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AI Plus Human Intelligence Is The Future Of Work

We are living in interesting times, where digital assistants schedule meetings, chatbots work alongside humans as teaching assistants, and your suitcase can now become self driving luggage as showcased at CES, 2018. The implications are just starting to be felt in the workplace. In 2017, I wrote …

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The 4 Values Driving The World's Fastest Growing Gym

Do your company values include investing in your team?<p>Chuck Runyon is the co-founder and CEO of Self-Esteem Brands, which is the parent company of Anytime Fitness. You probably know of them, because they have 3,500 locations around the world. He was recently honored by Chief Executive Magazine with …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

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10 Smart Ways To Make Any PowerPoint Presentation Way More Interesting

<i>How can I make PowerPoint presentations more interesting? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Identify and then tell the …

5 Reasons Why Wall Street Is Wrong About Apple

Apple disappointed Wall Street by announcing an iPhone 5C that isn’t cheap. As a result, Apple’s stock price took a hit.<p>That’s the polite way to say it. Let’s usher all the financial industry people out of the room so I can tell you the blunt truth. Ready?<p>Wall Street has systemic blind spots and …

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Attract a Huge Crowd With LinkedIn

Don't let your virtual and live events be a bust. Use these LinkedIn event-marketing strategies to create your A-list and fill those seats with just the right crowd.<p>It happens every single time.<p>If you're planning an event, you get <i>the panic</i>. No matter whether you're throwing a virtual event--such as …

Why Purely Virtual Teams Don't Work

Ten years ago today, on April 1, 2003, these things did not exist: facebook, youtube, twitter, linkedin. Google had not yet gone public, and Wikipedia was in its infancy. The smartphone was just coming into the market with limited capability.<p>The phrase “cloud computing” didn’t come into common …

Flexible Workspaces: Employee Perk Or Business Tool To Recruit Top Talent?

Thirty million Americans now work from home at least one day a week, with that number forecast to increase sharply in the coming years, according to the Telework Reseach Network. By 2020, 1 in 3 people will be hired to work online, from anywhere they want, according to an estimate from Odesk, an …

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More formal is best. Pick something that you feel good in and that's comfortable. Check for rogue dog hairs, missed buttons, undone zippers or bits of bagel in your teeth.

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Marketing Effectiveness

Startup marketing often involves an “all of the above” or “by any means necessary” approach, and rightfully so. To meet short-term goals, the …

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PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois

For someone running a company, dealing with the media is tricky. Keith Rabois, Square’s former COO and newly minted venture capitalist with Khosla …

Pricing Rules You Need to Know

Customers are irrational about prices. How can you make the most of their weirdness? This roundup of pricing rules of thumb based on research can help.<p>Pricing is notoriously hard. Simply asking your customers what they would pay sounds sensible, but often doesn't work. People frequently don't know …

7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think

Self-awareness is a really big deal for everyone, especially executives and business leaders. Failure to face reality can destroy your career and your company.<p>Being in the advice giving game isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's not like you get to sit on a mountaintop and just rain down pearls of …

5 Steps To Successful 'Blendsourcing'

Here’s a quiz: In an unsettled economy, should companies a) increase hires? b) employ contractors? c) outsource to third party companies? How about d) none of the above?<p>Software consulting firm Veracity Solutions, of Salt Lake City, has produced its own growth on a strategy that the company uses to …