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Why a Gen-X CEO Hired a Millennial to Help Him Keep a Learning Mindset

At age 41, I am where I want to be in my career: running my own sales-training business, with enough clients lined up that I can probably live comfortably for the next several years. But I’m in trouble. Every Gen Xer is.<p>Younger generations are quickly taking over the workforce. They’re also …

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Boards: Innovation Is Your Responsibility Too

The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for breakthrough innovation in the scramble for competitive advantage. We see this shift playing out …

Wireframes, flows, personas and beautifully crafted UX deliverables for your inspiration

When people think of UX Design documentation, the first image that comes to mind is dense, long, and heavily annotated wireframes, full of…

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What Designers Can Learn From The Museum Of Failure (Yes, It Exists)

“I just got sick and tired of all these success stories,” says the museum’s founder. “We glorify success so much, but at the expense of demonizing failure.”<p>Just a six-hour train ride south of Stockholm in the town of Helsingborg, Sweden, there’s a little gallery with an abnormal mission. Instead of …

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

How to Skip the Dry Cleaner and Wash Your Dress Shirts at Home

It's easier than you think.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>. Are you still dirty? Subscribe to Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast on</i> <i>Acast</i><i>,</i> <i>iTunes,</i> <i>or</i> <i>Stitcher</i><i>, and like</i> <i>Ask a Clean Person on</i> …

Science Says Jealousy Is the Reason You Shop

Tell us something we don't know.<p>In a recent study published in the <i>Journal of Consumer Psychology</i>, researchers found that jealousy spikes a person's desire to buy an eye-catching product. Originally, the author of the study, Xun (Irene) Huang PhD, focused on whether jealous romantic partners were …

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

How Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place

Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”<p>…

Digital Leadership Is Not an Optional Part of Being a CEO

Being a CEO is harder than ever. The rapid pace of change in business and technology means that more and more companies will find themselves being disrupted. In fact, our latest research with MIT, in which we interviewed more than 1,000 CEOs (from 131 countries and 27 industries, in organizations …

This Vending Machine Prints Short Stories For French Commuters

The Short Stories Distributor machine was created by Short Edition, a French site that lets writers connect with an audience. Currently it has 5,000 …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Walmart tries using blockchain to take unsafe food off shelves

It's scary when stores have to pull unsafe food. It can take days to pinpoint the batch or supplier that caused the problem, which could lead to people getting sick... or at best, force the store to yank more products than necessary. Walmart believes technology could offer a better way. It's trying …

Alibaba smashes its own $14.3 billion record in 15 hours, making it the biggest Singles' Day sales ever

<b>UPDATE: Nov. 11, 2016, 3:54 p.m. SGT</b> Alibaba has broken last year's sales record for Singles' Day.<p>China's biggest e-commerce player announced on …

What to watch before a holiday to France

<b>Rififi (Netflix)</b><p><b>Director:</b>Jules Dassin<p><b>Starring:</b> Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey<p><b>Certificate:</b> 12<p><b>Year:</b>1955<p><b>In a nutshell:</b>Films from the French New Wave are thin on the ground on On Demand services, but this gripping 1955 Parisian noir from blacklisted Hollywood director Jules …

4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Star Wars

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.<p>Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Michael Housman, chief …

A Scorecard for Making Better Hiring Decisions

Given that most organizations spend roughly 70% of their operating budgets on workforce expenses, it is noteworthy how rare it is for organizations to measure the success of hiring managers in their ability to select the right candidates. It is also rare for individuals to hold themselves …

Assessment: What Kind of Negotiator Are You?

Hear The DJ Who’s Transforming The EDM Scene, One Brilliant Sound At A Time

Some DJs are content taking a stage, twisting a few knobs, playing other people’s music. Not Tyler Marenyi, aka NGHTMRE. You’ll never catch him on autopilot, standing around, gazing into a sea of glow sticks and sweaty dance moves.<p>NGHTMRE is about the art, creating new sounds, transcending what …

What to Do with All the Business Cards from Your Last Conference

Business travel should be about relationship building, but so often the stress of dealing with logistics and the anxiety of meeting a whole whack of new people keep it from being an effective way to connect, especially at conferences. Using social tools can focus your on-the-road time on the people …

Best Buy CEO on how to lead a corporate turnaround (without making employees hate you)

Exactly three years ago, as Hubert Joly, the then-new CEO of Best Buy, prepared to meet Wall Street for the first time to unveil his plan to rescue …

How 1% Performance Improvements Led to Olympic Gold

When Sir Dave Brailsford became head of British Cycling in 2002, the team had almost no record of success: British cycling had only won a single gold medal in its 76-year history. That quickly changed under Sir Dave’s leadership. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his squad won seven out of 10 gold …

The French City Of Grenoble Wants You To Kill Time With A Short Story

Literature to the people.<p>The public plazas in Grenoble, a city in southeastern France, might appear to be a prototypical European panorama of outdoor cafes, people milling about, and picturesque historic architecture. But the city is soon to unleash a handful of vending machines that dispense short …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

Airbnb ad campaign in San Francisco riles locals and librarians

There's bad ads and then there's this bus advertisement from Airbnb. The tone of it seems, well off and condescending and initially we thought it was a hoax. Turns out, not so much. After contacting the shared-rental service about the ad, Airbnb spokesperson Christopher Nulty sent Engadget the …