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THINKTEAM: Zero Meetings

A diverse group of OUTNR. members will explore the concept of “zero meetings” – out of the box thinkers are welcome! This initiative is open, <b>join …

Coffeemakers

THINKTEAM: MOBILITY TO THE MAX

Using the diversity of the OUTNR.org movement we will define inspiring scenarios for the mobility of the future.<p><b>Which brands do you think will be the</b> …

Define

THINKTEAM: capturing “culture”

One of the most (mis)used management buzzwords in the past 10 years has to be “culture”. What is this fuzzy word all about? <b>Join</b> this open OUTNR. …

Leadership

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's becaues, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Big Data

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer<p>It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could …

Publishing

Facebook’s Motivation Playbook

“When people are engaged, they bring their full attention, energy, and effort to their jobs,” the Facebook team found in its research. “They perform better, and so do their companies. We analyzed surveys from our people to figure out what drives engagement at Facebook. We found that what matters …

Facebook

You’ve Never Heard of HNA Group. Here’s Why You Will.

On a warm summer night in Paris, hundreds of executives, bankers, diplomats, and French officials walk the red carpet snaking up the steps of the …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of their most interesting …

Leadership

How Apple could become a $1 trillion company

Apple reported its earnings this week, and with a surprisingly positive report the shares spiked again as Apple signaled a potential huge iPhone release.<p>With that jump, Apple’s market cap is now over $800 billion. This year alone, shares of Apple are up almost 35%. If Apple’s promise plays out — or …

Stocks

Google just hired a diversity VP — just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee

Apparently, dudes can code — the ladies not so much.<p>Google recently announced a new head of diversity, just as it has had to deal with a controversial 3,000-word internal memo sent across the company by an employee.<p>It contains a series of what I can only describe as sexist twaddle, wrapped in the …

Diversity

IBM Introduces The Robot Super-Brain

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include the introduction of IBM’s first large computer in 1944 and its first PC in 1981, Netscape IPO and the start of the dot-com bubble, the first email from space, and the invention of the mimeograph and the pay phone.<p>August 7, 1944<p>The IBM …

Marc Andreessen

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper - and kill hundreds of jobs

A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture.<p>The machine — called a “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was …

Robots

Microsoft’s new corporate vision: artificial intelligence is in and mobile is out

Microsoft filed its annual report Wednesday, and among the many pages of documents and numbers are insights on what the company sees as its core …

How Michael Dell Reinvented His Company

<i>Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Technologies, explains how his company got to be as big as IBM and why he’s steered it toward AI and the data boom.</i><p><b>Q:</b> When I interviewed you 25 years ago, you were 26. You made a bold prediction: Dell would be bigger than IBM someday. Fast forward: IBM’s latest …

Innovation

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free

Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny.<p>When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that …

Management

Richard Branson: Companies Should Put Employees First

The Virgin founder shares how making employees the top priority can bring benefits for both customers and investors.<p>Richard Branson was able to build Virgin into a global powerhouse by focusing on two key words: customer service.<p>From Virgin Atlantic to Virgin Mobile, Branson says, each new Virgin …

Customer Service

The Evolution of Employee Experience

The evolution that we are seeing today continues to shift organizational priorities toward focusing on people and bringing humanity and experiences into our organizations.<p>As with anything in the business world, things evolve and change. The evolution that we are seeing today continues to shift …

Employee Engagement

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

Inc. Magazine

BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a …

3 Brands You've Only Heard About If You're Ridiculously Wealthy

The super-rich don't just live a different lifestyle. They live in a different world altogether.<p><i>Which brand is preferred mostly by the rich? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Maxwell</b> …

Wealth

Enter the exciting world of DSM Purchasing

Interested to leave your footprint at DSM Purchasing? We believe that our success is solely depending on our people. We invest in knowledge …

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Management

Novartis Drug May Be A New Way To Prevent Heart Attacks -- And Maybe Cancer

There could be a new way to prevent heart attacks – and maybe cancer, too. But are we ready to use it?<p>That’s the big question raised by a large drug study funded by Novartis, the $49 billion (sales) Swiss drug company, that is being presented this morning at a medical meeting in Barcelona. Doctors …

Medicine

Could Dyson clean up with his electric car?

Famed for his plug-in household appliances, Sir James Dyson could be the next big thing in electric cars.<p>His high-tech firm, best known for vacuum …

Electric Vehicles

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Paul Polman<p>CEO Unilever<p>Kevin Moss<p>Director of Business Center at World Resources Institute<p>Aaron Hurst<p>Global Leader in Purpose at Work and CEO of …

Sustainability

It's Everything: How Culture Impacts Every Aspect of a Business

Think an exceptional company culture is synonymous with great perks and a foosball table? Explore the benefits of using a system to build a strong, sustainable culture.<p><i>Tristan White is an</i> <i>Entrepreneur's Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Victoria, Australia and founder and CEO of</i> <i>The Physio Co</i><i>, providing</i> …

Leadership

IBM is modeling new AI after the human brain

Attentive Robots<p>Currently, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are able to exhibit seemingly-human traits. Some are intentionally humanoid, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Makes Up 43 Percent of All Online Sales (and 6 Other Insane Stats About Jeff Bezos's Company)

While it started as an e-commerce site to sell books, today Amazon is the world's biggest online retailer.<p>Amazon is hardly the same company it was in 1999, when e-commerce was still a relatively small industry and the budding online retailer exclusively sold books.<p>Today, the world's fourth-most …

Amazon

Mercedes' parent company just made a key investment that could revolutionize electric cars

Electric cars have come a long way, but slow charge times still threaten mass adoption.<p>Take a classic combustion-engine car to a gas station and you will maybe spend three minutes at the pump. Electric cars, however, take at least 30 minutes to charge a meaningful amount. That thirty-minute time …

Transportation