Rob Anderson

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6 Things Good CEOs Always Do to Connect With Employees

I proposed this powerful engagement strategy to a former CEO, and he rejected it. His loss, your gain.<p>A CEO I reported to back in my corporate days suffered from a condition I call invisible executive syndrome.<p>He dwelled in the safety and comfort of his office most of the 50-plus hours he put in …

So You Want to Be CEO? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know First

If the CEO title is in your sights, here are five skills you'll want to hone.<p>Bezos. Zuckerberg. Musk. Jobs. Buffet. Branson. Our favorite CEOs are rock stars in the business world, recognized for their vision, big personalities and success. But the mighty can fall--just ask Marissa Meyer and Tony …

Stripe acquires Indie Hackers, a knowledge-sharing community for entrepreneurs

Stripe has acquired Indie Hackers, a website and community focusing on helping entrepreneurs become profitable while remaining independent. News of the acquisition broke through a blog post by Indie Hackers founder Courtland Allen and was quickly confirmed by Stripe’s twitter account.<p>“When I set …

How a Disconnected Corporate Culture Cost United Airlines $800 Million Overnight

If you don't proactively shape your corporate culture, it can morph into something that does your business more harm than good.<p>Corporate culture impacts your bottom line. Fact.<p>If you were ever skeptical about this truth in the past, look at what's been unfolding with United Airlines as your …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

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Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will also increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, …

The Script That New Managers Need To Use When Meeting Their New Employees

New managers have a fair number of challenges; maybe they’re a manager for the first time, or taking over a new team that loved their previous manager, or they got promoted over some of the employees they now have to manage.<p>Whatever the situation, the first thing a new manager has to do, before …

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Self-Evaluation: The Genesis of all Improvement

The importance of self-evaluation is an incredibly valuable lesson I learned from one of the greatest pitching coaches of all time, Dave Duncan.<p>Business leaders often find themselves in the position of being the expert on a subject, with the knowledge of how to make improvements or solve problems. …

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will

To achieve a high level of excellence, you need to do more than just show up.<p>In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of …

'I take portraits of gods': the photography of Nobuyuki Kobayashi – in pictures

With his gorgeous and patiently realised black and white images, Kobayashi searches for a spiritual dimension in the calm beauty of nature

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve …

Here Are the Podcasts That Influencers Turn to for Inspiration

With a wealth of insight on every topic imaginable, podcasts are becoming almost as popular as music as a source for inspiration. We asked some …

Hubble Finds a Star Missing Since the Middle Ages

Medieval Europe wasn’t the only place in the universe marred by war during the Middle Ages. In the 1400s, there was a celestial battle raging in the …

How Establishing Core Values Drives Success

The values upon which your company is built tell the world what you believe is important and what to expect from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why are you here?<p>Why does your company exist?<p>What makes your company unique or better?<p>Why should I buy from you?<p>These are …

How Quantum Teleportation Actually Works

Teleportation is real, thanks to quantum entanglement.<p>Teleportation is pretty firmly situated in the realm of science fiction. We may not be able to teleport objects or people from place to place in an instant, but there are scenarios where teleportation can be achieved. Not only is it possible, …

Creating a Performance-Based Culture

The future of work is definitely shifting to a performance-focused culture, and San Diego Zoo Global is leading the change.<p>When Tim Mulligan joined San Diego Zoo Global at the Chief Human Resources Officer in 2004, he faced an uphill battle. The nonprofit zoo was performing well and was at the top …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

<b>“All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom</b><p>The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind …

Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough (This Will Free Your Mind to do its Best Work)

<i>“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” — </i><b>Vincent Van Gogh</b><p>Creativity …

6 Ways Stressful Times Can Make Your Team Stronger

Adversity can bring out the best -- or the worst in people<p>Adversity can bring out the best -- or the worst in people. Much depends on leadership. If your business is going through a time of transition or other stresses, there is a unique opportunity to use it to make your team that much …

Why even the best feedback can bring out the worst in us

Our minds have many cunning strategies for shunning feedback – but there are ways to avoid these traps, say psychologists Robert Nash and Naomi Winstone.<p>There’s a curious thing about people. All of us are driven in some way or another to achieve – we want to run faster, be more creative, win more …

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The 1 Thing Good Leaders Never Do

Get ready to eat some humble pie.<p>Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" …

How to cultivate a creative corporate culture

When Bernhard Schroeder was asked to teach creativity to entrepreneurs at San Diego State University – after advising top firms on marketing followed by time as a turnaround consultant – he wondered how it was taught around the world. After researching, he came up with a formula he calls the …

6 impressive structures built around living trees

Treehouses hold a special magic. They hint at escape, and an opportunity to transcend the busyness of life; connect with nature. An example of …

Scientists prove it's possible to build a DNA computer

This decades-old theoretical concept is inching closer to reality.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If you think of DNA as being the code for generating life, then it's not hard to see it as capable of …

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The Ollie Chair, A Stylish Slatted Wooden Chair That Quickly Folds Flat and Looks Good When Not in Use

The Ollie Chair is a stylish slatted wooden chair by Brooklyn design studio RockPaperRobot that quickly folds flat and looks good even when not in …

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX, says that two private individuals have hired his firm to fly a manned mission around the moon in late 2018.<p>Musk said that the two individuals had not given his company permission to release their names, but that they knew each other and …