David Lian

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Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …

Leadership

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Project Management

New leaks show the iPhone 8 design we’re hoping for

It’s a brand new day which means we have to deal with more iPhone 8 leaks that supposedly show the design of Apple’s next-gen iPhone. A couple of …

Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

“I am sick to death of the ridiculous situations I have to deal with at work. The pettiness, the politics, the stupidity — it’s out of control. This kind of thing stresses me out to the max.”<p>Stress is a happiness killer. And life is just too short to be unhappy at work. But we hear this kind of …

4 Industry Trends Every Fashion Designer Should Know

Should you create your own brand or work within an established company?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Design is a challenging profession, and most designers learn early on in their careers that there are two ways to do it. Some choose to take the entrepreneurial route …

Millennials Are Creators of New Economy

By <i>AsiaToday</i> reporter Jina Koh -"Millennials are unprecedented." As former MySpace CEO Mike Jones said, it's hard to define the millennials.<p>Whether you love them or not, you can't ignore them. As things are little tougher for millennials than their Baby Boomer parents, they are often described as …

10 Things To Know About Android Things - Google's Latest IoT Device OS

Google has launched Android Things, an Android-based device OS for the Internet of Things. Combined with Weave, this software will play a crucial role in Google’s IoT strategy.<p>Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs. Though …

Internet of Things

Why Vine died

Closing the loop<p>The thing about Vine becoming the internet’s premier tool for making short-form videos is that it happened almost completely by accident. Its founders had envisioned their tool for making 6-second clips as a way to help people capture casual moments in their lives and share them …

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Teamwork Works Best When Top Performers Are Rewarded

Since the early 1990s, when teams became a corporate trend, a lot of work has turned into teamwork. Companies have assigned more and more responsibilities to teams, rather than individual employees or departments, and collaboration is seen as critical to getting good work done. And yet most …

How to Tell Your Colleague You Dropped the Ball

No matter how hard you try or how many hours you work, you’re likely to disappoint a colleague at some point. You won’t be able to make every deadline or fulfill every commitment. But what if you have to let something slip that’s especially important to one of your peers? How do you tell them that …

3 Reasons Your Strategy Meetings Irritate Your Team

Used well, strategy meetings provide clarity and momentum. They align a team around key decisions and create positive energy.<p>Used poorly, strategy meetings irritate people. They waste time and energy, or worse, strengthen entrenched points of view creating frustration and resignation.<p>In my work …

How to Tell a Story the Right Way

When he jokes about the heavy snow falling outside, Peter Aguero‘s chuckle sounds like a quiet echo in a deep cavern. But now, after the champion …

Snapchat for Marketing: Who Really Uses It? [Infographic]

<i>Should marketers “Snap” to it?</i><p>Ever since Snapchat blasted its way into the social media world in 2011, marketers have debated whether this app is a …

Marketing

6 Questions to Ask Before Designing Your Company's Social Media Presence

In the entrepreneurial world, there's a ton of pressure to be on social media. So many business "experts" demand that entrepreneurs sign up for company profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram--the whole gamut of social media platforms. And social media can be a great way to expand brand …

Google Fights Microsoft With New Android Branding

Along with a tweak in the application design guidelines, Google has updated its own applications for Android with a subtle graphical tweak to remind users just who the driving force behind the ecosystem actually is. Not only are splash screens now an acceptable part of Android design, Google is …

Apps

Ocushield: A screen protector that protects your eyes more than the screen

It’s easy for us to get consumed in our smartphones, tablets and laptops, considering everything they can do. But the side effects are often overlooked. Eye strain, retinal dysfunction and fatigue can all be caused by using electrical devices too much and at the wrong times of day.<p>A recent study by …

Screen Protector

WTF is programmatic advertising?

Programmatic ad buying has changed the face of online advertising, but there’s still confusion around what it actually is. Here’s a primer, in plain …

What an OTT Future Means for Brands

If you haven’t heard of OTT, short for “over the top,” you will soon. The acronym refers to video content delivered straight to the consumer via internet. The core disruptive concept is that the “pipe” created by the cable MSOs (multiple system operators) no longer provides the sole gateway to …

The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé

A résumé, that piece of paper designed to reflect your best self, is one of the places where people still tend to use typeface to express themselves. …

The Changing Landscape for Social Media and Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The constant innovation and the ever-changing technology forced companies and businesses to rethink their strategies. The tactics or marketing …

How Are Chief Marketing Officers Using Twitter In 2015?

How do CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers) use Twitter to engage with their audience and build their brand? A new report released by Leadtail and Neustar analyzed over 130,000 tweets to answer these questions and more.<p>The data in this report is valuable on a number of levels: Businesses or individuals …

Wall Street

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

Jawbone’s Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use

Even if you’re disciplined about wearing a fitness tracker every day to track your steps and sleep, there’s a good chance you haven’t gone the extra mile and started tracking your food.<p>While so much of our health tracking today is fairly automated, food tracking is still something you need to do …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Goorin Bros. Heisenberg Hat

With the final installment of <i>Breaking Bad</i> set to debut next month, devotees of the <i>greatest show ever</i> are all on edge, awaiting to find out how things …

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