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Here’s how to use the Amazon Go app for checkout-free shopping

• Amazon Go opens to public later today in Seattle.<br>• Amazon has released the Amazon Go app on the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store.<br>• App explains how Amazon Go’s “Just Walk Out Shopping” system works.<p>After a year of exclusively serving company employees, Amazon is ready to open the doors of its …

eCommerce

12 huge brands that are called something completely different outside the US

The only problem is that you might never be able to find them.<p>Famous brands in the US often go by completely different names abroad. Sometimes the change makes sense, other times the changes are so small and random they seem pointless.<p>See if you can identify what famous brands are called outside …

Stylish Outfit Ideas for Women Who Work in Conservative Offices and Professions

To all the women who earn their paychecks in corporate offices where matching separates are the norm: Dressing for work doesn't have to be a boring exercise of taking plain item A and mixing it with basic piece B.<p>"When it comes to great work wear, it's all about subtle details that break from the …

6 Lies They Teach in Business School

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost.<p>The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But as many MBAs and their undergrad …

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

Framing

Do You Have The Stomach For A Job In Sales?

<i>“If you can’t do anything else, go into sales.”</i> (And other myths about the greatest career.)<p>My story’s pretty simple. I earned an engineering degree and an MBA to do one thing: <b>to go into sales</b>.<p>I knew I wanted a career in sales since I was a kid.<p>I saw my dad wake up at 4 am some days. He’d hit the …

How To Coach A Struggling Employee

Dear Liz,<p>I am a huge admirer of yours. You see the workplace the same way I do. Right now I have a problem. I’ve been a supervisor for 13 months with no problems. “Lenore” was a temp in our department and we made her a job offer for a full-time job. Everything has been good for Lenore’s first four …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership

Get More Energy In 3 Minutes: The Brain-Based Way

Do you want more energy? We all have 24 hours in a day and people, places, projects that need our attention.<p>While we may not be able to eliminate our entire list of responsibilities, we can monitor our energy. Like hours in a day, our energy seems finite – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We are …

So Amazon Thinks It Can Do Retail

Amazon is no longer satisfied with dominating the e-commerce world. Reports are circulating of its plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City in time for the holiday shopping season; and it will begin operating pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento as early as next …

Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone is Hard (But Not Impossible)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’ve heard people say you need to get out of your comfort zone, right? You need to stretch yourself, they say. It’ll be good for you.<p>Everyone seems to agree with this idea, but what do we actually know about the comfort zone? Aside from the fact that …

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

Clothing

Will Apple Pay Finally Be The Game Changer Mobile Payments Need?

As early as October, proud owners of the new iPhone 6 will be able to ditch their cash and credit cards at many brick-and-mortar stores in favor of Apple Pay, a feature that allows users to simply hover their Apple devices within range of a payment terminal to pay for goods and services.<p>The new …

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions. We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Bitcoin is far more than a currency for speculators

Bitcoin is being forced to grow up fast. The arrest last week on money laundering charges of Charlie Shrem, a leading Bitcoin champion, coincided …

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Do you check your phone for text messages or emails during business meetings?<p>According to new research from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, you are probably annoying your boss and colleagues. Furthermore, the research indicates that older professionals and those …

Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists?

<i>Answer by Erik Madsen, economics PhD student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on Quora,</i><p>I’ve fielded variants of this question from non-economists many times. I always respond with the same question: <b>What does Bitcoin have to teach us about the economy?</b><p>From a practitioner’s point of view,</b> …

How To Foster Employee Trust And Growth Through Constructive Feedback

Feedback is one of the most vital stepping stones of our journey to success. Yet, in our minds, the word “feedback” carries a negative connotation. The reason is because most of our experiences with it focus around criticism rather than positive/reinforcing feedback and what/how we could do …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

Who Are The Greatest American Entrepreneurs Ever?

If U.S. presidents are studied, evaluated, and ranked, shouldn’t we do the same for our entrepreneurs and businesspeople? After all, they built the U.S. from the ground up into a great economic power. The state of business affects our quality of life as much, if not more, than whomever sits in the …

Use Humor To Befriend, Defuse Tension And Have More Fun

Humor sometimes requires a target. If you make a bulls-eye out of someone weaker, particularly if you initiate the attack, you look like a bully. Take aim, instead, at the powerful. Or, rather than getting upset, consider yourself lucky when someone makes you a target first.<p>Because, as Isaac Asimov …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

5 Things Most People Don't Know About Negotiating

Many of us often shy away from asking for more and better. More money. Better working arrangements. A larger team. Better access to material resources. Higher fees. Better prices.<p>Some of us are afraid to ask. Some of us, especially women, have been taught not to ask—we’ve been taught to be …

Millennials Might Be Savvier Shoppers Than You Think

If you're reading this site, you probably already consider yourself to be a pretty savvy shopper. After all, you educate yourself on brands, trends, …

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade Of Marketing?

It’s been nearly half a century since Philip Kotler first published his <i>Principles of Marketing</i>, which has defined the practice of millions of professionals worldwide ever since. It’s no stretch to say that before Kotler, there was no true marketing profession.<p>What made Kotler different than what …