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Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 9 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

Marketing

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

European Travel

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted by …

Artificial Intelligence

How CEOs Without College Degrees Got to the Top

Employers are continually upping the ante on academic credentials. Nearly a third of jobs that once required only a high-school diploma now demand a four-year college degree, while one in four jobs that used to require a bachelor’s degree now require a master’s degree. Meanwhile, 75% of Americans …

CEOs

Bitcoin for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Still confused about bitcoin? Don't know what cryptocurrency is? Can't figure out why anyone would want to make a chain out of blocks? You've come to …

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan | Inc.com

Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, though...that's more of a challenge.<p>The first step to writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan is to understand what marketing …

Marketing

Blockchain Could Make the Insurance Industry Much More Transparent

While Edward Lloyd is largely credited with commercializing the insurance industry, with the creation of his namesake firm, Lloyd’s, over 330 years ago, the original concept of spreading risk (or “mutualizing”) goes back even further. Hundreds of years before Lloyd’s was formed, Chinese merchants …

Don’t Spend Your Life Making Up Your Mind

“Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chas­ing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron, and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas,” reported <i>The New York Times</i> in 2008. “He inherited an estimated $90 …

The 1 Mistake That Causes Most Innovators to Fail, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor | Inc.com

You've created an innovative product. Customers love it and pay you quite well for it. You plow your profits back into R&D, making your product ever better, more powerful, and more useful to your customers. This may sound like a formula for success but it's actually the opposite, according to …

Innovation

How CEOs Can Manage Strategic Tensions

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two “right” answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs — choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, …

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How a game can help you learn strategy

<i>This is the third post in a series of posts sharing insights from the forthcoming book "Your Strategy Needs a Strategy".</i><p>In my previous two posts, I …

The Price of Wall Street’s Power

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 060, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 199 cm<p>Boeing’s launch of the 787 was marred by massive cost overruns and battery fires. Any product can have technical problems, but the striking thing about the 787’s is that they stemmed from exactly …

Turkey and South Africa's Interest Rate Hikes Still Might Save Emerging Markets From The Federal Reserve

The surprising decision by central banks in Turkey and South Africa to raise rates – against conventional wisdom – may be the best hope emerging markets have to limit the damage done by a Federal Reserve which forgets it makes monetary policy, not only for America, but the whole world. These …

Emerging Market Firms Need a Diaspora Strategy

Emerging market diaspora populations have been on the rise, thanks to the continued march of globalization, and today’s diaspora communities are better connected with their homelands than ever before. That’s due both due to increasing information flows (e.g. democratized communication technologies …

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

Economies of Unscale: Why Business Has Never Been Easier for the Little Guy

The American worker just can’t seem to get a break. Automation is wiping out whole job categories, from cashiers to machine-builders, while pressures from globalization, trade, and new Internet-driven business models have disrupted industries and displaced hundreds of thousands of workers. And the …

Tesla shares down 13% on analyst skepticism

Tesla shares plunged 14.3% to $109.05 Tuesday after a Goldman Sachs research analyst said the stock is overvalued and likely is worth about $83.<p>Goldman's Patrick Archambault said the electric carmaker's shares are worth $58 worst-case scenario and about $113 a share under the best-case scenario. …

Apple notifies iTunes users of $100M in-app purchase settlement details, $5 credit to those inappropriately charged under $30

Parents of kids who racked up hundreds of even thousands of dollars in in-app purchases can now begin to seek compensation for their bills.<p>The “Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator” just sent out an email with information regarding the settlement and deadlines for submitting payment …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

What is a quantum computer?

QUANTUM mechanics and computers traditionally don't mix. The strange fuzziness of the quantum world is a big obstacle for chip designers, who work …

How to Really Understand Someone Else’s Point of View

The most influential people strive for genuine buy in and commitment — they don’t rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. That was our conclusion after interviewing over 100 highly respected influences across many different industries and organizations for our recent …

Why are your friends more popular than you?

DO YOU ever feel like your friends are more popular than you are? That may be because it is true—for nearly everyone. This odd result, dubbed the …

Why Airports Always Lose Your Bag [Infographic]

Just never, ever transfer and you might be okay!<p>You're heading home for the holidays or vacation when--_whoops!_--your bag falls into the clutches of the airline underbelly. What happened?<p>Well, it could've been a lot of things, according to this infographic from Boldface and Irish Independent. If …

FYI: How Much Cocaine Can You Fit In Your, Ahem, Body?

The science of drug muling<p>The first thing you learn, when investigating drug muling, is that muling is a very common and efficient way of transporting contraband. The second thing you learn is that you have no idea how elastic the gastrointestinal tract is.<p>There are two kinds of mules. The first is …