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Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin.<p>24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first time.<p>Check out the …

Cryptocurrency

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article,”Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major corporate change programs remains essentially unchanged — it still hovers at …

Management

Accomplish More by Committing to Less

Believing that more is always more is a dangerous assumption.<p>There’s a cost to complexity. Every time you commit to something new, you not only commit to doing the work itself, but also remembering to do the work, dealing with the administrative overhead, and to getting it all done in the time …

Management

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6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

Self-improvement

THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of payment apps, mobile registers, e-commerce, and the decline of cash and checks. We also show where the payments industry is headed. Many of the slides are based on charts exclusive to BI Intelligence.<p><i>BI</i> …

Zappos' New Secret Weapon: Personal Shopping

With the Ask Zappos service, the retailer could redefine online shopping all over again.<p>Fanatical customer service has always been a way of life at Zappos. Now the brand is taking it one step further.<p>CNET reports the online retailer, which is owned by Amazon, is testing a new personal shopping …

eCommerce

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Mission History Map

<b>By Molly Roy</b><p>There’s loads of Mission history and we’ve put some of it on a map for you. Get the full, downloadable map here.

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink …

Save Your Next Staff Meeting From Itself

While many leaders see staff meetings as vital to the success of their organization, most employees see them as a painful waste of time. As a result, employees arrive or leave whenever they wish; check their emails; doodle; or use the time to make to-do lists of all the things they’re <i>not</i> getting …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

“There are several reasons why our days have swelled,” says productivity consultant and author of<i>Never Check Email In The Morning</i> Julie Morgenstern. “Companies continuously are trying to hire as few people as possible. Our roles are continuously changing, the world is changing, we’re in a time of …

How to Answer The "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question

Preparing for an interview? You might be dreading the common <b>“Tell me about yourself” question.</b><p>Whether you’ve been on a leadership job hunt for some …

Employment

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

Public Speaking