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Should you buy bitcoin? Warren Buffett’s $1M bet has a hidden lesson for cryptocurrency investors.

A major trend in 2017 was the growing number of big investors (and banks) finally embracing cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, lending more credibility …

Understanding Microservices and Microservice Architecture

Have you noticed what a cornucopia of buzz-words the technology world is? It seems that we’re in a never-ending quest to put as many words before …

Microsoft veteran Julie Larson-Green is known for building successful teams — here's how she does it

Julie Larson-Green had a storied 25-year career at Microsoft where she worked on everything from Windows to Microsoft Office to Surface devices.<p>She left Microsoft in November and landed at Qualtrics, the Provo-Utah based startup valued at $2 billion that offers survey software. She's taking on the …

Motorsport

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are "bozos"

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

Steve Jobs

This free online tool price matches all of your purchases for you — and automatically gets you refunds

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Paribus<p>Imagine getting an automatic refund on things you already own. For instance, you got a coffee maker for $70, and you really love …

Shopping

The 4 gadgets you need to create an amazing smart home setup for under $250

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If you’ve waited until now to start your smart home, your patience has paid off.<p>Technology has gotten better, cheaper, and smaller …

Smart Homes

This Brilliant Email From Netflix Was a Master Class in Dealing With a Legal Issue

You've never read an email quite like this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Big companies can be a touch inhuman, despite Mitt Romney's insistence that they're people too.<p>They have rafts of lawyers who want companies to behave …

TV

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

Telling people what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.<p>It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

Employee Engagement

A robot named Heliograf got hundreds of stories published last year

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots, pizza delivery robots, and even a …

Journalism

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have summarized the top …

'Get Sh*t Done' Is This Company's Rallying Cry. Here's Why It Should Be Yours, Too.

As leader, you need to walk the line between aggressive driver of work and supportive coach. Here's how to do that.<p>Hard work. Determination. Grit. Stamina. Drive. No doubt you’ve been taught that cultivating these virtues leads to success, and that seems to make sense on the surface. According to a</i> …

Body Language

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right

Millennials get a bad rap. Here's what leaders should really know about the U.S.'s largest workforce.<p>I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected …

Leadership

The One Change That Might Save The Dying Performance Review

Just measuring performance only gets you so far. Here’s how to track whether everyone behaves in ways that match your values.<p>Organizations and managers expend enormous amounts of time and effort tracking employees’ processes and results. Plenty are no longer seeing the payoff, with many …

How IT leaders employ agile and DevOps for strategic advantage

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything,” President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously remarked. Plans of any sort require retooling once they …

Project Management

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

Here's the Kind of Person You Should Always Be Hiring--No Matter the Job

While some positions require certain skills, these three traits will tell you if someone is going to be a great addition to your team, regardless of their role.<p>Company culture is a personality. While it may start with the CEO's vision, it ends up developing a life of its own, evolving and maturing …

Employment

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Some of the most valuable online resources in recent years have been TED talks.<p>The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of texts. These days, pictures, videos and a host of interesting graphics …

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

How to Design Screens – The Hateful Eight in Screen Design

Probably the most common question about UX is how toThe post How to Design Screens – The Hateful Eight in Screen Design appeared first on iamwire.

UI Design

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

Web Design

2 Feedback Methods That Will Make You An Amazing Boss

What are the two dimensions to being a truly kickass boss?<p>Whether you’re in a new leadership position or you’ve been leading a team for years, giving feedback is always a difficult hurdle to overcome. Giving an employee criticism and praise is a delicate process, one that can be incredibly …

Self-help

The Engineers of the Future Will Not Resemble the Engineers of the Past

It’s time for a new breed of engineer, former Stanford dean tells IEEE leaders and honorees at first IEEE Summit Photo: IEEE AwardsImportant …

Education

Why Lean Startup Training Is Not Enough

The Lean Startup began as a grassroots movement that took root within the startup ecosystem. Over the last decade, the movement has developed a powerful toolbox of techniques and methods that help innovators navigate their way towards sustainably profitable business models. Noting the success of …

Innovation

15 managers reveal the biggest lessons they learned from employees who quit

<i>Q. What lesson from an employee departure really stuck with you, and why?</i><p><b>1. Hire for values alignment, not just skill</b><p>Hiring for values alignment can be a challenging process, but the rewards are many: higher performance, lower turnover rates and a happier culture.<p>We have strong values at our …

Entrepreneurship

Man Buys Two Metric Tons of LEGO Bricks; Sorts Them Via Machine Learning

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. …

Machine Learning

Is a Minimalist Business Right for You?

Minimalism is a mindset rather than a blind.<p>Minimalism isn't just for people who want to live out of a backpack or cram their life into a tiny house.<p>The ideas of being minimal can also easily apply to business - and I should know because I've been using them for nearly twenty years.<p>Minimalism is a …

Small Business