Frederic Zins

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The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

How is it that managers facing high-stakes decisions, despite all the resources and knowledge available to them, often make them so poorly? In large part, it’s because their whole perspective on decision-making is wrong. Managers think of major decisions as choices they must make in order for the …

Don’t Treat Your Career Marathon Like a Sprint

In high school, I was on the cross-country running team. I was only a decent athlete, and midway through the season, my coach demoted me to the “B team.” I wanted to prove to him I deserved to be back on the “A team,” so I launched into my first “B race” at a far faster pace than normal.<p>I was …

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

Should MBAs Learn to Code?

<i>This post was originally published on the author’s blog. It has been edited slightly.</i><p>“Should I learn to code?”<p>MBAs who lack programming skills often ask this question when they pursue careers in technology companies.<p>Bloggers like Yipit co-founder Vin Vacanti have shared views on the payoff from …

Harvard Business Review

Post has attachment<p>Public<p><p>Only 24% of the CEOs in this study had MBAs.<p>hbr.org<p>Add a comment...<p>2 plus ones<p>2<p>no shares<p>Post has attachment<p>Public<p><p>Three …

Why Emerging Markets Don’t Need Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the South Africa-born entrepreneur, recently unveiled his proposals for the Hyperloop, a groundbreaking high-speed transportation system. The technology community has become accustomed to Musk pushing the boundaries. His name is also attached to Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City, and …

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

Enterprise’s Leader on How Integrating an Acquisition Transformed His Business

Photography: Stuart Isett<p><b>The Idea:</b> When the car rental company acquired Alamo and National, rather than execute a “takeover,” it moved slowly and sought to learn from its new brands.<p>In 2007 Enterprise Rent-A-Car was marking its 50th anniversary. We had much to celebrate. With more than $9 billion …

The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

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 raved about him. His manager gave him top ratings in his performance evaluations, space to do his work, and had never been controlling. He was, according …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

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National Parks

The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

You’re CEO of a once great company, now beleaguered on all sides by competitors and a rapidly changing industry. How do you get back on top?<p>That’s the question Michael Dell has been asking himself since 2007, when he retook the top job at the computer company he founded in 1984. And last year, he …

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Craft a Sustainable Career

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with …

The Most Effective Ways to Make It Right When You Screw Up

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you’re behind and it’s going to be late. You unintentionally leave a colleague out of the loop on a joint project, causing him or her to feel frustrated and a bit betrayed. On the subway, you aren’t paying …

Practical Tips for Overcoming Resistance

<i>Although many managers and leaders are under pressure to get things done quickly, pressuring subordinates frequently leads to resistance. This is not due to stubbornness as much as it is due those subordinates simply feeling overwhelmed by the volume of work they have. Emotions also come into play;</i> …

How to Ace an Internal Interview

You’ve put your hat in the ring for a new position at your company and you just got word that you’ve been selected for an interview. What could be easier than chatting with managers you already know? Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Internal interviews require the same rigor as interviews with an …

Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?

That’s a question I am almost guaranteed to hear during any social media workshop, or indeed, in one-on-one conversations about social networking. Even committed LinkedIn users are often uncertain of which connection requests to accept, or which invitations to extend: Someone who regularly shares …