Christina Sullivan

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Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it …

Innovation

Three things GitHub did to de-bro the design of its coders’ space

Forget dank, windowless basements cluttered with tangled wires, empty cans of energy drinks, and greasy pizza boxes. Driven by a mandate to be more inclusive, GitHub’s newly redesigned headquarters reimagines the coder dens we’ve come to expect in Silicon Valley.<p>The architects behind the redesign …

Workstations

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

A Peek at Famous Readers’ Borrowing Records From a Private New York Library

Thanks to carefully maintained circulation info, we know when Alexander Hamilton checked out Goethe.<p>The New York Society Library, a subscription …

Literature

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers

Silicon Valley prides itself on “thinking different.” So maybe it makes sense that just as a lot of industries have begun paying more attention to work-life balance, Silicon Valley is taking the opposite approach — and branding workaholism as a desirable lifestyle choice. An entire cottage industry …

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

Ace Your Next Pitch With These Creative And Unique Presentation Deck Designs

<i>Image via David Maxwell</i><p><b>Let’s be honest</b>—presentation slides are not usually the most interesting things to look at, even if their content is actually …

AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX

As artificial intelligence algorithms infiltrate the enterprise, organizational learning matters as much as machine learning. How should smart management teams maximize the economic value of smarter systems?<p>Business process redesign and better training are important, but better use cases – those …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

Apple Leak Reveals Significant iPhone 8 Upgrade

The iPhone 8 is going to be a game changer for Apple: an all new design, the addition of key catch up features from rivals and an eye watering price. But new information suggests the most expensive iPhone ever made may just be worth it…<p>KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, arguably the most reliable …

Mobile Technology

Use These Six Simple Decision-Making Metrics To Kill Meetings And Emails

Leadership and management are largely about judgment and decisiveness, so it’s no surprise a Bain & Co study found that decision making drives 95% of business performance.<p>The real surprise is that decision making is one of the most poorly tracked business activities. Think about it: your company’s …

Management

The Biggest SEO Mistake Is Lack of Distribution

Write less content. Look for more distribution for SEO success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most common mistakes I see amongst companies investing in SEO is that they'll write 4-5 internal blogs per month. When it comes to external blogs and distribution, …

What we gain (and lose) when we give chatbots permission to use our data

Living in the 21st century means you’re no longer anonymous.<p>Whether you own a social media account or not, our connected lives tell more about us, our habits, our preferences, and our daily routes than ever before — all in return for convenience.<p>The days of our social media intertwining with …

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? 'The Notorious RBG' Says Do These 7 Things

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a few words of advice for you.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was described as "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in …

Only 7 Percent of Employees Are Productive (But Most Are Miserable)

The proof is in the data -- remote work leads to more productive companies.<p>Do you want your team to be happier and more productive? Then stop making everyone work in an office.<p>A growing body of research suggests that remote work helps people be more productive -- upending the idea that teams must …

Don't Tell Anxious Kids That Everything Will Be O.K.

Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today …

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Beyond the specs: The 7 best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features

While over-the-top hardware is the norm for Samsung’s Note series, this year the company is taking a bit more of a laid back approach, focusing primarily on the design and software experience.<p>Since these aren’t all details you won’t get in a spec sheet – and if our extensive hands-on review was too …

Galaxy Note

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You may want to look out for the upcoming phones at the end of this list, as they're looking for a spot in our top 20 smartphone ranking.<p>Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary</i> …

LG’s new flagship will be the first phone to ship with Android Nougat

Samsung’s all set to steal the smartphone spotlight tomorrow at its big Unpacked event, but LG’s kicking August off with an important announcement of its own. The electronics giant will attempt to send a shock to its struggling mobile device wing with the launch of the V20, a new flagship that will …

Motorola Moto Z And Moto Z Force Demonstrate True Modular Smartphone Innovation

Concepts of the modular smartphone have been in the works for some time now but they were either very forward-looking, like Google’s Project Ara (aka Phonebloks), or half-baked (frankly like LG’s G5, in my opinion). Motorola, on the other hand, in conjunction with its parent company Lenovo, has …

Mobile Technology

iPhone Falls Further Behind Samsung Galaxy

As if Apple wasn’t having a tough few days, the market conditions to help turn around the iPhone sales figures are nowhere to be seen. IDC’s latest report on smartphones shipments during the last full quarter shows no signs of the market returning to significant growth over the next year.<p>The first …

Mobile

What I learned from the world’s greatest product designers

I’ve spent the past year meeting with product designers at some of the world’s most innovative and beloved companies — Airbnb, Coursera, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Pinterest — while making the Design Disruptors documentary to understand how these brilliant minds and their companies are building many …

THE WIRELESS CARRIERS REPORT: Industry shake-ups, ripple effects across mobile, and the big changes ahead

The wireless industry is in a state of flux. AT&T and Verizon have dominated the carrier market over the past seven years while T-Mobile and Sprint have struggled to gain subscribers. Then in 2013, T-Mobile tweaked its strategy to turn around its business.<p>This move, along with slowing smartphone …

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

4 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Use Google Apps for Work

Google Apps for Work can empower your small business to compete on a large scale. As a cloud-based productivity solution, the package provides …

A former Googler who is now CEO of her own startup asks all her employees to cold email their idol — here's why

Wessel is the CEO and cofounder of WayUp, a site used by hundreds of thousands of college students to find jobs at places like Microsoft, Uber, The New York Times, Disney, and Google — where Wessel previously worked.<p>Part of the reason she started WayUp with cofounder JJ Fliegelman was to combat …

12 reasons people with Type A personalities are unstoppable

Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire.<p>Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense self-motivation that Type A's possesses; they also operate at a much lower stress level.<p>I'm a Type …