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This ultra-thin sticker can add wireless charging to your iPhone

A French startup, called Energysquare, has created a new type of technology that can wireless charge almost any device. This includes devices that don't have wireless charging capabilities built-in, such as Apple's iPhone and iPad.<p>The company launched a successful Kickstarter campaign last May and …

Five pillars for providing personalized customer experiences

People won’t use a mobile app or stay on a website if the experience is bad. Your customer’s personal experience with your company will define your …

Disney Institute Blog | Disney Institute

Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney: Communicating a Vision<p>One of the most important role that all leaders share is inspiring and motiving their team …

Walt Disney Company

How To Start a Startup

Share2K<p>Tweet<p>Share165<p>+111<p>Shares 2K<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Here is a step by step and …

Startups

What a venture capitalist sees in the virtual and augmented reality market

A VC straps on his headset and hunts for opportunity and potential in the AR/VR entertainment landscape.<p>Before my career as an investor, I worked at Warner Bros. and at a venture-backed startup that spun off from New Line Cinema. And as an early-stage VC with Signia Venture Partners, I’ve been …

10 Useful Tools that Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Let me ask you a question.<p>Do you ever feel like you’re overwhelmed with all of the things you have to do to grow your business?<p>Of course you do. You’re an entrepreneur, right?<p>It’s a common feeling. There’s so many different tasks that we have to do in order to reach our goals. Entrepreneurs have to …

Small Business

Customers Don't Care About Customer Service (At Least, Not The Way You Think They Do)

Customers don’t care about customer service. At least, not exactly. What they care about is something a little different: They care about the feelings, the results, the impressions, the memories that come from being well served, poorly served, or that beige area in the middle.<p>This is a distinction …

To Win Customers, Stop Selling And Start Seducing

If you want to win over customers, stop selling and start seducing them instead. This was the underlying message of a talk I heard recently by behavioral economics professor and bestselling author Dan Ariely. Ariely has mounds of data to prove that people have irrational tendencies. His studies and …

Selling

Customer Experience Management Prevents Process Silos

Customer journey mapping is an eye-opener about process gaps — especially when it spans the end-to-end customer life cycle. It’s the job of customer …

marketingfeast.com

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Small Business

How Manchester United’s Paul Pogba transfer rewrote the rules of sports marketing

en_GB<p>article<p>From an announcement in the middle of the night, to a rap video featuring a social media star, the unveiling of Paul Pogba by Manchester …

The Psychology of Successful Marketing to Millennials

The USA is home to 87.5 million Millennials (ages 18 to 29). In comparison, 83.7 million Americans fall under the “generation X” category (30 to …

How I used maths to beat the bookies

A mathematician on how he made a 200% return from betting on football<p><b>Until September last</b> year, I had never really gambled. I’d been to the dog …

Haas On Track For $100 Million Annual Boost From Formula One

Haas Automation, the machine tool manufacturer owned by American tycoon Gene Haas, is on track to get an estimated $100 million of exposure from Formula One auto racing this year write Christian Sylt and <b>Sam Hall</b>.<p>Haas Automation is the most visible brand on the F1 team owned by Mr Haas which …

10 Time Management Secrets of Highly Productive People

Have you ever felt as if there is just too much going on? Not enough hours in the day? Can't seem to find the time between the kids, work and other commitments? Trying to accomplish everything can be difficult and even overwhelming.<p>How do the most successful people -- those who have even more on …

Several NFL Teams Offering Free Intrasquad Scrimmages To Public Prior To Preseason

Although regular season games are still over six weeks away, the 2015 NFL season is unofficially finally here, with players getting back to work to prepare for another exciting year. That process of preparation has already begun for numerous teams that had their rookies show up on July 22, with …

Why Youth Sports Participation Will Fall, Even If Kids Are Having Fun

A Washington Post article about declining youth sports participation in the United States is getting a lot of discussion, in part because of its diagnosis of the problem: that parents are putting too much pressure on kids and thus unintentionally hounding them out of sports.<p>More than 26 million …

Location Be Damned: Out-Of-Market Sports Bars A Solid Business Strategy

A fall Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, means football and Gresso’s is no different. The bar and restaurant is packed for the big game on Oct. 10, just as it is every week, with the 125 or so patrons glued to the establishment’s 21 TVs.<p>Gresso’s is just about four miles from Ohio State’s campus, but few …

Walt Disney's Wisdom: 10 Customer Service Lessons

I love Disney theme parks! While they may claim to be the happiest place on earth, I also put them in the category of one of the most amazing companies on earth. I’ve visited Disney theme parks more than 75 times. I’ve attended classes at Disney Institute and gone to numerous seminars put on by the …

Järkivalinta.fi ylpeänä esittää Suomen yritysmaailman 30 inspiroivinta blogia 2015! Nämä blogit on nimitetty, koska ne …

Nämä blogit on nimitetty, koska ne jakavat vinkkejä, oppaita, uutuusarvoa ja erilaisia näkökulmia yritysmaailmasta sekä arkielämän kokemuksia ja …

How to use design thinking in your next project

With more and more engineering-focused companies trying to become design-centric, they’re no doubt trying to adopt design thinking.<p>But it’s not as simple as saying, “Just use design thinking.” Saying it does not make it so.<p>What exactly is “Design Thinking”? Let’s take a step back and hear from the …

MLB Sees Record Revenues For 2015, Up $500 Million And Approaching $9.5 Billion

Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side of the industry. With the year nearly complete, the league can report that gross revenues increased $500 million for 2015, marking the 13th consecutive year MLB has seen record growth. While exact figures are not released, the …

29 Favorite Business Tech Tools of Entrepreneurs in 2015

For small-business owners these advances are not just a matter of convenience, but a way to save money, market their services, engage with and retain customers.<p>These days it seems like there's a better way to do almost anything. Whether you're sharing documents and pictures, managing email, or even …

Become 'Error-Tolerant' Like Apple And Mercedes: A Customer Experience Designer Strategy

I’m sure <i>you’re</i> a tolerant person, but what about your business? As a customer experience designer, the strategy of “error-tolerant design” (for example, the Apple “lightning” connectors that literally don’t have a “wrong way” to plug in) and the related concept of “behavior-shaping constraints” …

Customer Experience

Cheeseburger-Stuffed Ravioli Burgers : ravioli recipe

If you love cheeseburgers and pasta, you will seriously get down to this ravioli recipe. Created by The Food in My Beard, the Cheeseburger Ravioli …

15 qualities that will impress your boss

Get a head start by making sure you are radiating these attributes in the workplace.<p>It's common to have waves of productivity or days, weeks, and years where we give more of ourselves, but consistency is key. Aim for even output so you don't burn out, and keep your temper directed but …

Work-life Balance

7 time management mistakes that are ruining your productivity

The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most of us fall prey to.<p>Learn how to master your time by making yourself aware of these time-wasting traps:<p>Do you insist on controlling or doing all the work …

Time Management