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Here’s How People Are Using The Jelly App

Jelly, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone’s new startup, is all of a week old, but that hasn’t stopped an analytics firm from doing a deep dive on its activity.<p>By using publicly accessible API endpoints, Robert Moore at RJMetrics said he was able to scan all the questions posted thus far on the app. He …

15 Tips To Improve Learners' Motivation for eLearning Courses

<b>How To Improve Learners' Motivation for eLearning Courses</b><p><i>Motivation</i> has been and continues to be a widely studied area across many of life’s domains. …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Seven Types of Sales Managers

Over the past decade, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of vice presidents of sales, and like all of people, each has a unique personality. Some are gregarious. Some are assertive. Some are action-oriented. But even as I observe their individual differences, I have recognized patterns of behavior, …

The Ultimate Sign Of Success: An Open Calendar

Everyone has a million things to do. True success is having a million things to do but only doing a few of them.<p>“Busy” is the modern equivalent of “fine.”<p>Ask people how they’re doing and they’re highly likely to tell you they’re “keeping busy” or “we had a busy summer” or “you know, busy as usual!” …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

5 Best Practices For Incorporating Games Into Training Courses

<b>5 B</b><b>est Practices For Including Games In Your Online Training</b><p><b>Take a look at these five best practices for including games in your online training:</b><p><b>Go</b> …

Gamification of your business

Seeking for new opportunities? Looking to reach a potential client? Need advice on career? If you have answered YES to any<p>Digital marketing has …

Rewards, Motivation, Competition: How Businesses Can Benefit from the Rise of Gamification

<i>Gamification may be a new term to most people, but for many members of the business community, it has come to signify a new way to create value for</i> …

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

The 10 Things High Engagement Does For You

Yes, highly engaged employees have happier, more fulfilling lives. So what? They do better work, too.<p>What do we actually mean when we talk about engagement? Writing for <i>HBR</i>, leadership consultant John Baldoni has a to-the-point definition. Engagement happens, he says, when “people want to come to …

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

7 Things Your Social Media Consultant Should Tell You

Anjali Mullany (Fast Company’s social media editor) exposes social media consultants.<p><b>If social media</b> consultants are doing their jobs, they should put themselves out of business. I speak as one of their kind. Before joining <i>Fast Company</i> last spring, I was the social media editor at the <i>New York Daily</i> …

Bard Attitude: Lawrence Olivier’s Son On Becoming The Shakespearean Hero Of Your Business

Richard Olivier recently visited the Best Practice Institute to lead senior executives from some of the world’s largest corporations in role-playing a scene from Shakespeare. Let’s pull back the curtain on the important leadership lessons that took center stage.<p>“All the world’s a stage,” …

How Gamification Works | Rezzly

Instead of courses consisting mainly of textbook learning and lectures, classes built using game mechanics such as badges, experience points, levels …

How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

Instead of defaulting to groupthink, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, make sure you have the buy-in of the higher-ups–or you might regret it later.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second</i> …

Dogs dressed as their owners - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jun/27/dogs-dressed-as-owners-in-pictures<p>720<p>Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has spliced …

Phuel - Lord of the Moon

Phuel allows you to connect to and release hidden emotions from this and past lives. Let the silver water rippling in the moonlight cleanse and clear …

What If You Could “Date” Companies?

If you’re a coder, now you can, with GroupTalent. Why do we take months or years to settle on a spouse, yet are expected to commit to employers (and employees) after little more than an interview?<p>The office romance is a staple of American life and popular culture. But what if rather than dating …

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Customer Engagement Software: Live Chat & Email | Moxie

What Our Customers Say<p>“Seeing our mobile traffic grow nearly 30 percent, year-over-year, with more and more of our customers shopping on tablets and …

Mind Maps®: A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking

(Also known as Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Spray Diagrams, and Spider Diagrams)<p>Have you ever studied a subject or brainstormed an idea, only to …

How Gamification Reshapes Corporate Training

Many companies have a hard time getting employees to attend corporate training. Workers are often reluctant because it means taking time away from …

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …