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Seven Smart Ways To Help Out Your Exhausted Employees

Today’s employees often have heavier individual workloads than ever in the wake of routine budget cuts. Home life has gotten more challenging as well. As a manager or business owner, you shouldn’t ignore the exhaustion your workers likely feel as a result, or you could face a significant decline in …

If You Want More Productive Employees, Learn How To Get Out Of Their Way

Smart, successful managers hire well-qualified, skilled employees to get things done. If you’ve hired right, they should even be more highly qualified than you in the job you’ve hired them to do.<p>After all, your success depends on their success.<p>So instead of getting in their way, help them get the …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

Xbox is an essential piece of the new Microsoft pie, says departing CEO Steve Ballmer

In his final speech as CEO at a Microsoft shareholder meeting, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer fired a shot across the bow of those who are rumored to be thinking of splitting the company into component parts and selling some of them.<p>Like possible new CEO Steven Elop, for example.<p>One of the candidates …

Apple Doubles Down on Retail

Tech giant <b>Apple</b> turned the retail industry on its head when it opened the first of its impressively successful retails stores in 2001.<p>Apple has since …

Why Google's Retail Push Is A Sign Of The Times

Google is spreading its retail wings in all kinds of directions.<p>In its latest retail play, the search engine of record has just opened Google Winter Wonderlab holiday pop-up stores.<p>The six stores in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Sacramento feature …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

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How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

The Top 10 Mistakes 20-Somethings Make Regarding Real Estate

You probably think I'm just a bit crazy for including the phrase "20-something" and "real estate" in the same title.<p>Okay, maybe you have a point. At this point in life, many 20-somethings are more interested in when the next game of Call of Duty will start than the best way to start building their …

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

When PlayStation 3 was first released by electronics giant Sony in 2006, it was sold at a loss with the hope of making money back on individual games.<p>…

Microsoft and Nokia ready for long fight

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia shareholders have approved a deal allowing Microsoft to purchase the Finnish smartphone maker’s Devices and Services unit. Of the shareholders surveyed, 99.7 percent who participated in the vote agreed with the Microsoft sale, representing around four-fifths of Nokia's shares, according to …

Five Ways To Be Amazing At Work

<i>This is a guest post by Steve Siebold, a corporate consultant and author of</i> 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class.<p>In every company, there are a few employees who stand out. They’re the ones who always finish first, get recognized for their accomplishments and eventually make their way up …

Steve Ballmer: Here's The Real Reason I'm Leaving Microsoft

In it, he gives his fullest explanation for why he's stepping down as CEO of Microsoft.<p>It sounds like Ballmer decided it was time to leave after getting a certain amount of nudging from his board members.<p>In January, Ballmer was laying out his plan to combat the rise of the iPhone and Android to his …

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Heinz says three North American plants to close

<b>Food maker Heinz has announced the closure of two plants in the United States and one in Canada.</b><p>The firm says 1,350 jobs will be lost, which adds to the 600 job cuts announced in August.<p>Heinz was bought in June by Berkshire Hathaway, the investment firm owned by Warren Buffet, for $12.3bn.<p>The cuts …

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Berkshire Hathaway Buys $3.45 Billion Stake In Exxon Mobil

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in Exxon Mobil Corp, after buying 40.1 million shares in the world's largest publicly traded oil company.<p>The purchase was disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed …

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Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for change

Microsoft board pressured Ballmer to move a lot quicker<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning his retirement in the next nine months from the software giant he helped build, but he’s also assisting with a reorganization for his successor. In exclusive interviews with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, …

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

Can you imagine Cupertino greeting a new Samsung Galaxy with a congratulatory tweet? Well, it seems things are different in the gaming world.<p>There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves …

Gear & Gadgets

Could Google or Tencent Beat Facebook to Buying Snapchat?

Right now, Snapchat is having its “belle of the ball” moment.<p>The mobile messaging service — which lets users exchange photos and video that disappear …