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Lessons from Facebook’s Fumble in India

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>On February 10, Silicon Valley legend and Facebook board member, Marc Andreessen sent out a tweet:<p>I now withdraw from all future discussions of Indian economics and politics, and leave them to people with more knowledge and experience!<p>How did Andreessen arrive at such a …

Motivating Millennials Takes More than Flexible Work Policies

A 2015 Gallup Poll found that Millennials are the least engaged cohort in the workplace, with only 28.9% saying that they are engaged at work. This, combined with high turnover rates and greater freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities, means that if companies want to retain these valued …

If You’re Going to Multitask, At Least Do It Right

“Multitasking” has become a bad word. Most research says that our brains aren’t truly capable of focusing on multiple things at once, but that …

IT Tech Trends 2016

Overview<p>Create a culture with capabilities to envy<p>Winners in the digital age do much more than complete a technology checklist. They know their …

Innovation

LGBT-Inclusive Companies Are Better at 3 Big Things

For the first time in the history of Davos, LGBT rights made the official agenda at the World Economic Forum. Business leaders including Beth Brooke-Marciniak, the global vice chair for public policy at EY, and Shamina Singh, the executive director of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, …

You Can Charge Women More, but Should You?

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (NYDCA) recently released a well-researched report documenting similar products having different prices based on the target customer’s gender. Target, for instance, charged $24.99 for a red scooter and $49.99 for a scooter that appeared to be …

How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. As a boss, you may have already learned how to plan, prioritize, and streamline your work. But how can you help your team members do the same? Should you dictate the processes and tools they use? How do you keep people from taking on too much …

The Latest ‘Deadpool’ Spot Pumps Up The Explosions And ‘X-Men’ Action

<i>Deadpool’s</i> latest preview gives foreign audiences a taste of action and a look at just how much the X-Men have to do with this R-rated adventure. We get to see those iconic doors, the Blackbird, and we get to see Colossus do a bit more than just get punched and walk around.<p>It’s not a shock that the …

Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business apps — and for IT departments to enable them to do so. The new service is now officially available in preview.<p>As Microsoft’s …

What Peter Drucker Had to Say About Automation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>In discussing his new book, <i>Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots</i>, the journalist John Markoff pointed out how polarizing the subject of automation and its effect on employment tends to be.<p>“You can go from the International Federation of Robotics on …

When Treating Workers Well Leads to More Innovation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>There’s a reason companies like Google and Facebook offer their employees so many perks, according to new research: firms that treat workers better are more innovative.<p>In a recent working paper, currently under review by the Journal of Corporate Finance, researchers from Monash University …

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

How Visual Systems Make It Easier to Track Knowledge Work

Walk into any fitness center, health club, or gym in the country and you’ll see yourself. Or rather, reflections of yourself. It doesn’t matter whether the gym is one step up from a cave or a posh Park Avenue fitness emporium — you’ll see mirrors, and lots of them. The mirrors aren’t a …

Technology Should Be About More than Efficiency

We humans are a paradoxical species. On the one hand, we are uniquely endowed with the power of extraordinary imagination – the ability to see what could be, but has never been. On the other,we are imperfect. We have weaknesses and we make mistakes, lots of them. It is the ability of our …

21 Inspiring Photos Of Women Who Dared To Change The World

There have been many badass women who have changed the course of history, and to celebrate Women’s Equality Day, here is a selection of our …

Human Rights

Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere

A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going, and spur innovation. But after an initial flurry of activity, the initiatives often fizzle and the new tools get tucked away somewhere. What goes wrong? …

Cronógrafo BR-X1 Carbone Forgé marca posição no mercado dos topo de gama

O cronógrafo BR-X1 Carbone Forgé é a síntese da excelência da Bell & Ross no domínio dos relógios profissionais e da alta complicação relojoeira. …

We Need To Stop Pretending Work-Life Balance Is A Woman's Issue

It’s time for everyone to come out of the closet.<p>Not that closet. I’m talking about the white-collar trap where those of us who wish to have lives outside of the office hide our true feelings and instead fake like we’re working all the time. Most of us have a foot in that closet, pretending to some …

What Killed The Infographic?

If you’ve seen fewer experimental data visualizations lately, it’s only because the medium has grown up and gotten a job.<p>A few years ago, the Internet was awash in groundbreaking data visualizations. There was Aaron Koblin’s deeply influential map of flight patterns around the U.S. Periscopic’s …

lynda.com Joins the LinkedIn Family

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

ZTE Spro 2 Android smart projector arrives in US at AT&T

During CES 2015, ZTE introduced a smart projector running Android called the Spro 2, and it is now arriving to buyers in the United States via AT&T. …

Ka-Bar Ka-Barley Bottle Opener

Lightweight yet surprisingly rugged thanks to thermoplastic resin construction, the Ka-Bar Ka-Barley Bottle Opener will fit right in with your other …

Steelcase Brody WorkLounge is designed to keep you focused on the task at hand

One of the key problems with working in a modern office is the constant assault of visual distractions that inhibit our ability to concentrate on the …

Why Are We So Hard on Female CEOs?

James Graham<p>Is there really anything left to say about the dearth of female leaders in business? Doesn’t everyone agree that we need more of them—more diversity all the way around? And yet the numbers remain alarming. Among S&P 500 companies, according to Catalyst, women currently hold just …