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People Offer Better Ideas When They Can’t See What Others Suggest

Companies from BMW to Kraft have invested a good deal in soliciting “open innovation” ideas from consumers, but the results have been underwhelming: Of the more than 23,000 ideas gathered by Dell’s Idea Storm site, only 2% have been put to use, and Starbucks has implemented an even smaller fraction …

Innovation

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p><i>When preparing a presentation, we all remember to think about the basics: what you want to say, the data you need to back it up, any visuals that might help. But what about the people you’re presenting to? The following excerpt from the book</i> Presentations <i>will help you</i> …

Management

Tesla hackers explain how they did it at Defcon

<i>Note: As stated below, Tesla has already patched many of the vulnerabilities discussed here in a recent patch.</i><p>LAS VEGAS -- It is very difficult to hack a Tesla Model S, but it's not impossible. Last week, researchers Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers demonstrated that they were able to remotely unlock …

Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility

People jump to all kinds of conclusions about you when they read documents you have written. They decide, for instance, how smart, how creative, how well organized, how trustworthy, and how considerate you are. And once they have made up their minds, it is hard to get them to see you differently. …

Writing

Best Advice I Ever Got: Your Mindset Is Everything

What's the value of a great idea if you don't do something with it?<p><i>Raymond Kishk is the founder of Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating. In business for more than three decades, Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating provides professional HVAC services in NYC. Bringing a true passion for the</i> …

Self-improvement

Por qué el polémico motor EmDrive es realmente imposible según la física

Se llama EmDrive y es un motor supuestamente revolucionario que la “NASA” ha probado con éxito. Es casi “mágico”: no necesita combustible y en teoría …

Jobscan Helps You Write Better Resumes

If you apply for a position at a large company, there is a chance that a human won’t even look at your resume. Many human resources department now use application tracking software (ATS) to help them sift through hundreds of applications.<p>While this saves them time, it means that promising …

Employment

6 Steps To Be Viewed As More Powerful At Work

Striking a confident pose might be enough to significantly impact how powerful you’re perceived at work, but these steps can get you there.<p>If there were any logic to our language, power could be a dirty word. Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer posits that the idea of power goes against most …

Body Language

Workflow Is The Most Impressive Productivity App We've Ever Seen

Imagine you could create a single button on your iPhone that does whatever you want.<p>Want to order an Uber for your next Calendar event? Easy. Want a button designated for calling mom? Done. Wish you could tap a button and get directions to the nearest coffee shop? Who wouldn't? Want to tweet the …

11 Best Mobile App Development Frameworks

Android, Apple, Apps, Google, Tools<p>A+ A-<p>Email Print<p>https://www.fromdev.com/2015/02/mobile-app-framework-html5.html<p>Looking for best html5 mobile …

3 Reasons Trust Now Matters More Than Ever in Sales

Sales tricks may work a few times, but customers won't stand for them for long.<p>There's always been certain kind of salesperson who thinks it's OK to "bend the rules" a little bit as long as they get to the result that they want. I thought of that the other day when I got an email with a subject …

Customers

The Secret to Winning More Clients: Be Weirder

Stop trying to flawlessly polish your brand, argues one successful freelancer. A few rough edges are good for business.<p>Go looking for personal branding advice online and you'll see A LOT of slick self-promotion. Those selling advice on how to get noticed (and paid) for your expertise and skills, …

Business Strategy

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

Management

2 Ways to Quickly Expand Your Network

Make new friends. Reconnect with old ones. Introduce one to the other. Repeat.<p><i>Good karma.</i><p><i>What goes around comes around.</i><p><i>You reap what you sow.</i><p>Whether or not one believes those things, we all hope to enjoy the boomerang benefits of good behavior. In his fantastic book "Give and Take," Wharton …

Entrepreneurship

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

No Man’s Sky llegará a PC después de su lanzamiento en PS4

<b>No man's Sky</b>, uno de los juegos indie más interesantes de los presentados en el E3 2014 y que desde luego hizo las delicias a todos los que tuvieron …

See through walls on ... your iPhone! - CNN Video

What Does Your Logo Color Say About Your Company?

Different shades are associated with different emotions and industries. Is your logo conveying what you want it to?<p>Logos might seem small and inconsequential, but research says otherwise. One recent study, for instance, found that the best logos have a significant impact on the bottom line with …

Graphic Design

Neat Effects, No Code Required

Bounce, swivel, spin. Today’s interface design is all about making things move. But the tools we use to create those interactions haven’t kept pace …

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology

The more you know about your customers, the better. If you know what makes people tick, the better off your business will be. Having at least a basic …

8 Tips for Writing A Great Article

Business owners need to create content for their websites.<p>And you, as blogger, need to write quality articles for your site.<p>Yet, many people have …

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we …

Body Language

The Psychology of Landing Page Videos (+5 Video Optimization Tips)

A video can help your prospects take the leap of faith. Image by Libby Levi.<p>Great landing pages have one goal: to get visitors to take action. And …

Videography

5 Psychological Tactics Marketers Use To Influence Consumer Behavior

In a quest to understand what drives consumers’ decisions, marketers have turned to psychology to understand what could make an impact.<p>The vast majority of marketers aren’t psychologists. But many successful marketers regularly employ psychology in appealing to consumers.<p>Smart, skillful, honest …

All You Need to Know About Marketing in One Simple Sentence

No, really. These 31 words can make your life substantially easier.<p>Let's begin with the single sentence promised in the headline, and then I will explain:<p>1. Why it is true, and<p>2. How I came to this conclusion.<p>Here's the sentence:<p><i>Marketing, reduced to its absolute basics, is remarkably simple: You</i> …

Marketing

The Secret to Winning an Argument Is Ridiculously Simple

The only way to get someone to agree with you is get them to rethink their own position.<p>If you want to change someone's opinion, ask the person <i>how</i> he or she would do something instead of <i>why.</i><p>The insight comes from University of Colorado psychologist Philip M. Fernbach in a paper with the telling …

University of Chicago

Learn To Be A Roboticist—In Your Undies

You don't even have to get out of bed.<p>Mastering robots in the company of professors doesn’t require a classroom. Or even pants. EdX, a remote-learning site run by Harvard and MIT, offers dozens of free online courses, including one called Autonomous Mobile Robots. We audited a class to see what it …

Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' <i>Loading Human</i>, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the adventure game genre, only instead of pointing and clicking, you're <i>in</i> that world. Solving puzzles and …

Chrome Experiment: Spell Up Word Game to Improve Your English

Google today released a new Chrome experiment called Spell Up, a word game designed to help improve your grasp of the English language using only your voice. You can try out what the company calls a “virtual spelling bee, with a twist” at chrome.com/spellup.<p>Since this is a Google project, Spell Up …

Less Is More: Why You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

In an age of information overload, brevity is the skill we need to be heard and be successful.<p>We’ve all heard the phrase “less is more” yet many of us still have a tendency to over-explain, send lengthy emails, and book hour-long meetings that only have 20 minutes of real content.<p>The problem is …

Public Speaking