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The 20 New Rules of Drinking (and Buying) Wine

Thanks to a generation of adventurous lushes, the wine world is younger and funner and delicious-er than ever. Here's all you need to know to navigate that world, find the best bottles (and cans!), drink above your pay grade, and say screw you to the old rules.<p>RULE NO. 1<p>Sparkling Wine is Exploding …

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.<p>This is because people who are able to …

How Banks Are Capitalizing on a New Wave of Big Data and Analytics - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM COGNIZANT

<b>By Prasad Chintamaneni, President, Global Industries and Consulting, Cognizant</b><p>Digital is reconfiguring the world. Smart, always-connected devices and anytime/anywhere interactions are now givens, particularly among millennials, who expect such conveniences in banking and financial services.<p>Data …

What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

It’s normal to get a sinking feeling when one of your employees says, “I have something to tell you.” No manager wants to hear that someone on their team has another job offer in hand. But how should you actually respond to the news? Should you counteroffer? Or just accept that they’re moving on? …

7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With …

Your Content Marketing Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Whether it’s in the latest digital marketing trends or from the keynote at an industry event, we’re constantly being told that “content is king” and that we must “think like a publisher” if we want to stand out online today.<p>It’s easy to nod along, roll up the sleeves, and dive headfirst into the …

Account Based Intelligence Is The Future Of Marketing And Sales -- Here's Why

There is a paradigm shift coming in marketing and sales that will bring about the end of the “spray and pray” era. Account based marketing and sales strategies have already started this shift, with their focus on quality targeting vs. sheer volume. But the shift won’t be fully realized without a …

Marketing

Companies Can’t Be Great Unless They’ve Almost Failed

The Wall Street Journal recently published a fascinating column on the best-performing stocks of the last 30 years. One intriguing feature of these enormous success stories is that so many of them are little-known companies in ordinary, sometimes downright boring industries: railroads, health …

Meetings Need a Shot Clock

We’ve all been invited to meetings with agendas so long that it’s impossible to cover every item on them. The early speakers drone on. The early proposals get debated. But those at the end get short shrift or are tabled until the next gathering, even if they’re equally important.<p>How can you avoid …

What It Takes to Build a Startup into a Brand

When Howard Schultz initially proposed to buy Starbucks from its founders, the chain had three stores; he had a plan to expand to 150 stores. Today Starbucks has more than 22,000 stores and is now opening in Italy — a lifelong dream for Schultz.<p>When Leslie Wexner opened his first store, he hoped he …

Dramatic footage of thieves ransacking a gun store looks like a bad action movie

The video looks like something out of an action movie: A group of masked robbers chain a pickup truck to the doors of a store and rip the doors right …

3 Tips for Building a Really Successful Startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Social media management ROI: tricks and tools

41 percent of all businesses have no clue what their social media return-on-investment (ROI) is right now. Considering the fact that social media …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

9 tips to secure venture capital for your startup

Surfing the net while working again? Are you bored out of your mind at work? Chances are you are working for a boring company, wasting away the best …

Venture Capital

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

8 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all know that having a mentor is one of those …

Six Things Real Leaders Don't Do (Like Boss People Around)

People get hired or promoted into leadership roles every day. Sadly, when they get the job they may get little or no training on how to lead a team.<p>Because no one tells them how to lead, how to communicate with their team members or how to inspire people, they are left with the mistaken idea that …

Leadership

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Best Practices For Setting Up Your Office To Maximize Employee Productivity [Infographic]

If you are starting up your company, you may feel lucky to have any workspace at all other than your kitchen table. However, once you raise some money, or really get off the ground, you could have the unique pleasure of being able to design your own work environment.<p>A few months ago we began the …

OpenOffice

The Right Way to Use Compensation

I was the fourth employee hired at HubSpot. I’d met the two cofounders when we were all pursuing graduate degrees at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. They’re smart guys with a big mission: to help companies transform their marketing by using online content to draw potential customers to their …

Change the Way You Pay Your Sales Force

<b>Mark Roberge</b>, Chief Revenue Officer of the HubSpot Sales Division, describes how the company tailored its incentive system to each of its three growth stages.

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

European Travel

Don't Miss This Month's Free Games On PlayStation Plus

I rarely comment on the free games available to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold members, but this February is an exception.<p>That’s because PS3 and PS4 owners have quite a treasure trove of free content available (to subscribers) and I’d hate to see anyone miss out on a good thing.<p>This February, …

Blockbusters

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Resilience: The Must-Have Strength For Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is never a straight line. There are lots of ups and downs along the way. As it turns out, how you emotionally handle the downs is key.<p>Resilience is a one of the defining skills and behaviors of people who make it, according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of <i>Power</i>, and …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

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It’s Never Been More Lucrative to Be a Math-Loving People Person

Parents who spend a good chunk of the week shuttling kids to and from soccer practice or drama club might be comforted by new research that suggests this effort is not in vain – as long as their kids are good at math, too.<p>A recent paper from UCSB found that the return on being good at math has gone …