Stephen Heard

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Our large team of engineers use this front end development guide

Front end development has never been so complex and exciting as it is today. New tools, libraries, frameworks, and plugins emerge every other day. …

How to Double Your Desired Income In the Next 6 Months

Peter Voogd breaks down how to push yourself to success and the importance of persistence.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Peter Voogd talks about ambition and follow-through. In January, every gym across the country …

Entrepreneurship

It Only Takes 7 Words to Create the Last Work-From-Home Policy You'll Ever Need

There are great reasons for companies to embrace remote workers--but not to have multiple-page work-from-home policies.<p>A friend of mine runs a company with approximately 300 employees. Eighty percent are totally remote workers, and many of the remaining 20 percent work from home at least some …

Work from Home

IBM's Marissa Mayer Moment? Staff Told to Work in 1 of 6 Main Offices or Else

The head of marketing wants people working "shoulder to shoulder." Will it save IBM?<p>IBM, which has long had a large telecommuting population, has made a massive policy change: Move into one of six offices, or leave the company. According to <i>The Register,</i> this move was announced through a …

Marissa Mayer

How to Get Shorter Answers From a Long-Winded Employee

Can a chatty employee become more concise?<p><i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p>I have an employee who is …

higherlevel

12 Ways to Tell Someone Is Really Intelligent (and Not Just Faking It)

Confidence is too often mistaken for competence. Don't be taken in: Follow these tips.<p>It doesn't take much experience of the world of work to figure out that it's not always the most competent people who rise to the top. Nor is the fact that someone has a strong opinion on a subject a reliable …

Self-improvement

BMW and Nissan launch 174 new dual-plug EV chargers in the US

Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 owners now have a lot more charging stations they can go to. The automakers have expanded their dual-format fast-charging network, adding 174 stations to their current crop with the help of eVgo. These 174 stations spread across 33 states offer dual 50 kW DC chargers that …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Creativity

Innovation Is Management

Every entrepreneur wants to be Steve Jobs. But the Steve Jobs they want to be is the Steve Jobs on stage presenting the new iPhone at an Apple event. Not many entrepreneurs want to learn how to be Steve Jobs the day-to-day innovation grind. Innovators in large companies are not any different. I …

Innovation

Brydge keyboard turns your Surface Pro into a comfortable, sturdy laptop (hands-on)

Because the Brydge keyboard accessory doesn't use the Surface's kickstand, you get more flexibility.<p>The Surface Pro 4 is our favorite Windows tablet, and there are many keyboard accessories out there that allow you to use the device like a laptop (including Microsoft's own Type Cover). Most of …

Should Internal Candidates Get An Advantage?

Dear Liz,<p>I hope you can help me resolve a long-standing disagreement in my company, where I am the HR Manager.<p>When I got here three years ago our job openings were posted on the bulletin board (physical and electronic) for our current employees to see and opened to external candidates on the same …

Things Not to Say in a Startup Job Interview

This guest column is authored by Anjli Jain, Managing Partner at EVC Ventures<p>Applying for a job in a startup and applying for a job in a corporate, …

This is the best way to motivate your kids to achieve success according to a behavioral economist

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations." He discusses how focusing on the process instead of the outcome helps lead to success.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Rogue One review: this is the first Star Wars movie to acknowledge the whole franchise is about war

It’s often incoherent and messy. But it’s also beautiful and has a strong central theme.<p>People die in <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>. A lot of them.<p>They die horrible deaths in spaceship crashes. They’re cut down by light sabers. They’re obliterated by giant explosions. They die brutally and nastily …

Best 7 online privacy tools 2016 – VPNs, anonymous search, and browser secrecy

It’s one of the Internet’s oft-mentioned ‘creepy’ moments. A user is served a banner ad in their browser promoting products on a site they visited …

8 Scrum Best Practices That Make your Meetings Fruitful

Meetings are an important component of our professional lives. With the sheer number of meetings that are taking place every month, it is imperative …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer or …

Leadership

6 Amazing Tips About Senior Entrepreneurship I Learned From My Dad

The entrepreneurial journey is a harsh learning curve many have softened by starting when they had a lifetime of wisdom accummulated.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My Dad never gives up, he never takes it lying down… he started his own blog at the age of 64, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Phrases You'll Always Hear From Confident Leaders

The best bosses use these words and short phrases to motivate and encourage their teams.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you've just started training your first hire or you've been managing scores of people for …

Self-improvement

How Do You Build a Better Productivity System? You ACT.

I’m often asked about the tools I use to be more productive. Whether it’s a to do list app (of which I’ve tried many), a note taking or writing app, …

An executive coach explains how to learn in 2 days what normally takes 6 months

If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to do it,</i> so you don't  —  until either you have to or it's too late.<p>Can you relate?<p>Unfortunately, having a lack of …

There Are 7 Types of Ultra-Likable Leaders: Which One Are You?

As you scan the horizon looking for the next best class of Millennial leaders, make sure they fall into one (or all) of these categories.<p>First the bad news: 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop their leadership pipeline. But only <i>40 percent</i> believe their current pool of …

Leadership

Only 7 Percent of Employees Are Productive (But Most Are Miserable)

The proof is in the data -- remote work leads to more productive companies.<p>Do you want your team to be happier and more productive? Then stop making everyone work in an office.<p>A growing body of research suggests that remote work helps people be more productive -- upending the idea that teams must …

The Workplace

5 Key Traits of a Successful Business Leader

Shown Above: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet, Inc.<p><i>This guest column is by Ashish Jhalani, Founder, eTailing India</i><p>Leadership is an …

Leadership

Yes, You Should Always Make Time for One-on-One Meetings With Your Employees

This old-school meeting strategy is still the best way to communicate with employees. Here's how to pull it off with success.<p>In Gallup's extensive employee engagement study, they found that not having clear goals and expectations is one of the top five reasons why employees are disengaged.<p>So ironic …

Employee Engagement