Jamie Macari

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What Investors Want And Where They're Investing

If you are taking a company public this year, you need to be prepared because investors are looking for the right company and at the right price.<p>Earlier this year, we surveyed 321 institutional investors to see what qualities they look for in an IPO. Investors, based on our survey, were clear-and …

How To Prepare For Your Thirties

As you wrap up the glory decade of your 20s and prepare for the oldness of your 30s, allow me to impart some wisdom, as a guy rounding the corner to his 40s.<p>I spent my 20s founding Blue Diesel, which went on to be part of a company that does $2 billion in sales. I spent my 30s founding a half dozen …

WhatsApp Launches Voice Messaging, Hits 300M Monthly Active Users

With all the texting that people do these days, it’s naturally taken a messaging app to re-introduce the act of using our voices to communicate.<p>WhatsApp, the increasingly ubiquitous global messaging app, has launched “voice messaging,” a new feature that will let users record and send audio files …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Avoiding the Schizophrenic IT Organization

A pharmaceuticals company we’ve been studying decided to deploy more than 20,000 iPads and other mobile devices to the global sales force to improve its engagement with doctors in emerging and developed markets. Over the next two years, this change in how sales people interact with customers will …

Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?

Now that LinkedIn has become the standard place to present your professional history and credentials — not to mention the fastest way to check somebody else’s — the humble résumé has lost its once-hallowed position as the canonical version of your professional identity. Your LinkedIn profile should …

IT’s C-Suite Problem

Employees in today’s interdependent, knowledge-intensive workplace have IT needs that are diverse, fast-changing and difficult to articulate. But when we at CEB ask CIOs who in IT is responsible for understanding and responding to these needs, we get an uncomfortable silence.<p>For years, CIOs have …

The Innovation Mindset in Action: 3M Corporation

In three recent blog posts we looked at the innovation mindset in individuals, profiling game changers Jerry Buss, Peter Jackson, and Shantha Ragunathan. These three innovators share common qualities, which we call the innovation mindset, a robust framework which can be applied at the micro …

Move Beyond Enterprise IT to an API Strategy

For the vast majority of organizations, the IT function’s focus has been inside the enterprise. They might allow some occasional website browsing by employees (though many sites are banned), and perhaps an inbound website or intranet for customers to enter an order. The focus, however, has been on …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

What You Can Learn About Leadership From A Tough Guy Who Doesn't Say Much

There is one advantage that quiet people have over those of us who like to hear the sounds of our own voices. They are good observers.<p>This is a point that actor Liev Schreiber made about the title character he plays on Showtime’s <i>Ray Donovan</i>. During an interview on NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i>, Schreiber says …

12 Tips For Dealing With A Lazy Co-Worker

Do you work with someone who takes two-hour lunch breaks, makes dozens of personal calls and naps in their desk chair? Perhaps they frequent the restroom or surf the web all day, while you hustle to keep up with your daily workload. It’s not uncommon to come across a lazy co-worker, and they’re not …

The Foolproof Guide To Finding True Career Fulfillment

I’ve had a few jobs in my time.<p>From selling jeans at The Gap to putting on a Rihanna concert, I’ve tried my hand at a few different things. I’ll bet you have, too—getting far away from the gigs that didn’t work out and always trying your best to move on to bigger and better things.<p>So, why does it …

Codementor Is An Open Marketplace That Provides Developers With One-On-One Programming Help

It’s a scenario all programmers are familiar with: you are coding alone, only to have something go awry and no one to ask for help. Codementor wants to prevent developers from going insane by providing an open marketplace where they can ask experts for one-on-one programming and design help.<p>Founder …

Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn’t where their mouth is. Poor grammar and jargon-riddled writing are rampant. We’re great at inventing terms — the instruction manual for my toaster refers to the lever that pops up the …

If You Want to Raise Prices, Tell a Better Story

Ask a CEO if they want to spend a pile of money on an analysis of their company’s story, and they’ll probably throw you out of their office. But if you tell them that you have a powerful insight that can help them raise the prices on all of their products, they might ask you over to their house for …

How E-Mail Marketers Can Survive Gmail’s Tabbed Inbox

Last week, I got an e-mail from one of my favorite e-list masters, Chris Brogan, imploring me to “shake [his] newsletter free from the clutches of the [Gmail’s new] Promotions tab.”<p>Why did Brogan have to ask me to take charge of my Gmail? It was in response to Google’s newly formatted, tabbed …

The Perils of Being a Social Media Holdout

There are conversations taking place about your company or brand 24 hours a day, seven days a week in social media. Are you a part of these conversations? Or are you hoping that if you don’t hear them, they don’t exist?<p>Social media offers a variety of opportunities for brands to understand and …

Why HR Needs to Stop Passing Over the Long-Term Unemployed

One of the very bad things about the Great Recession is that those who were not doing well already got hurt the worst, and that also seems to be the case for the economic recovery. Hiring has picked up, but not for the long-term unemployed, those out of work for more than more than 26 weeks. We’ll …

Why The Future Of Innovation Is Simulation

When the Thomas Edison was asked about success amidst failure, he said that “If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”<p>With that kind of dedication, it’s no wonder that Edison was awarded over …

'The Walking Dead' Set To Ratchet Up The Tension Next Season

<i>The Walking Dead</i> is already one of the most suspenseful shows on television. The AMC hit follows a (shrinking) band of survivors trying to build some kind of a life after the world that they know has been taken over by zombies. Characters are routinely killed off and last season, in addition to the …

Why McDonald's Employee Budget Has Everyone Up In Arms

As the saying goes, everyone should have a budget.<p>No matter how much or how little you make, a budget will help you reach your financial goals, right?<p>Possibly with that idea in mind, McDonald's decided to teach its employees how to create one. But in doing so, the company may have inadvertently …

5 Hidden Forces That Can Boost (Or Deplete) Your Bank Account

Earlier this week, I wrote about Adam Alter’s recent book, “Drunk Tank Pink And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, And Behave,” which reveals numerous unseen forces that affect our thoughts and actions.<p>The article mentioned seven ways in which people (or companies) get ahead due …

Let Taylor Swift Help You Break Up With Your Strategic Plan

Strategy is messy, chaotic, and transformative. Just like the end of a youthful romance. So who better than the Bard of Breakups herself to offer searing guidance on how to break with your plan?<p>Several years ago at a Microsoft analyst meeting, Steve Ballmer broke his promise not to go crazy and …

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

Can Nate Silver save ESPN from itself?

Last March, ESPN hit what some observers considered a new low for the 34-year old network. Commentator Skip Bayless, a real blowhard's blowhard, got …

Bandwagon behaviour

A TRULY informed diner would choose a restaurant based on the quality of the menu and the chef’s experience. The discerning investor would decide …