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Food Delivery Is Taking Center Stage In Uber’s App

Uber’s experiment with delivering food (and even ice cream) has been a side project so far, but now it has earned its own button in the ride-hailing …

Entrepreneurs need a framework for finding the crucial germ of a business idea

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. They succeed by getting out of the building, testing those hypotheses and learning by iterating and refining minimal viable products in front of …

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

The Workplace

Elderly want home care but don't discuss needs

Pensioners end up going into care homes or hospitals because they leave decisions on their long term care until they are facing a crisis situation, experts say<p>Nine in 10 people would prefer to be cared for in their own home, new research shows, but three quarters do not discuss their desires with …

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Big Data Can Take the Guesswork Out of the Hiring Process

If you want to improve employee retention, and reduce training costs, your recruiting process must change, even for hourly employees, so says the Corporate Learning Factbook 2013.<p><b>Cracking the Code</b><br>Some companies, including Xerox, have turned to big data to help with the hiring process. This is …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Rich Millennials Think About Money Very Differently From The Rest Of Us

As a product manager, he got stock options and cashed them in over the five years he worked there. He married a fellow Google employee, so she had stock too. Then she moved on to Yelp, and he quit to launch Tell Apart, which provides technology solutions for e-commerce sites.<p>Now 33, McFarland has a …

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