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How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

A former colleague liked to remind leaders of their impact by telling them, “There are children you’ve never met who know your name.” The point was simple: Their followers were also moms or dads who were going home and talking about their day in front of their children. And you, their leader, had a …

Nike just bought a little-known tech startup inside Richard Branson's Virgin Group

In the release announcing the acquisition (which didn't reveal the terms of the transaction), Nike said the studio will be responsible for "expanding the community and functionality" of Nike's core mobile experiences.<p>So what does that mean? And why did Nike acquire an entire company to do so when …

Startups

Why time flies as we get older

How did it get so late so soon?<p>It’s night before it’s afternoon.<p>December is here before it’s June.<p>My goodness how the time has flewn.<p>How did it get …

China’s “new normal” is shifting the country’s economic center of gravity

Setting up shop in China used to be easy; open a flagship store in Beijing or Shanghai, or a factory in Guangdong, see what works, and then roll out to another of the hundreds of cities connecting over a billion people beyond.<p>But fundamental changes in China’s economy—both planned and …

China

Chipotle can't compete with McDonald's in one key area

About half of Chipotle customers only come "a couple of times a year," Chief Financial Office John Hartung told investors during an earnings conference call this week.<p>McDonald's is still the most visited restaurant for millennials, defined as people aged 18 to 35, according to analysts at Morgan …

How will China’s innovation change the world?

From the streets of Shanghai to Shenzhen’s technology incubators, to Beijing’s start-ups, innovation in China is thriving at a rate never seen …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. US TV ad spending fell 5% in the second quarter, The Wall Street Journal's CMO Today reports.</b> Data from Standard Media Index shows that excluding the impact of TV programming such as the World Cup, TV ad spend still fell 3% year on year.<p><b>2. Payments company Square has some quirky customs that CEO</b> …

Stop Trying to Achieve Work-Life Balance

“<i>Work-life balance is a concept that has us simply lashing ourselves on the back and working too hard in each of the three commitments. In the</i> …

The 20 countries with the greatest public debt

Japan, the world’s most indebted nation, is struggling to emerge from over two decades of stagnation. Greece, second in the list, is suffering a …

I 4 modi in cui vivere all'estero ti cambierà... per sempre

Nell'estate del 2002 decisi per la prima volta di trasferirmi all'estero. L'idea mi ronzava in testa già da un po' e così iniziai a renderla concreta.<p>…

How Apple could make a $53 billion profit this year

Apple appears to be gearing up for a record breaking year.<p>In the last three months of 2014, Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit -- $18 billion -- in corporate history. For Apple's fiscal year, which ends in September, the company is set to rake in $52.5 billion in earnings, according to …

Stock Markets

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google is turning a touching YouTube video about a transgender man into a TV ad.</b> The advert was aired during ESPN's annual ESPY awards on Wednesday night.<p><b>2. YouTube is set to launch a subscription music service in an attempt to cement its dominance in video over Facebook.</b> CEO Susan Wojcicki …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Entrepreneurship

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.<p>Google is a modern oracle, and a miraculous one at that. It can lead you to the <i>Perfect Strangers</i> theme song lyrics, or to a satellite image of your childhood neighborhood, or to a blueprint for …

3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings productive

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn’t one of those companies.<p>Here …

Lego studia il mattoncino ecocompatibile

Dopo mezzo secolo di vita Lego ha deciso di rifarsi il look, puntando sulla sua vena ambientalista. Il colosso danese cha ha fatto giocare intere …