Dann Rogge

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To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

Selling

Habituation And The Risk To Customer Experience

I watched a really interesting TED talk by Tony Fadell, originator of the iPod, the other day. In it he was talking about a process called habituation and how it helps us learn i.e. when we learn new things we quickly hard-wire them into habits as it allows us to free up space in our minds to focus …

Customer Experience

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees | Inc.com

It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I can assure you, it's not.<p>Setting goals is critical. Goals …

Employee Engagement

Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?

In our assessments, surveys, and interviews of over a thousand leaders, many comments stood out, but one in particular was especially powerful and thought-provoking. “Leadership today,” Javier Pladevall, CEO of Volkswagen Audi Retail in Spain, told us, “is about unlearning management and relearning …

Leadership

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

Comcast Xfinity Home adds new voice commands just in time for the Super Bowl

Comcast signaled its intent to move further into the smart home market earlier this month when it announced at CES 2018 that 15 million customers …

Home Automation

The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home's Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It

<i>Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a serial entrepreneur. Below is an edited transcript excerpt from “Episode 14: Your Home’s Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence That Will Power It“ – the fifth episode in a 7-part</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Success

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Management

What Is Strategic Agility?

As I suggested here and here, the subject of Strategic Agility is important because it’s central to the key business issue: how to make money from Agile? If the Agile movement is only about creating great workplaces for software developers (also important!) but doesn’t generate better business …

Innovation

The One Mistake Many Leaders Make That Disengages Their Staff | Inc.com

There is nothing worse than working for a know-it-all-boss.<p>This is because they believe that the reason that they have been put in charge is that they are not only smarter than everyone else, but because they already know everything about the business, that everyone else is just there to do their …

Schadenfreude

Netflix raised its prices, and we kept subscribing anyway

Our growing appetite for binge watching cannot be stopped — even by price hikes from Netflix.<p>The streaming media giant reported far more new subscribers than analysts expected. The company said that 8.5 million people signed up for its service over the past three months, blowing past its …

Televisions

QLED vs. OLED TV: Similar names, totally different technologies

There’s a new kind of TV in town, and it’s called QLED. Samsung coined and trademarked the term, announcing the first QLED TVs at CES 2017, but it …

Televisions

Hulu and YouTube are off to a solid start with live TV

Hulu and YouTube both launched live TV streaming services last year, and now <i>CNBC</i> has a first look at subscriber numbers for both sites. Hulu is at 450,000 paid subscribers, which doesn't include people using the service under free promotions, and YouTube comes in lower at 300,000 subscribers. Both …

Smart TV

End of an era: Millennials brought about the downfall of one of America's most iconic beer brands

The "King of Beers" has fallen on some hard times.<p>Budweiser, once the best-selling beer in America, is no longer in the top three best-selling brands, CNN reports.<p>Miller Lite beat out Budweiser in US sales in 2017 to earn the No. 3 spot, CNN reported, citing the trade publication Beer Marketer's …

Beer

In their battle against big cable, YouTube Live and Hulu's Live TV have signed up hundreds of thousands of subscribers

Hulu and YouTube both launched livestreaming services last year to take on big cable companies with packages of online TV channels. It's still early, …

Televisions

People are using Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in very different ways

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime may be competitors, but they serve their audiences in very different ways.<p>People use Netflix most often to watch original series, Amazon to watch movies, and Hulu to watch TV shows from other networks, a report from Hub Entertainment Research shows. The firm surveyed …

Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career

Chris spent years working for a supportive, encouraging manager at a major technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. In fact, his boss …

Baldwin Evolved is the high-end smart lock line your home deserves

There are so many different options out there for people in search of smart locks for their front doors, back doors, inside doors, and more. Our …

Home Automation

Roku Is Becoming the Android of Streaming Media

Roku doesn't want to sell its set-top boxes, it wants its software in TVs.<p>Google started producing a television operating system based on its …

Televisions

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training — a trend that has been around for years. This may be because employees change jobs so frequently (job tenure now averages about four years) that firms don’t see the value in investing in …

Human Resources

Here’s Why Strategy Chiefs Succeed or Fail

Why is it that some companies have great heads of strategy who make an outstanding contribution to their companies, while others don’t? To answer this question, we evaluated 55 heads of strategy, and looked more closely at 11 who were particularly successful and 10 who were at the other end of the …

Management

5 Questions About Facebook's Plan to Rate Media by 'Trustworthiness'

What could go wrong?<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that Facebook will begin surveying users about which news sources they trust, in an effort to rank publications on “trustworthiness.” This rating will help determine media companies’ placement in the News Feed, thereby materially changing the …

Journalism

MoviePass says it will start acquiring movies, too

On the heels of hitting a 1.5 million subscriber milestone and bringing on a new marketing chief, the subscription service for watching movies in theaters, MoviePass, today announced it’s going to start buying movies, too. The company says it will begin to invest in films so it can share in their …

Box Office

Apple said it wasn’t in the TV business. Now it’s in high-stakes bidding wars with HBO

Less than three years ago, amid speculation that Apple was eyeing a move into Hollywood content production, iTunes boss Eddy Cue said definitively that the tech giant <i>wasn’t</i> doing that.<p>“We’re not in the business of trying to create TV shows,” he said in 2015. “We’re not trying to compete with …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Streaming’s live-TV bundles aren’t actually saving cord-cutters money compared to cable

The big promise of streaming’s new live-TV packages was simple: you could get most of your favorite channels for less than the cost of cable. It’s what drove millions of Americans to consider cutting the cord, as they say, and trade their old cable-TV packages for shiny, new streaming alternatives …

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne To Step Down, Warns Auto Industry of Commoditization

Sergio Marchionne, who has led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles since 2009, has words of advice for the automobile industry: The future of cars is coming …

Automotive Industry

How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency

The restaurant industry is notorious for being competitive, risky, and low-margin. This is no less true for the world’s most acclaimed high-end restaurants. Despite being able to charge hundreds of dollars for a meal and being fully booked months in advance, top restaurants often still have a hard …

Hospitality

TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant

You won't have to use TiVo's in-house voice control to steer your DVR in the near future. TiVo has unveiled plans to add smart home integration, including voice control through Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. If you have a supporting device like your phone, an Echo or Google Home, you can …

Smart Homes