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The Re-Education of Jim Collins

The author of "Good to Great" went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who got schooled.<p>It was a warm, late summer afternoon on the banks of the Hudson River, and a large contingent of cadets had gathered in the Hayes Gymnasium on the campus of the United States Military …

Leadership

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Do Things that Don't Scale

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2013<p>One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that …

Startups

The End Of Advertising As We Know It–And What To Do Now

AKQA’s Rei Inamoto argues that the thing we call advertising is over and offers four guidelines for moving into the next era, when 365-day connection, people-focused stories, and business invention will be key.<p>“How are we supposed to judge a creative idea versus a product idea?”<p>This was a question …

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.<p>Meetings are a boring, but necessary …

Marketing agencies will disappear in 10 years, study says

A new study predicts that social media and digital marketing agencies or service providers will disappear within 10 years, and reactions range from …

Twelve Rules for New Grads

What advice would you give new college graduates about launching themselves into the workforce? Beginning May 12, 2013, I facilitated a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The hundreds of responses offered a wealth of advice and insight about what it takes to make a successful transition …

24 Crazy, Beautiful Ad Agency Staff Photos

But because ad agencies are obsessed with the way things look, they put more effort into their staff photography.<p>And some of the results are downright bizarre.<p>Check out this gallery of crazy, beautiful ad agency staff photos and find out:<p>Which agency uses a giant severed head in its formal photo? …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …

How To Improve Any Service By Simplifying It

In their new book, Simple, Siegel + Gale’s Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn argue that simplicity is the new luxury.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity <i>by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn.</i><p><i>“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the</i> …

The Bad Habits of Good Negotiators

For a good part of the past decade, I’ve taught negotiation skills to diverse audiences—Fortune 500 executives, generals in the U.S. Army and Air …

Real Estate

CrowdIt combines crowdfunding with mentorship to churn out startup successes

CrowdIt is launching today to reign in the next generation of crowdfunding.<p>The company brings networking, mentorship, and support services to the crowdfunding model to increase projects’ likelihood of success after the campaign is closed. It went live with 150 projects ranging from someone trying …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

Music

5 Principles of Convergence: How To Work Better At The Intersection Of Tech, Creativity, And Media

Convergence is both buzzword and marketing reality. Razorfish CEO Bob Lord outlines 5 ways creative companies can adapt to a converging world and create better brand experiences.<p>The word <i>convergence</i> has been picking up steam in the marketing world. It may even be the “big data” term of 2013. Yet, …

How to Win at Email

I used to spend <b>hours</b> a day reading <b>every single</b> email that I got. During my Freshman Activities Fair at Stanford, I got really excited and signed up …

Financial Resources for American Veterans

Seeing a need for younger veterans returning home from recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, USA Cares sought to fill those needs.<p>The nonprofit seeks …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Traditional Vacation Is Dead. Long Live Vacation

Here are 3 tips for working smarter when you’re away, so you can stay on top of your business–and enjoy yourself and your family, too.<p>The business world is abuzz with trend stories about unlimited vacation time. At Netflix, for example, they abolished their policy in 2004 and instead allow …

Helping Your Cause—and Career

By<p>Lindsay Gellman<p>A little extra work can be a "good" thing.<p>It can be difficult for young professionals starting out to fit in philanthropic work or help advance causes they're passionate about. But donating the professional skills they are trying to hone, even in short blocks of time, is a way for …

Employment

Everybody’s streaming, so where’s the money?

The fat lady has yet to sing, and the competition to capitalize on the digital music-streaming industry is far from over, especially with the likes …

Pandora

Pandora Sees Quarterly Revenue Grow 55 Percent

The company added more than 700,000 net new subscribers to its ad-free music-streaming service.<p>Pandora's gains in its most recent fiscal quarter were …

Joe Kennedy

The Shift to Constant Connectivity

Imagine being a marketer in the 1940s. It’s the advent of television advertising. Your entire model for connecting with consumers is evolving and …