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Amazon built one of the world's most efficient warehouses by embracing chaos

Robbinsville, NJ<p>When Dave Alperson got his first job at an Amazon warehouse in 1997, as a temporary hourly employee, it involved walking around the warehouse with a list of where to find products—mostly books—that customers had ordered.<p>Twenty years later, as a regional director of operations for …

eCommerce

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

A beginner's guide to AI: Algorithms

<i>Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) four part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, and</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Eat These 5 Superfoods At The Right Time For a Healthy Brain

To keep your brain healthy and buzzing all day long not only is it important to include brainy bites (brain superfoods) in our diet, but it is …

Nutrition

The Shift From 4G to 5G Will Change Just About Everything

Telecom experts are going so far as to herald the arrival of 5G as the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. There are an ever-expanding number …

10 secret bars in London

Happiness Forgets, Hoxton<p>When a secret basement bar in Hoxton makes it onto the World’s 50 Best Bars list, it doesn’t stay secret for long. Even so, …

How HSN used AI to get personal with shoppers

The Home Shopping Network was a victim of its own success.<p>Its reach had expanded across innumerable digital platforms—but while this generated reams …

10 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your 40s-and-Beyond Body

Beautiful, glowing skin starts with how we eat, but these anti-aging foods can also help with more than that.<p>When we pack our diet with vibrant foods …

Nutrition

How To Write Marketing Text Messages

<b>When your business uses SMS messaging services, you reach thousands of clients instantly. Read here to learn how to write effective marketing text</b> …

Marketing

6 Mobile Marketing Trends You Need to Know About

ShutterstockThe concept of the mobile industry is steadily shifting, and the year 2018 is the time for marketers and brands to work on building …

Marketing

5 Essential Media Buys for First-Time Marketers

To start finding new customers, quickly center your first media campaign on these must-haves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting the word out about your startup business is always a challenge. But at least there are a handful of techniques you can focus on to …

Marketing

5 High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Not all smoothies are created equal. Many of the ones you can buy at stores contain added sugar and fat – the exact opposite of what you want in a …

These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

Communication Skills

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

Carbon Dioxide

10 of the best places to stay in Marrakech

More than 1,000 traditional riad houses in Marrakech’s ancient medina now offer tourist accommodation. At the luxurious end prices soar, but there is a great selection of budget stays, including several that have been converted into fun, modern hostels. As smartphone GPS coverage can be patchy in …

Travel

Step away from the store-bought hummus: How to achieve silky smooth hummus at home

It was at a small Yemenite place in Tel Aviv that I had my first taste of truly sublime hummus. There were pickles, hard-boiled eggs, fresh pita, and …

Recipes

The best ginger drinks for a peppery pick-me-up

Ginger brings a welcome zing to drinks in January – alcohol-free or otherwise<p>Ginger is my liquid flavour of the month.<p>There can be no better time than the dark, post-party weeks of January for its peppery warmth and palate-cleansing, pick-me-up quality.<p>It feels rather life-enhancing, does ginger, …

5 Metrics Every Marketer Should be Watching

You can always rely on Einstein to give good quote. One of his most famous quotes accurately sums up the biggest challenge of digital marketing measurement: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”<p>The internet has given marketers many things, one …

Didn’t Get That Promotion?

Getting passed over for a promotion can be disheartening and even humiliating. Whether you thought you deserved the job or were promised it, no one likes hearing that they didn’t meet the mark. The reality is that it happens all the time, perhaps more so in a tough economy when companies hesitate …

How China’s Growth Imposes Costs on the Rest of the World

It has long been assumed that China’s economic growth creates upward pressure on the price of oil, but to what extent? A team led by John Beirne of the European Central Bank estimates that the impact was about <b>1%</b> of the global oil price in 2011 and will rise to <b>3% to 4%</b> by 2030. If China’s economy …

Boost Your Career with Social Media: Tips for the Uninitiated

You’ve heard the horror stories: a job applicant gets turned down because his potential employer discovered his objectionable tweets, or saw pictures of his keg party on Facebook. There is a lot of advice out there about keeping your online activity from hurting your career. But there’s a flip …

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

<i>Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done</i> before <i>I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile up? Why am I so bad at changing?</i><p>Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a …

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

How to Work with Someone You Hate

Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying …

Blue Ocean Leadership

Artwork: Mark Dorf, //_path/untitled 13, 2013, archival pigment print<p>It’s a sad truth about the workplace: Just 30% of employees are actively committed to doing a good job. According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, 50% of employees merely put their time in, while the …

Clumsy Feedback Is a Poorly Wrapped Gift

People on your team offer you gifts – not just at special occasions, but all year. These gifts aren’t tangible, and they’re not wrapped up in lovely boxes with beautiful bows. These gifts are nicely wrapped in a compliment, or, more often, not-so-nicely wrapped in a criticism or complaint.<p>Effective …

Don’t Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting)

Sometimes you know your job just isn’t right for you. Maybe you’re in the wrong field, don’t enjoy the work, feel surrounded by untrustworthy coworkers, or have an incompetent boss. Most people would tell you to find something that’s a better fit. But that may not be possible. There are many …

From Purpose to Impact

<i>The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. —Mark Twain</i><p>Over the past five years, there’s been an explosion of interest in purpose-driven leadership. Academics argue persuasively that an executive’s most important role is to be a steward of the …

Why Aren’t You Delegating?

You have way too much to do, you’re buried in work, and it seems there’s no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know it’s important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren’t you doing it?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Delegation …