politely call “an acquired taste,” Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are shaping up to …

Mobile

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Ancient History

Are you an introvert? Work's going to get worse

Most companies worry about discriminating against their employees on the basis of race, gender or sexual preference.<p>But they give little thought to …

Master the One-on-One Meeting

The one-on-one meeting between supervisor and staff is an invaluable tool for managing, but requires much attention to detail. Julia B. Austin …

Are the Salaries of Verizon's Executives Being Charged to Low Income Families?

From the Verizon 2015 Proxy Statement<p>Are low income families, seniors, small businesses, and anyone using the Verizon utility communications networks getting charged for executive compensation?<br>• Is the executive pay part of the larger "Corporate Operations" expenses that are being dumped into the …

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Wasting Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect, and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every entrepreneur and business executive I know wants to emulate that boss, but …

Virgin America

Why More Money Won’t Motivate Your Employees

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation

From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce …

How One Bad Employee Can Destroy Your Entire Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Was Yelp Being Fair When It Fired Talia Jane?

The Internet erupted this weekend when Yelp fired one of its customer service agents, Talia Jane, a few hours after she posted an article to Medium entitled, “An Open Letter To My CEO.”<p>The crux of the open letter was what Ms. Jane considered her inferior level of compensation when compared to her …

All Your Positive Thinking Is Making You Miserable, Study Suggests

Counterintuitive research suggest that positive thinking can hurt both your mood and your chances of success.<p>Everyone knows that entrepreneurship is a game for the unrealistically optimistic. Starting a business is hard, and if you did a really sober-minded assessment of the risks and likely …

Are You Technical Enough? Here's How It Affects Your Leadership Skills

Fifty years ago management theorists had an expansive view of the role of general managers. The mantra was, “A manager is a manager and they can manage anything.” They believed a good general manager could move from managing a retail shoe company to functioning as the general manager in a precision …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

These 3 things are trying to kill Linux containers

For nearly two years, Linux containers have dominated the world of enterprise IT, and for good reason — among others, they take on issues that virtualization simply cannot within application development and computing at scale and allow for the enterprise world to truly embrace concepts like devops …

Verizon and AT&T need new marketing gimmicks for one simple reason

From "Can you here me now?" to "Better Matters," both wireless leaders have hung their hats on the concept that superior service justified higher prices. Of course, they never exactly came out and mentioned that they charge more, but especially over the past couple of years, T-Mobile and Sprint …

How an Apple employee once stood up to Steve Jobs — and got promoted for it

Dubinsky fought back against the plan - giving an ultimatum that she would quit - and instead of getting fired, she got promoted.<p>That's according to an anecdote about former Apple employee and Palm CEO Dubinsky in the new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World, published this …

The Real Reason Good Managers Are So Rare

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

What 2016 Will Hold for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Other Tech Giants

The world's most successful technology companies use the platform business model. Here are 5 trends we see impacting both established and new platform companies in 2016.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico Principal Greg Battle.</i><p><b>1. Facebook Famous</b><p>Facebook's app constellation strategy has gotten a lot of …

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Public Policy

Verizon CEO: Sure, we'd take a look at Yahoo 'because it's so hot'

McAdam said there have been no discussions with Yahoo so far, and that it appears that Yahoo's board hasn't made up its mind about whether to sell the company's core internet business yet.<p>"As far as we know it's not for sale," McAdam said on stage at Business Insider's IGNITION conference on …

5 Ways to Become a More Collaborative Leader - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOTOMEETING

<b>By Clare Kemp, Senior Campaign Manager for Northern Europe, Citrix</b><p>In today’s hyper-connected world, the kind of leaders who climbed the corporate ladder with a “command and control” style of management can have a hard time adjusting to today’s new workplace realities. Businesspeople are working …

Goodbye apps, hello smart agents: Are you ready for the post-app world?

Anyone who has a smartphone bursting with downloaded apps is a rare breed – and getting rarer. Apps are on the wane. According to analysts at …

Verizon points the blame at Microsoft when asked about Lumia 950 availability | On MSFT

With the launch of Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Mobile flagship handsets, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, came a flurry of controversy surrounding …

Windows 10

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Most people near the starts of their careers aren't typically thought of as leaders in the workplace. Not only do they inhabit a low spot in the office hierarchy and lack experience and skills, but also many are too timid and insecure to assume a leadership role. But with the right attitude, an …

Career Development

Why clever people make more stupid mistakes than most

Once again, proving common sense is really not so common.<p>You’re clever. You’re a leader. And you’re probably making a lot of mistakes you’re not even aware of.<p>The brightest people and strongest leaders sometimes make errors others don’t. It’s a topic several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in on this …

Why Australia won't be the next Silicon Valley

It's a spirit of entrepreneurialism Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is desperate to unleash here.<p>The government is finalising an "innovation …

Verizon Hum turns your vehicle into a connected car

Those of us with older cars often feel envious of those with nifty connected cars, featuring OnStar and other similar services. We may not go and purchase new cars just to get those features, but Verizon has just announced a new product that could ease your dumb car pains. They call it the Hum.<p>What …