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This Is What It's Like To Live In San Francisco If You're Not A Billionaire Startup Founder

There's more to Silicon Valley than the tech industry.<p>Daniel Zapien dug pools for startup founders who were rising stars in Silicon Valley, and filled in pools for the ones whose companies had gone bust. Mike Sandoval valeted tech workers’ cars. Cecilia Chavez cleaned their sprawling houses, and …

The Silicon Valley 100 2015: 1-100

After months of research and debate, Business Insider has released the <b>Silicon Valley 100</b>, the who's who of the most prominent, and coolest, people in Silicon Valley.<p>To compile the list, we looked at who won big in the past year: star executives, industry-changing acquisitions, top VCs, promising …

Startups

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Selling

The Top 100 Analytics Startups of 2015

• 49% of the top 100 analytics startups are based in the Bay Area, 11% in New York and 10% in Boston.<br>• Palantir Technologies, Domo, Mulesoft, Medallia, Qualtrics, Zeta Interactive, Sumo Logic, Lithium, Tanium and Birst are the top ten most-funded analytics startups. Their combined total funding is …

Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

Recent complaints about the HR function have touched a nerve in a large, sympathetic audience, particularly in the United States. The most vocal critics say that HR managers focus too much on “administrivia” and lack vision and strategic insight.<p>These feelings aren’t new. They’ve erupted now and in …

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Last year Merriam Webster’s dictionary stated that ”culture” was the most popular word of the year. Well, it has now become one of the most important words in corporate board rooms, and for good reason.<p>We have a retention crisis. New Deloitte research shows that culture, engagement, and employee …

Employee Engagement

Is Silicon Valley in a Bubble? All I know is that HR jobs are hot!

Last night I had the opportunity to attend a local Silicon Valley meeting of HR professionals and sat on a panel to discuss trends in HR salaries, …

Silicon Valley

The top 10 mancaves in Toronto

The concept of the mancave was taken to new heights (or lows) this month in Toronto, when a mysterious cave appeared near the York University campus. …

Mirtle: Battier vouches for analytics at Sloan with real player experience

Shane Battier has dealt with skeptics before.<p>As quite possibly the first pro athlete to adopt and vouch for analytics while playing in one of North America's major four sports, the charismatic former NBA player ran into the same reactions again and again, to the point he developed a solution.<p>He …

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Email sells. There is no other way to put it. With some of the highest conversions rates out of any digital channel you are going to struggle to beat …

Marketing

The Best 15: Top Infographics to Guide your Lead Generation Strategy

Want to generate new, quality leads for your business?<p>As the first step of the sales funnel, have a proper strategy on how to generate leads is …

LeadGenius grabs $6M because hiring an actual sales team is so last season

Why hire a sales team when you can just outsource it to a young startup that specializes in sales?<p>Yes, the latter might be a better choice for some of you, so meet LeadGenius (formerly, MobileWorks), an “end-to-end sales-acceleration solution” … that take care of it all. The company announced today …

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Talent analytics in practice

Article<p>Talent analytics in practice Go from talking to delivering on big data<p>Josh Bersin, John Houston, Boy Kester<p>March 07, 2014<p>Analytics is an …

What Changes Will Big Data Analytics Bring?

It’s prediction time again. With all of the certainty that many outlets are predicting for 2014, we decided to look a little farther ahead. Here are …

Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.

If the CEO isn't accountable for a company's people and culture, who is?<p>The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue.<p>The familiar arguments against HR criticize the name (human “resources” equates people with widgets), complain about the inconvenient …

QuickMobile tops list of Canada's 50 fastest-growing tech firms

13 Ways to Attract More Webinar Attendees - Copyblogger

It is one of a content creator’s worst fears …<p>What if you decide to host a webinar, take the time to create an incredibly useful presentation, sign …

Marketing

10 Things Every Sales Manager Should Know About Sales Performance [Infographic]

Do you know whether your sales team is meeting its sales quotas? Following a playbook? Understanding customers' pain?<p>The following infographic by The …

Think Social Media Is a Waste of Time? Don't Give Up So Soon

Out goes the blog post or tweet. Immediately, the fingers start drumming on the table. The eyes shift anxiously to the clock or watch. A whole day …

This Man Makes Data Look Beautiful

Big data is a big deal, but it means nothing if no one can make sense of it. But some people are born with an innate ability to do just that; Jer …

To Go from Big Data to Big Insight, Start with a Visual

Although data visualization has produced some of the most captivating artistic displays in recent memory, some of which have found their way into exhibits at the New York Museum of Modern Art and countless art installations around the world, business leaders are asking: is data visualization …

Death Of The Sales People?

Not yet. But to survive in the digital economy, the modern salesperson needs to learn an important lesson: Educate, don’t pitch.<p>I was watching reruns of <i>The Office</i> this summer with my children.<p>As you may know, the sit-com shows life in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of a fictional office supply …

Data-Driven Insights On Landing Your Dream Job

The author, a behavioral scientist, sheds light on what you really need to get your dream job.<p>You’ve spent most of your early life learning how to fit in. It’s a process called socialization –- we all want to belong, we all want to be a part of something, we all want to be accepted at some level. …

Employment

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …