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How to Motivate With Bonuses | Inc.com

Bonuses are probably the most misused tool in the management toolbox. Done correctly, bonuses can drive a team to excel; done poorly, they can actually make employees discouraged and dissatisfied.<p>Here are the four rules for making certain that your bonus plan gets the results you want:<p><b>1. Keep the</b> …

Employment

Hit Me: Inside San Francisco's Founders Fight Club | Inc.com

There’s a tiny storefront with a barber-pole decal on its window tucked into an alley in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood--the part of SoMa that's a roughly equal-parts mix of car-repair shops, residences, and start-up headquarters. Inside, there's a bench, a chair for haircuts, and a …

San Francisco

4 Simple Tips for Better Networking | Inc.com

The right connections can be the difference between boom and bust.<p>Entrepreneur Josh Hartwell offers some tips for expanding your network--and your company's potential.<p><b>1. Expand your comfort zone.</b> At work, meet people in other departments and ask about their jobs. Introduce yourself to strangers at …

Networking

10 Start-ups Designing the Future of Advertising | Inc.com

The newspaper <i>The Irish Times</i> is looking to answer a question near and dear to the hearts of media companies everywhere: What is the future of advertising? It asked entrepreneurs to submit their best ideas for companies that might help media--say, a newspaper--make money in coming decades, now that …

Startups
The Workplace

Why You Should Groom Successors at All Levels | Inc.com

A great advantage of a large corporation is supposed to be the large pool of talent in which its leaders can find and groom high achievers and successors. So I was amazed to find myself working recently with a large business that has no succession plan for any of its top executives.<p>The problem was …

Succession Planning
Zynga

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader | Inc.com

I recently met and had breakfast with Harold MacDowell, the CEO of TDIndustries, a mechanical construction and facilities service company in Dallas. I reached out to him because I had been hearing a lot about TD's company culture.<p>I like MacDowell, and was excited to learn that many of the things …

Leadership

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader | Inc.com

We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven by a <i>need</i> to make a difference.<p>Some needs sour, however, taking the edge off otherwise great leaders and …

Leadership

Why Didn't the SEC Catch Madoff? It Might Have Been Policy Not To

Whistleblower complaint alleges a pattern of negligence at the regulatory agency<p>More and more embarrassing stories of keep leaking out of the SEC, …

B1G Agreement with Yankees for the Pinstripe Bowl

The Big Ten has signed an eight year agreement with the New York Yankees for a conference member to play in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The …

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

Could Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Possibly Be Headed to One FC?

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard any news about Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. After the former UFC light heavyweight champion dropped a unanimous decision to Glover Teixeira on the UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson card—his third straight defeat—he fulfilled his contractual obligations and was …

MSI's MouseBook is a laptop whose trackpad doubles as a standalone mouse

The problem with laptop trackpads: they're usually not very good. But would turning the touchpad into a mouse solve the problem? Perhaps. That's what MSI seems to be attempting with its MouseBook concept. In essence, it's a laptop with a trackpad that can pop out and then be used as a standalone …

Apple to reach 600 million users by end of 2013, says analyst

The iPhone maker is expected to tack on an additional 100 million users before the year is over, says analyst Katy Huberty.<p>Apple could see more than 600 million users by the end of 2013, up from 500 million currently, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Hubert.<p>The 600 million figure assumes …

Mobile Payments

'Deacon' Jones, The NFL's Original Sackmaster, Dies

David "Deacon" Jones, a hall of fame defensive lineman credited with coining the term "sack" for how he would tackle opposing teams' quarterbacks, has died.<p>He was 74.<p>According to the NFL's Washington Redskins, the last team Jones played for, he "passed away [Monday] from natural causes at his home …

Spring Breakers, a riotous take on modern America

"Note: this movie is not for my littles," wrote Selena Gomez on her Facebook page recently. Gomez, 20, Disney starlet, singer of songs, breaker of …

Binary Star is Back With a New EP

Remember Binary Star? With <i>Masters of the Universe</i> in 2000, the duo made an underground hip-hop favorite. Soon after, the pair went their separate …