Jared Rossean

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12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

Speed is the secret sauce in Taco Bell’s tasty new app

It’s not like bagging a burrito at Taco Bell takes a long time, but the fast-food chain’s hot new mobile app makes ordering unbelievably fast and frictionless.<p>The app promises that you’ll be able to order anything off the menu, pay for it, and have it prepared for you when you arrive. Not quite …

The Fine Art of Tough Love

What does it take to achieve excellence? I’ve spent much of my career chronicling top executives as a business journalist. But I’ve spent much of the last year on a very different pursuit, coauthoring a book about education, focusing on a tough but ultimately revered public-school music teacher.<p>And …

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

IDC reduces 2013 PC sales forecast: Down 15 percent in consumer markets

Cyber Monday may have been a win overall, but this holiday season won’t be enough to improve sagging PC sales. IDC lowered its previous estimate on …

How to Ditch Marketing And Make Friends

There’s a chasm widening between old school and new school marketers. New school marketers, typically those closer to social marketing channels targeted at Millennials, are telling me they’re having a hard time getting their projects funded internally because old school marketers in the C-suite …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome

We’ve all wanted to please the boss. And if that sometimes means that we do something we think is stupid or misguided so be it — is it worth spending our social or political capital on making a fuss about just one small thing? Better to shrug and accept it and maybe build up some goodwill for when …

Kubi: The World’s First Robotic Tablet Stand | Cult of Mac Deals

<i>Please note: this is a pre-sale promotion (product will ship in late July) and is valid to continental USA customers ONLY. All sales are final and the sale price includes shipping.</i><p>The World's First Robotic Tablet Stand!<p>Why We Love It<p>It's pretty simple...we're tech geeks and this innovative creation …

Dispatch For iPhone Integrates Your E-mail With All Your Other Apps

Dispatch is the iPhone e-mail client I have been looking for for years. It’s kind of like Drafts for email, only in reverse – the emails come in from pretty much any service you like, then you quickly triage them. Then, you send the results off to another app or service on your iPhone.<p>This last …

Spinpod iPhone Mount For Shooting Awesome Panoramas And Motion Time-Lapses

Still using that Ikea wind-up kitchen timer to take your time-lapse videos? Ditch it, because somebody has finally come up with a purpose-made iPhone motion rig that is cheap, fits in your pocket and can do double (triple?) duty as a panoramarator[1], and a passive sound-amplifying iPhone dock.<p>It’s …

Ignore The Mouse: Enable And Use Full Keyboard Access On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X is full of great accessibility features to help those with differing abilities access their Macintosh, whether they have visual, hearing, or motor challenges. One feature, Full Keyboard Access, is set for those who can’t use the mouse reliably. You can use it, too, if you just want to keep …

Operating Systems

Steve Jobs, Nate Silver, And Pablo Picasso: Why The Most Creative People Are Generalists

The compelling case for why a breadth of knowledge and a depth of expertise spur innovation.<p>In the summer of 1982 a 27-year-old Steve Jobs accepted an award at the Academy of Achievement. During his brief speech, he hit what would become Jobsisms: the nature of intelligence, the inheritance of one …

Creativity

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

One problem with notes is that you never go back and read them. Coloring your notes to indicate people, actions, and to-dos can help.<p>It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, …

Productivity

How To Eliminate Customer Angst–And Improve Your Bottom Line

Start by mapping out what’s working for your customers and what’s not. Rejigger whatever makes them fed up and profit in the meanwhile.<p>The last thing you want is to make your customers miserable. We call these “pain points”–when a company’s inefficiencies make customers feel frustrated or uncertain …

Two Terms Marketers Need for Today’s Media Landscape

We knew that the Internet would bring with it a whole wave of new media disruption. We were unprepared for just how massive the disruption has been. You needn’t look any farther than this one staggering statistic to understand the scale of change: Google’s advertising revenue is larger than that of …

8 Things Really Successful People Do

Real success takes discipline and methodology. Here are eight things the most successful people are meticulous about getting right.<p>Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because …

Self-improvement

The E-Myth Principle is Still Alive and Flourishing

Over 25 years ago, Michael E. Gerber wrote a best-selling business book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. The E-Myth (“Entrepreneurial Myth”) is the mistaken belief that most businesses are started by people with tangible business skills, when in fact most …

The biggest problem

EUROPE has a lot of economic problems. It has the sort of problems everyone has: demographic headwinds, plateauing educational attainment, the need …

At Age 25 Mark Cuban Learned Lessons About Leadership That Changed His Life

At age 24, I left Indiana and hit the road in my 1977 Fiat X19. I was on my way to Dallas. The car had a hole in the floorboard. It needed oil every 60 miles. Some college buddies of mine had told me to come to Dallas–that the weather was great, that there were jobs and that the women were amazing. …

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure. Nothing fractures corporate culture faster, and eviscerates talent development efforts more rapidly, than rewarding the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Don’t reward …