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Resetting the bar for customer experience

<i>Presented by LogMeIn</i><p>We are amid a customer experience revolution. Gartner predicts that by 2022, approximately 65 percent of all customer service interactions will be digital or text-based versus phone. With today’s customers being much more demanding and much less brand-loyal than they once were, …

Customer Experience

Is Your Company An Industry Leader?

Between work and your personal life, it may seem impossible to account for all of your opportunities for growth. There are the obvious differentiators, like developing a higher-quality product or being the cost leader in your area, but there are many other factors that contribute to your company …

Leadership

14 Morning Rituals Successful Executives Swear By

People who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of bed and what they do in their first waking minutes.<p>How you start your day sets the tone for the rest it. It's why people who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of …

Productivity

Stay On Track With Your Goals With This Powerful Strategy.

Photo by Eric Rothermel on UnsplashHave you set goals for the year? Every year, there is a scramble to make resolutions and set goals.As a writer, …

Self-improvement

This Car Could Be a "Tesla-Killer" -- but Will It Make Any Money?

Jaguar Land Rover’s I-PACE is coming, and it’s promising more than just eye-catching looks.<p>2018 promises to be a big year for electric vehicles. <b>Tesla</b> …

Jaguar Land Rover

Here's Why Warren Buffett Swears He'll Never Invest in Bitcoin

Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (brk-a) widely venerated for his investing acumen, said Wednesday he is bearish on cryptocurrencies, …

Investing

Porsche Will Develop an Electric Supercar Platform

Presumably to be used by Audi and Lamborghini, too<p>Last year, Lamborghini showed off the Terzo Millennio concept, its vision of what an electric supercar could be. Until battery technology takes another huge leap forward, the Terzo Millennio will stay a concept, but that hasn’t stopped Volkswagen …

Electric Vehicles

Segmentation Models Are Outdated: How to Update Your Marketing Segmentation Practices

The 2016 US presidential election is perhaps the biggest and most public failure of segmentation models in recent memory. Most models not only …

Relentlessly Improving Is the Only Way to Survive

These are the 3 areas to focus on in order to ensure your company's success #ShortcutYourStartup<p>One of the greatest feelings an entrepreneur can experience is when his or her product or service finally gains traction and begins to gain product market fit. It takes an immense amount of effort and …

Startups

19 Books the World's Top CEOs Read in 2017 (Including Bill Gates)

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

Satya Nadella

EMPLOYER BRANDING ACCORDING TO ANDY MOSMANS

<i>OUTNR.® is honoured to post this blog on Employer Branding by Andy Mosmans, a leading Brand Strategist, successful Entrepreneur and author of</i> …

Leadership

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The future of transport is about more than driverless cars

I learned all this while touring Holland last month as a guest of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, who were keen to show off their innovation in the area of automotive technology and mobility.<p>As is always the case with such trips, you take everything you’re told with a grain of salt, but …

Transportation

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To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

Happiness

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways To Be More Effective At Work

We are creatures of habit, and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to 'think' about the task<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like …

Productivity

If You Want to Own 2018, Follow This Career Advice

There’s no shortage of career advice on the Internet. But who has time to indulge in it when we’re already exerting every last ounce of strength just …

Warren Buffett

4 Ways Rebellious Company Names Give You an Edge Over the Competition

Your name is the face of your brand. Let it express who you really are.<p>A friend in the Midwest clued me into a new food delivery service launching in Indianapolis, Columbus, and Kansas City. It sounded good because the company cooks meals exclusively for just-in-time pickup so everything is hot and …

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

Success

6 Lessons Learned From Tech Accelerators According To CEOs

Tech accelerators can be the perfect way to take a startup from the idea or planning stage to reality. During an intense, short period of usually 3-6 months, young companies are given mentoring and seed funding, and proceed to eat, sleep, and breathe their startup.<p>Are these programs worth it? See …

Startups

McLaren F1 Service Center Opens in the U.S.

Owners no longer have to ship cars to U.K. for service<p>Do you live in the U.S. and need service work done on your McLaren F1? McLaren Philadelphia can help—owners in North America no longer have to ship their cars to the U.K. for annual maintenance.<p>The new shop is one of only two service facilities …

Trucks

Should electric cars make more noise?

One of the biggest complaints about electric cars from enthusiasts is their lack of noise. Compared to the sound of an internal combustion engine …

Transportation

Why Personal and Corporate Branding Are Critical for Entrepreneurs

Create a brand that customers can trust all of the time.<p><i>By Fabrizio Moreira, CEO at The Moreira Organization, LLC.</i><p>When you wake up in the morning, who are you? If you answer anyone other than your given name, you might need a psychiatrist. Kidding...kind of.<p>But, in all seriousness, entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Joost d'Hooghe on LinkedIn: “In a few days from…

In a few days from now I will proudly start a new challenge as Global Business Director Stanyl® ForTii® EcoPaXX®, three iconic brands that continue …

Social Media

The game changer: ForTii®Ace

“With ForTii Ace, DSM is taking an important step forward into metal replacement territory, enabling OEMs to replace metals in applications that have …

Engineering

The 40% Rule: A Navy SEAL’s Secret to Mental Toughness

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>99% of people who start a marathon finish. It’s a surprising number, I know, but there’s a reason that …

Self-improvement

How the Tidiest Woman in the World Organizes Her Email

When Marie Kondo wants to unwind, she scrubs the floor.<p>Because for Kondo, 31, whose breakout self-help book <i>T</i><i>he Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> made …

How To Create A Customer-Obsessed Company Like Netflix

Customers can choose from more products and services than ever before. The research firm Gartner estimates that by 2025, the number of consumer goods items that consumers can choose from will increase by 30 percent. This explosion of options is part of a fundamental change in consumer buying …

Customer Experience