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Galaxy Note 8: Top 8 S Pen features!

Iconic smartphone features are few and far between. Yet with the original Galaxy Note back in 2011, Samsung defined an entire category of phones. You …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

How to own the room during a speech or presentation

Even CEOs can have the jitters when faced with making a presentation or moderating a panel.<p>Although some folks make it look easy, others clearly …

Putting the right effort into contract management

We wrote last week about salaries in government procurement and contract management roles, and one of our readers made a very interesting comment …

Salaries & Wages

Success at Work, Failure at Home

One of the differences between being a CEO and a venture capitalist is that I obviously meet with many more CEOs now than I did then. As such, it has …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We're often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Benefits of being organized

Every day at Unclutterer, we share tips, tricks, thoughts, and strategies for a clutter-free lifestyle. As 2014 begins, I want to step back and see …

How Couples Can Cope with Professional Stress

Most of us are familiar with the cycle. At work, the pressure to be “always on,” to meet deadlines, to serve the demands of colleagues or customers, or to deal with a difficult coworker can create stress that leaks into our personal lives. This stress can cause us to be impatient with romantic …

Executives’ Biggest Productivity Challenges, Solved

<i>Robert Pozen knows a little something about thriving at the top — he’s the former chairman of MFS Investment Management, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, and the author of the book Extreme Productivity. I recently asked him about how demands on executives — and CEOs in particular —</i> …

When a Vacation Reduces Stress — And When It Doesn’t

I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun, Americans are stressed, and happiness raises productivity and sales. Therefore, people should take more vacations, right? But research doesn’t hold that line of thinking up. Not every vacation is equal.<p>According to a 2013 report by the Center for Economic …

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked.<p>It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court <i>fast.</i> Burping uncontrollably, afraid of throwing up, I hit …

Why Every Company Should Integrate Contract Management with ERP, CRM, and CPQ

<i>Spend Matters welcomes a new guest post from Joe Alphonse, Product Marketing Manager at Revitas.</i><p>With 2013 rapidly coming to an end, most …

Use Your Data to Get a Holistic View of the Customer

A few years ago, at LiveNation Entertainment we were accumulating a lot of data from consumers but weren’t doing much with it—and we weren’t sure what <i>could</i> be done with it (a pretty common situation for companies these days).<p>After thinking about the data strategically, we figured out ways to put it …

Canon Introduces a Virtual DSLR Website to Help Beginners Learn the Basics

If you’re just starting out in photography, there are a lot of resources out there to help you understand the basics before you just jump in. And …