It will surely go down as one of the great CEO quotes of 2014. Netflix’s visionary CEO, Reed Hastings, was asked about his counterpart at HBO, Richard Plepler, who had recently said he was not concerned
Most business owners operate under the assumption that discussing compensation openly is the quickest way to incite an employee revolt. When employees know how much their colleagues make, after all, it
Open office layouts can suck–but they don’t have to. In part two of our office design series, senior editor Anjali Mullany talks with workplace experts about how to turn your collaborative space into productive
In an interview backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013, Mailbox founder Gentry Underwood said that the company is actively working on an Android version of the app, and mentioned that ephemerality may
A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there's an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are seven simple activities that, in my experience,
If you want your company to be the best, there are three rules: 1. Be better. 2. Don't be cheap. And 3. There are no other rules. That's according to a recently released book co-authored by Deloitte director
If a prospective customer actually opens your email, the last thing you want to do is irritate or bore the customer. Here are 12 very common phrases that should be avoided: 1. "I hope you are well." This
Who wouldn't want to have customers and clients that are fiercely loyal? Sarah Robinson, business strategist, speaker, and author of Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Communities,
According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, the most effective employee rewards are also the least expensive. You don't need to send employees on pricey vacations to Hawaii or present elaborate trophies.
In a perfect world, you’d be the one fetching coffee with all the time your assistant has saved you. Here’s what to look for in a slick sidekick. In pop culture, the boss-assistant relationship rivals
If you've read Gallup's annual State of the American Workplace report, you know the numbers aren't encouraging: 70 percent of employees are disengaged or actively disengaged from their jobs. Odds are,
Many of us are constantly switching back and forth between our desktop computer and a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. The problem is retaining exactly what you were doing, as no-one likes
Based upon the sample "sales emails" that people have been sending me, there seems to be a general misunderstand the basic concept of selling via email, which is that the initial goal is only to open dialog.
A while back, I had a conversation about "having the right attitude " with Tom Black, author of "The Boxcar Millionaire." He gave me a list of personal beliefs that he's observed in top salespeople. Here's
When it comes to worker productivity, let's face it: Time is money. The more time your employees spend at work, the better your product is going to be--right? That's certainly the philosophy behind most
In his new book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others, Daniel Pink argues that we need to do away with that, because every person in the world is now engaged in sales. It's not
Spoiler alert: I dropped out of university. It’s true. I entered university with the best of intentions. At the same time, I was already publishing a couple of music magazines that were becoming successful.
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By tossing the two-week standard in favor of an honor system with unlimited time off, some companies are seeing an exponential rise in productivity. Now, they just have to be mindful of staff burnout.
This is the story of Entrepreneur Jack Dangermond, as told to Inc. executive editor Christine Lagorio. My parents were immigrants who started a nursery as a way to get us kids through school. I learned