Jonathan Gurwitz

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Clay Christensen Reveals The Insight That Led To A Breakthrough In Milkshake Design

"What causes us to buy anything?" asked Christensen at the recent World Business Forum in New York City. "We have to get a job done, and we say: 'What can I hire to get that job done?' If marketers understand the job that customers have to do, then they understand the causal mechanism behind [the …

Why 70% Of All Employees Hate Their Jobs

Look at any three people in your workplace. Statistically, only one of them feels good about being there.<p>According a recent Gallup report, more than two-thirds of U.S. workers (70%) are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work.<p>That's bad news for companies already struggling to hire …

Google's soaring shares boosted the net worths of Larry Page and Sergey Brin several billion dollars each. *Billion* with a B. http://onforb.es/H1YYOV Photo: You can smile Larry Page (center), you're up $3 billion. (Credit: Getty Images)

Why Cloud's Biggest Benefits Are Hiding In Plain Sight

The true value of cloud computing remains elusive, at least from a technology perspective. Organizations are not likely to see cost advantages anytime soon, as they gear up their networks and infrastructure to support cloud-based applications. But is that the whole story?<p>The key takeaway from a new …

Let There Be Li-Fi!

As if underwater Wi-Fi wasn’t fascinating enough, here’s another wireless technology that could be potentially groundbreaking if and when it goes mass market.<p>Chi Nan, an information technology professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, and her research team have experimented with using the light …

How FreshDirect Got People To Do The Unthinkable — Buy Fish Over The Internet

FreshDirect, the online-only grocery company, has become a staple in New York's tri-state area.<p>But when the retail brand launched some 11 years ago, consumers were still skeptical about buying anything over the Internet - let alone fish or any kind of perishables.<p>Founder and CEO Jason Ackerman and …

How To Keep Remote Workers From Screwing Up

In just a few years, the challenge of managing a team of remote workers might be the norm for many companies. The number of work-from-home employees has been rapidly increasing in the U.S., with their ranks swelling 79.7% between 2005 and 2012, according to the latest data from Global Workplace …

11 Staggering Facts About Bullying In America

As part of National Bullying Prevention Month and World Bullying Prevention Day on Oct. 7, we have compiled some staggering facts about how big a problem bullying is in America's schools. Our sources include the National Education Association, PACER Center, and Make Beats Not Beatdowns.<p>Bullying …

Google Has An Interesting Way Of Deciding Which 'Experiments' Become Real Products

Given that, just how does Google decide which experiments to turn into full-fledged products?<p>It sort of happens by the law of attraction, explains Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management for Chromebooks. Googlers get to spend 20% of their time on projects that interest them outside of …

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Presents His 10 Favorite Strips

Dilbert, the well-known comic strip by cartoonist Scott Adams about the office everyman and his crew of incompetent colleagues, was the first syndicated comic that focused primarily on the workplace when it launched in 1989. Five years later, it had become so successful that Adams quit his …

Here's Why Top Brands Must Do Something About Their Terrible Social Media Customer Service

In several cases, companies facing crises or PR disasters actually came out looking better after using social media to tackle problems head-on.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's paid research service, we explore how companies are interacting more effectively and serving …

5 Steps To Becoming A ‘Highly Recommended’ Brand On Social Media

That's the central theme of digital marketer Paul Rand's new book "Highly Recommended: Harnessing the Power of Word of Mouth and Social Media to Build Your Brand and Your Business." In it, he argues that the number-one thing that drives business today is recommendations. To win, he says every …

How To Use The Science Of High Performance To Become Great At What You Do

The first tip comes from Tony Schwartz, author of <i>The Power of Full Engagement</i> and <i>Be Excellent at Anything</i>. In his contribution to <i>Maximize Your Potential,</i> he recommends harnessing the power of a ritual.<p>Willpower and discipline are overrated.<p>In his book, <i>Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human</i> …

How To Craft The Perfect 'Shark Tank' Pitch

Is there a formula for crafting the perfect "Shark Tank" pitch? Pierce Marrs, a sales and communications coach who does a weekly podcast recapping the show, thinks there are some basic rules any aspiring deal-maker should know. His tips don't only apply to "Shark Tank" hopefuls; they're useful …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Has A Brutal System For Employees Trying To Get Promoted

Here's the way it works.<p>To get ahead at Amazon, your boss has to debate why you deserve a promotion with other managers from the company. If he or she makes an effective case on your behalf, then you get the nod. If not, you wait another 12 months.<p>These debates take place at two different meetings …

The 10 Best Pointy-Haired Boss Moments From 'Dilbert'

IBM CEO: My Five Favorite Ways To Predict The Future Of The Tech Industry

As the ninth CEO of IBM that's the thing that keeps Rometty up at night, she told attendees of the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C.<p>The answer: IBM is willing to change "everything we do" and to invest in the new technologies that will usher in "a new era of …

Founders And VCs Reveal 25 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

That's why we've rounded up the favorite, career-shaping books of well-known entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, from Amazon's Jeff Bezos to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>The business leaders who picked them call these books revelatory, inspirational, and intelligent.<p>From Ayn Rand's "The …

Keep Employees Learning Or Risk Becoming Obsolete

It's called "dumbquestions@" and it's designed for employees to write in with questions that they think other people might also want answers to, AppNexus CEO Brian O'Kelley tells the New York Times. A recent question the account received, O'Kelley says, asked why the company had seen so many low …

What's In A Name? Successful Entrepreneurs Share Branding Secrets

Stewart is an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere, and at a recent panel organized by the lifestyle guru, the question on small business owners' minds was simple: Can our names become rockstar brands like Martha's, too?<p>Successful entrepreneurs debated the relative merits and drawbacks of …