Aaron Gilcreast

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Hard Work? It's Not All It's Cracked up to Be. It May Even Be Irrelevant. Here's Why.

Ever hear of how Neflix let go of many of its hardest-working employees in favor of those who most greatly impacted the company's bottom line?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a young age, we're raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as …

The former CEO of Walgreens liked a legendary NFL coach's advice so much, he got it engraved on his briefcase

<b>• Former Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson was inspired to be a more instinctual leader by a quote he read in Sports Illustrated.</b><p><b>• He told Business Insider about a time his strategy helped him break open a market for the chain in Los Vegas.</b><p>Since childhood, ex-Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson has been a diehard …

Las Vegas

We Asked Men and Women to Wear Sensors at Work. They Act the Same but Are Treated Very Differently

Gender equality remains frustratingly elusive. Women are underrepresented in the C-suite, receive lower salaries, and are less likely to receive a critical first promotion to manager than men. Numerous causes have been suggested, but one argument that persists points to differences in men and …

Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs

Tax season has arrived, as the Super Bowl recently reminded us: In the first half alone, two commercials encouraged viewers to trust computers to do …

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style

How she turned her company around is reason alone to call this debate over.<p>In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It …

R&D Spending Is a Rare Bright Spot in Business Investment

Second quarter saw the biggest jump in outlays for research in a decade<p>American businesses are building fewer buildings and buying fewer machines, but they have continued to spend on a key ingredient of future productivity and economic growth: research and development.<p>Private fixed investment in …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

SEC Probes Whether Companies Are Misusing Adjusted Earnings Metrics

SEC’s inquiries focusing on if companies use adjusted earnings too prominently<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division has informed some companies in recent weeks that it is examining their use of adjusted earnings measures, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The …

Financial Regulation

CenturyLink in Advanced Talks to Merge With Level 3 Communications

A deal could be announced in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter say<p>CenturyLink Inc. is in advanced talks to merge with Level 3 Communications Inc., a deal that would give the business-telecommunications companies greater heft in a brutally competitive industry.<p>A deal could be …

The Big Media Bogeyman

AT&T’s deal will be a test of Silicon Valley’s strategic silence on Obama regulation.<p>As always in big media deals, this week’s proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner is eliciting opposition that is ferocious, idiotic and almost contentless. Donald Trump, a touchstone of deep policy thought, was …

Time Warner

The Daily Shot: Make Sense of Monday’s Markets in 55 Charts

Welcome to the Wall Street Journal’s Daily Shot — an entirely new and graphical way to “speed read” markets and economics news for the day ahead. The Daily Shot is now a staple of the Journal’s market coverage, and starting on November 1, Journal subscribers will be able to receive it directly to …

Dow Jones

AT&T Faces Political Barrage Over Time Warner Deal

$85.4 billion deal is questioned by politicians, industry groups, media and telecom rivals<p>By<p>Thomas Gryta,<p>Thomas Gryta<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@tgryta<p>Google+<p>Thomas.Gryta@wsj.com<p>Shalini Ramachandran and<p>Shalini Ramachandran<p>The Wall Street …

Time Warner

A Case for Revenue Weighting

The search for the best way to represent or gain exposure to the market had, until recently, experienced two major milestones:<p>In 1896, Charles Dow …

27 charts that will change how you think about the American economy - Vox

The US economy is changing — and not always in the ways people expect. Fewer people are working in the manufacturing sector, yet we're producing more manufactured goods than ever. In many ways, the US economy is less dynamic than is commonly believed — the number of startups is dropping, people are …

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

Time Management

How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value

Companies that actively and regularly reevaluate where resources are allocated create more value and deliver higher returns to shareholders.<p><b>“Dynamic</b> …

How to Cure This Incredibly Common Toxic Leadership Habit

Leaders say this "tiny" fault might be a problem. It is, and here's how to address it.<p>When CEOs describe a personal goal for their coaching, they are reluctant to bring this point up. It's just...something that comes up in feedback. Or they recall an upsetting episode. Or they admit to the problem, …

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Verizon Names New CFO to Replace Fran Shammo

By<p>Vipal Monga<p>Vipal Monga<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@vipalmonga<p>Google+<p>vipal.monga@wsj.com<p>Fran Shammo, Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications Inc. plans to retire at the end of the year, after 27 years at the company.<p>Matthew Ellis, currently CFO for Verizon’s wireless and wireline …

Verizon

How Verizon's Faster Download Speeds Lapped the Field

Wireless carriers have been slowly rolling out a new technology for the past few years to increase maximum download speeds on their networks.<p>But on …

Verizon Wireless Now Promises 300Mbps Speeds

America's fastest mobile network is getting faster. Verizon today announced that it's speeding up its LTE network, to theoretical maximum speeds of 300Mbps, using a technology known as three-carrier aggregation.<p>Carrier aggregation bonds together separated lanes of spectrum so they can be used as …

Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

The answer to excessive micromanaging, we’re often told, is to learn to trust our reports, empowering them to make decisions for themselves. Yet that sounds far easier than it actually is. In practice, many bosses fail to delegate because they haven’t cultivated a set of underlying mindsets and …

T-Mobile, Sprint Bring Back Unlimited Data

T-Mobile to stop selling monthly data packages, while Sprint drops prices for unlimited service<p>After years of trying to wean Americans off unlimited data plans and get smartphone users to pay more for heavy use, the wireless industry is reversing course.<p>The country’s two smaller operators—T-Mobile …

T-Mobile

'Wireless fiber' may bring an end to those awful internet provider monopolies

Internet providers are increasingly embracing a technology that provides fast, reliable connections in areas across the country that lack …

IBM's New Artificial Neurons a Big Step Toward Powerful Brain-Like Computers

Thanks to a sleek new computer chip developed by IBM, we are one step closer to making computers work like the brain.<p>The neuromorphic chip is made …

Engineering

Google’s High-Speed Web Plans Hit Snags

After initial rollouts prove costly, Google Fiber rethinks how to deliver connections in metro areas<p>Google parent Alphabet Inc. is rethinking its high-speed internet business after initial rollouts proved more expensive and time consuming than anticipated, a stark contrast to the fanfare that …

Google Fiber

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5 Future Visions to Fuel Your Imagination of What's Possible

Through the lens of imagination, humankind has the ability to see far beyond the present. The strongest of these guiding visions tend to coalesce and …

Singularity

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Six secrets to true originality

Author and professor Adam Grant shares six tips on generating great ideas, including reframing your creative process, not worrying about being too …

Creativity