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All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now

In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the Byzantine Generals Problem. For a time all was well. But then came wailing and gnashing of teeth and …

The Ten Worst HR Ideas Of All Time

It is painful to watch a function devolve. I have watched the HR function that I entered as a peppy punk rocker in 1984 devolve into a pile of steaming, talent-repelling bureaucratic nonsense.<p>Not every company’s HR function has turned to dust in that time, but many of them have.<p>All but one of the …

Take Bruce Kasanoff’s Multitasking Test

<i>Author Bruce Kasanoff doesn’t believe in multitasking. To prove it, he offers proof of the basic limitations of human concentration. Take his</i> …

Speedbumps or Dead Ends? Latest Thoughts on Obstacles to Achieving Customer Centricity

July 9, 2015 | Pete Fader<p>Speedbumps or Dead Ends? Latest Thoughts on Obstacles to Achieving Customer Centricity<p>In a follow-up post after a recent …

Why Companies Need Their Customers to ‘Love’ Them

If companies want to succeed in this digital age, their business models must drive customer intimacy and inclusivity, write the authors of this …

Customer Experience

Why It’s Sometimes Better Not to Tell Employees Where They Stand

<i>In competitive sales environments, letting employees know how they rank compared to their colleagues is common. But does it actually affect the</i> …

Why Firms Need to Rethink the Way They Measure Productivity

Does technological change increase labor productivity or does it affect all factors of production equally? New Wharton research shows that the truth …

Economics

Should Hiring Be Based on Gut – or Data?

How do you decide whether or not to hire someone? Can you predict how successful they would be? How do you know if they’ll stay? How useful is data …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

Practice and our genes are not the only factors when it comes to developing special abilities<p>My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid from my ears, it took me an extra step to process speech. …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time

Roger Federer can arguably be considered the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam titles—and yet he lost every French Open Championship he played against Rafael Nadal. Few would suggest that Nadal was a better overall tennis player. But on the clay courts of Paris’ Roland …