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Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Is Apple The World's Most Innovative Company (Still)?

Boston Consulting Group ranks Apple as the world’s most innovative company–as it has every year since 2005 when it first put out its most innovative companies list. That’s quite a contrast to Forbes’ own 2013 list of most innovative companies, which we released in August. Our No. 1: Salesforce.com, …

8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you started your business, you knew what you wanted to do. But over time, things can get a little cloudy.<p>"As businesses become more complex, ideas change and 'shiny objects' pop up to knock you off track," says Gino Wickman, founder …

Entrepreneurship

Shanghai Prepares For New World Order

There’s only so much money to go around. It really doesn’t grow on trees anymore. International banks will have to invest their money wisely. Not in equity or bond funds, per se. But in a physical presence. In employees. The new Shanghai Free Trade Zone means many of the big international banks …

Want To Grow Your Business? Grow Your People! Part 2

The people on the front lines need to have the freedom and accountability to make good decisions. They are in a position to notice things, small things that can make big differences. Often good ideas are suppressed or wasted because people don’t feel empowered to bring them to anyone’s attention, …

Small Tweaks To Make Your Work And Life Better

Years ago, author and consultant Cali Williams Yost used to try to talk to executives about ‘work-life balance.’ That all changed when one senior leader pulled her aside. “He said, ‘I’m going to take pity on you and tell you what’s going on. Every time I hear ‘work-life balance,’ I hear ‘work …

When A Startup Worth Hundreds Of Millions Goes Dark: Klout's Quiet Year Of Growth And Struggle

It's a question all startups have to answer between giant fundraises and figuring out business models.<p>Some growing companies, like Twitter and Facebook, handle adolescence well. For others it's awkward and takes serious soul searching to find a place in the business world.<p>Klout is one of those …

Startups

Shake On It: New App Puts Legally Binding Documents At Your Fingertips

You’re at a networking event in San Francisco’s Mission District—or Manhattan’s Flatiron, it’s all the same—and you’re approached by a tall dark stranger. As he begins to tell you about his brilliant new startup, guaranteed to disrupt this global market or that one, he whips out his iPhone. “You …

Hugo Barra discusses his move to Xiaomi, and why he left Google

In a recent interview with Kara Swisher of <i>All Things D,</i> Hugo Barra was candid about his involvement with Xiaomi, and his reasons for leaving Google. Barra discussed all kinds of things from why the Chinese device manufacturer is so impressive, to his transparent exit strategy from Google.<p>Bin Lin, …

Xiaomi

The latest tech weapons the US might deploy in Syria

US military commanders often see conflicts as opportunities to use recently developed technology. Here are the latest weapons or systems that may be used and why - from microwave to cyber weapons.<p>Military action against Syria may have been put on hold, at least for now. But as the US military has …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Galaxy What? ASUS Transforms Your Zen With Impressive Tablets, Phablets And Ultrabooks At IFA

Samsung may be dishing up their latest offering of Galaxy bling this week but they’re not the only manufacturer in Berlin making noise with new mobile technologies at the IFA show. ASUS has decided to use the European venue to announce a number of notebooks and tablets that offer interesting and …

The 6 Weight-Loss Tips That Science Actually Knows Work

Some of the weight loss articles out there these days are getting a little nutty. New scientific studies that shed light on how metabolism works are wonderful and valuable in their own right, but when findings get morphed into magical new “tips” for losing weight, something’s amiss. Some recent …

Seven Types of Sales Managers

Over the past decade, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of vice presidents of sales, and like all of people, each has a unique personality. Some are gregarious. Some are assertive. Some are action-oriented. But even as I observe their individual differences, I have recognized patterns of behavior, …

7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying.<p>Prof. Leonard J. …

BitTorrent Sync: Everything you need to know

There are a lot of ways to sync files between your PC and your various mobile devices. The most popular one is cloud storage, but there are other ways. BitTorrent Sync is an app that keeps your phone synced to your computer and both synced to your tablet. It’s a unique and powerful application and …

Apps

The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

<i>This is a guest post by Ben Thomas, a journalist who writes about the brain. He blogs at The Connectome. You can find him on Twitter.</i><p>We humans are the only creatures that actively study our own minds, fine-tuning our thought processes for greater efficiency and accuracy. We strain for the slightest …

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega Review: A Step Too Far For A Smartphone

Following on from last week’s thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Mega, I’ve spent seven days with the phone/tablet hybrid. Leave your perceptions at the door, because behind the 6.3 inch screen is a decidedly mid-range Android device that will struggle to find an audience looking for the average …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

Interview Body Language Gaffes That Can Cost You The Job

You’ve sent in your perfectly manicured résumé and flawless cover letter. You’ve researched the company and gave brilliant responses to tough interview questions. You may be the most qualified candidate—but forget to smile, slouch in your chair or fail to make eye contact during the interview, and …

Galaxy Gear concept video insists on a flexible display smartwatch

A video shows off a Galaxy Gear concept “built” around existing Galaxy Gear patents, rumors and speculation about the smartwatch that’s expected to be unveiled in early September alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p>While the video is inspired on existing Galaxy Gear online chatter (just like previous …

Electronics Industry

The Big Lesson About Leadership From Steve Jobs

A great deal has been written about the co-founder of Apple Computer in the aftermath of his passing. Colorful stories abound about his brilliance at developing products that millions of people have fallen in love with. This week a feature film was released about his life. A vibrant life. At the …