Dave Guerra

59 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @daveguerra | US Army Infantry Veteran, Entrepreneur, MBA, Author "The Walking Leader", "Doughboy City" & "Air Bridge Berlin", Owner of BERLINBRIGADE.com

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A couple of years ago, Walmart, which once built its entire branding around a big yellow smiley face, was creating more than its share of frowns.<p>Shoppers were fed up. They complained of dirty bathrooms, empty shelves, endless checkout lines and impossible-to-find employees. Only …

Customer Service

Pottermore CEO shares the magic behind their digital success

This has been a <i>big</i> year for the wizarding world.<p>The play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" debuted in London over the summer and the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a prequel to the "Harry Potter" series, is set to hit screens next month.<p>In the center of all this buzz is …

Volkswagen’s lax ethical and emissions standards

<b>The big idea:</b> Martin Winterkorn, who took over as Volkswagen’s chief executive in 2007, hatched an ambitious plan to transform the company into the world’s largest automaker. His goal was to sell more than 10 million cars a year, dethroning Toyota from its leading position.<p>Germany faced down the …

The Philosophy of Star Trek: The Kobayashi Maru, No-Win Scenarios, And Ethical Leadership

Starfleet’s no-win scenario training exercise tests ethical decision-making and leadership. Part of that ethical leadership is recognizing the limits of your powers, and deciding what to do in the face of those limits.<p>The Kobayashi Maru is a training simulation in which Starfleet cadets encounter a …

Science Fiction

It’s Time to Kill the Tea Bag

After water, the world’s second most consumed beverage isn’t cola, wine or beer — it’s tea. Yet, surprisingly, not many people know how to make it …

Office Etiquette: Nine Ways to Strengthen Work Relationships

Channel your burst of New Year's enthusiasm by investing some time in building relationships with those you interact with on a daily basis. Your positive energy may have a ripple effect as your acts of kindness inspire others to do the same.<p>Here are a few of my suggestions:<p><b>Don't keep people …

Ms. Tiffany's Epiphanies: 3 tips to become a better networker - Cincinnati Business Courier

<b>Reader's Question:</b><p><b>How can I improve my professionalism and effectiveness at networking events? I am showing up at these receptions but am not seeing</b> …

The Failed Attempt to Destroy GPS

An axe attack in the early 1990s damaged the same network of satellites that helps you map directions today.<p>On May 10, 1992, the activists Keith Kjoller and Peter Lumsdaine snuck into a Rockwell International facility in Seal Beach, California. They used wood-splitting axes to break into two clean …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

See Photos From the Speech that Made 'Iron Curtain' a Household Term

Caption from LIFE. Churchill speaks in the gym from a rostrum decorated with shrubs and radio microphones. His small aud<p>... VIEW MORE<p>George …

Czech Republic to hand over 900 acres of territory to Poland in border dispute

Prague makes offer to end dispute dating back to 1950s when Soviets altered new border between Poland and Czechoslovakia<p>The Czech Republic is planning to hand over 909 acres of territory to Poland in a bid to end a border dispute dating back to the 1950s.<p>Citing a desire to maintain good relations …

Europe

8 Networking Tips for Extroverts

Extroverts thrive on the energy they gain from interacting with other people. With their ease in approaching new contacts and their outgoing ways, extroverts may seem like the ultimate networkers. While they do enjoy some distinct advantages in making connections, their gregarious nature can also …

Does Facebook at Work Make Sense for Your Small Business?

Facebook rolled out a dedicated social media platform for business use. We look at the pros and cons of Facebook at Work.

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

9 Ways to Show More Confidence in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs share specific qualities that are vital for starting and growing a business. They are passionate, resilient, focused on opportunities and comfortable with risks. But the quality that might have the most influence over …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have picked up …

5 Secrets from an NFL Trainer

Train like an NFL pro<p>LaDainian Tomlinson. Drew Brees. Reggie Bush. Carson Palmer. Kellen Winslow, Jr. Besides being NFL Pro Bowlers, what do these five guys have in common?<p>Answer: They’re all trained by Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, and the head of the Under Armour …

Heart Rates

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Self-help

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

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