Jennifer Palmer Farrington

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Watch a real-life Transformer change from robot to car

Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first-ever …

Robotics

Why Smart People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says research from USC's Marshall School of Business, and …

Why Americans Spend So Much on Health Care—In 12 Charts - WSJ

The U.S. spends more per capita on health care than any other developed nation. It will soon spend close to 20% of its GDP on health—significantly more than the percentage spent by major Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nations.<p>What is driving costs so high? As this series of …

Health Care

Zero-based productivity: The power of informed choices

Extending the tenets of zero-based budgeting across the full cost base can transform performance.<p><b>Executives increasingly are recognizing</b> zero-based …

The secret to making it in the digital sales world: The human touch

Successful B2B sales teams strike the human-digital balance customers want in three core areas: speed, transparency, and expertise.<p><b>The CEO</b> of a large …

Customer Experience

The new model for consumer goods

Why the industry’s historic value-creation model is faltering—and how to reinvent it.<p><b>The fast-moving-consumer-goods industry</b> has a long history of …

Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve new levels of …

8 success practices for the new leader in the high stakes corporate world

1. Be YOU-SMART first<p>Self-awareness is a leading indicator of happiness and success because if you are aware of what is in your mind you can …

8 Success Factors Even More Important Than IQ (Infographic)

Which success factors are most impactful in your life and career?<p>Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you focus on the right areas of your personal development and make you more successful in your career, business, and life in general. After all, you don't …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Email Blacklist: How to Tell If You’re on It (and What to Do If You Are)

Landing on an email blacklist can be like purgatory. In this post we share how to handle it.<p>I don’t watch much network T.V., but I was a sucker for …

Spam

What Happened When I Moved My Company To A 5-Hour Workday

A little over a year ago, Tower Paddle Boards started letting employees leave by lunchtime and offering 5% profit-sharing.<p>In every office, I’ve often felt, there are just a few people who do three times the work of everyone else, yet their reward is only marginally higher. As an entrepreneur, I’ve …

4 Ways to Get Tax Credits for Your Business

INC.COM/BIG-IDEAS<p><b>Your business is probably eligible for tax abatements, cash grants, or other credits. But are you taking advantage? Inc.com</b> …

Hire Early or Not at All

TALENT TRENDS<p><b>RECENT RESEARCH SHOWS</b> that if you don’t hire an employee early in your startup’s lifespan, you probably never will. Among startups that …

The Upside of a Tradeoff

<b>For every new idea your company wants to bring to life, be willing to kill an old one</b><p><b>FOR THREE YEARS,</b> my company wrote, produced, recorded, and …

How to Keep Them Coming Back for More

<b>Strange as it may sound, one key to success is not giving your customers what they want</b><p><b>ONE CURRENT DEBATE</b> in technology circles concerns whether …

GOING GLOBAL DIVING INTO THE DEEP END

<b>SafeSplash Swim School has grand ambitions. How does its strategy stack up?</b><p><b>MATT LANE, CO-FOUNDER</b> of SafeSplash Swim School, knows that some dip toes …

HOW DO YOU REWARD A TOP PERFORMER WITHOUT HARMING TEAM MORALE?

INC. 5000 INSIGHTS<p>➔ Inc. 5000 honorees tell us how they would tackle a common business challenge. —SHEILA MARIKAR<p><b>ʻʻWe typically give out rewards in a</b> …

5 things to do after getting a bad performance review

You walk out of a performance review with your boss and your cheeks are on fire — despite your best efforts at work, your contributions to the office …

4 ways to get your work done when you’re drowning in meetings

Being slammed with meetings — often back-to-back ones — can be exhausting, and can send your productivity into a nosedive as you struggle to figure …

6 reasons recruiters say they’ll toss your resume in the trash

Most professionals nowadays know that a clear (and proofread) resume can help them move along during the job application process. But what if you …

Employment

More weird job interview questions answered on the streets of New York

Not all interviews are the same. Some places like to ask outside-the-box questions to try and find out who candidates are by catching them slightly …

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

B2B Marketing Tactics: How To Move Users Down the Funnel When You're a B2B Brand

B2B marketers know that brand awareness is only the first small step in the path to conversion, and that what comes next -- the process of convincing a user to become a customer -- is an even more prolonged and challenging process. Widening the funnel is one thing, but making sure you’re able to …

Marketing

How Less Than $2,400 Can Get You $150,000 Worth of Media Attention

PR can be an amazing, untapped beast for attention and lead generation--but only if you reframe your mindset.<p>Everyone wants media coverage.<p>Positive, repetitive mainstream and niche media coverage can drive a sales windfall. Great PR also influences search engine optimization, because Google's …

I'm using a touchscreen MacBook Air. Here's how

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier headline on this story referenced the wrong MacBook model.</i><p>NEW YORK—I used a touchscreen MacBook Air to write this column.<p>No, you didn’t misread the previous sentence. Nor did you overlook a new product announcement from Apple, which despite all the company …

Apple

Which states have estate and inheritance taxes?

“Death taxes,” the ominous name given to estate and inheritance taxes, create almost as much angst as the eventuality that triggers them.<p>The federal estate tax applies when a person’s assets exceed a certain amount — $5.49 million in 2017 — at the time of death. When Uncle Sam collects the estate …

Retirement

How to avoid the federal estate tax when collecting life insurance proceeds

Having enough life and disability insurance should be a key element of your personal financial game plan. With some advance planning, you can collect …

Retirement