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On the Renaissance of Email Newsletters

The email newsletter seems to be undergoing something of a continuing renaissance. Quite a number of the smartest people I know now do their own …

The Really Bad News About Using Email to Collaborate | Inc.com

Everyone's busy, right? The great promise of the latest technologies in business is that they are supposed to save precious time while making our lives much easier, and ourselves more effective. Unfortunately, as we all know, some of the latest-and-greatest technologies actually make things harder …

Employment

Agile is Killing the Traditional Product Manager! A Good Thing for B2B Software Companies?

Agile development has created a seismic shift and it has exposed a big crack in the foundation of product management.<p>It’s a pretty routine scenario I …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

3D Rotating Navigation powered by CSS transformations

Advertisement<p>This is a great 3D Rotating Navigation tutorial by Codyhouse.(Claudia Romano).It is powered by CSS transformations.Sometimes you just …

7 Questions to Improve Employee Retention | Inc.com

When was the last time you read an article praising annual employee reviews?<p>Chances are, it's been a while. Most organizations now realize that assessments of employee satisfaction should occur far more frequently than once a year.<p>Asking How You Are, More Often<p>One company trying to make this happen …

Employee Engagement

How to Act Like a Startup, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur means never having to be corporate. But growing companies can be susceptible to changes in their environment. How do you retain a startup culture as you continue to grow? We asked members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization to share their experiences and insights regarding this …

Employee Engagement

Envy. Discord. Secrecy. Turns Out Silos Hold More Than Corn | Inc.com

In startup mode, entrepreneurs (and employees) often wear many hats. But as you move into the second stage and add staff, people begin to specialize. While specialization is often a good thing, it tends to create silos, and that in turn can create many insidious problems.<p>There's always an inherent …

Management

What makes a product “cool”?

Researchers argue that it can’t just be slick and original, it also needs subcultural appeal<p>Ryan Jacobs<p>February 16, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Nerdy communications researchers have recently made a valiant stab at defining “coolness” when it comes to …

Pennsylvania Kills An IBM Contract That's 3 Years Late And $60 Million Over Budget

That's three and a half years late.<p>Chris Kanaracus at IDG's News Service broke the news.<p>In 2006, Pennsylvania signed a $106.9 million contract with IBM to be completed in 2009.<p>It was, by any measure, a huge and complex project. It was to give the state a new computer system to track employee wages, …