Kristen Grant

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Startup Spotlight: Former RealNetworks execs launch rental home repairs marketplace Keepe

When something breaks in a rental home, it can be frustrating for both the renter and property manager. Long turn-around times often lead to tension …

Netflix

For making the content it knows (with data!) we’ll all love.<p><b>HEADQUARTERS</b><br>Los Gatos, CA<p>Website<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>LinkedIn<p>Instagram<p>Pinterest<p>Google+<p>YouTube<p>The entertainment company spent 2014 giving unexpected gifts to devoted groups of fans. Among them, it announced it bought the global rights to Better …

Why You Need to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting stuck in a routine is easy to do. After all, we’re creatures of habit. We eat the same breakfast every morning, order the same coffee at Starbucks and get to work at the same time.<p>But for entrepreneurs, playing it safe could be …

The Ice Bucket Challenge Won’t Solve Charity’s Biggest Problem

I love the Ice Bucket Challenge. Period. It’s a collective expression of love in a world with far too little of it. It has generated public tears in an age with far too few of them. It restores faith. It connects. And, as of last week, it raised more than $100 million for the Amyotrophic Lateral …

3 Interview Questions for Screening Innovative Employees | Inc.com

In their 2009 article for the Harvard Business Review called "The Innovator's DNA," authors Jeffrey H. Dyer, Hal B. Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen share five key skills that entrepreneurial innovators possess. One of them is "questioning"--specifically, the act of questioning the status …

Innovation

In Defense of Corporate Wellness Programs

A recent HBR blog proposed to deliver “The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program.” But as with any prescription, you really shouldn’t swallow this one unless all your questions about it have been answered. As a physician, a patient, and a businessman, I see plenty to question in Al Lewis …

Breakthrough Projects Require Bold Dreamers

If you live in a big city, subways are a piece of the urban infrastructure you probably take for granted—until a strike or a mechanical problem reminds you that without these subterranean trains, getting anywhere can be next-to-impossible. In “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the …

The Three Most Innovative Companies of 2013

One can naturally debate any system that seeks to crown the world’s most innovative companies. Boston Consulting Group’s list, which relies heavily on surveys asking senior executives to name the companies they perceive to be innovative, risks succumbing to the halo effect, where generally …

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked.<p>It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court <i>fast.</i> Burping uncontrollably, afraid of throwing up, I hit …

Don’t Abandon Innovation — Simplify It

My fellow HBR blogger Bill Taylor recently made a pitch for all of us to stop using the word “innovation” in 2014. Despite his plea, I suspect this word isn’t going anywhere. It’s too important as a driver of growth and renewal. What can be done, in the spirit of Bill’s admonishment, is to stop …

Warby Parker Unveils 2013 Annual Report -- and It's 365 Days Long

Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker isn't known just for innovating eyewear shopping. It's also known for making another typically boring thing …

Warby Parker

Top 10 Inspirational Quotes Worthy of Your Refrigerator

Sometimes, all you need is the right inspirational quote to give you a little pick-me-up when you're feeling down. Here are a few of our favorites …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

Martha Beck: 5 Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List Today

They say it's never too late. But of course it is—for all the things that waste your time, drain your energy and make you feel anything less than …

Positive Thinking

Eleven Things Science Shows Will Make You Happier Every Day

Did you know there are 11 ways we can make ourselves happier, and they are backed up by scientific research?<p>Our team tried out the popular productivity blog Buffer’s list of scientific suggestions this week and we added our own unscientific data to the mix. We spend a significant portion of our …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Parenting

SEO Marketing Still Beats Social and Paid Ads | Inc.com

Effective marketing starts with knowing how customers find you, whether in traditional ways or online. Among other things, that means knowing how people stumble onto your website.<p>With all of the attention given to Twitter and Facebook marketing strategies, you might think that, of course, social …

Luxury Daily

London department store Harrods is targeting local shoppers through a city-wide mobile scavenger hunt to win approximately $1,500 to spend …

Luxury

New York Jets exec: Mobile and location improves the fan experience

NEW YORK ? A New York Jets executive at the 2013 MultiScreen Summit said that applications are important in improving the in-stadium experience as …

Marketers must keep mobile simple

I recently attended two valuable digital forums: The Mcommerce Summit: State of Mobile Commerce 2013 organized by Mobile Commerce Daily and …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

What's in a Meme?

What's in a meme? Online backup service Mozy attempts to answers that question in an infographic that dissects these bite-size doses of Internet …

Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide

Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends report for 2013 today at the D11 Conference, showing robust growth in the number of broadband and mobile users. All that said, there’s still a huge opportunity for smartphone adoption and mobile ad spend.<p>There …

RunKeeper For Pebble Arrives, Bringing Run, Walk And Bike Ride Progress Tracking To The Smart Watch

So far, the Pebble smart watch has done little besides offer up watch faces for users to tinker with, but the apps are starting to come in, and today marks the much-anticipated debut of early marquee partner RunKeeper. RunKeeper was an early player in the smartphone-based activity tracker market, …

Johnson & Johnson taps photo sharing app to drive donations

Johnson & Johnson has debuted a new mobile application that turns photo sharing into a way for consumers to conveniently contribute to important …

One Simple Metric You Need to Determine Marketing ROI | Inc.com

When I was a consultant at McKinsey, we helped Fortune 500 companies optimize their marketing spend. With the help of statistics PhDs, we applied complex statistical models to customer data to identify small tweaks in marketing campaigns--to the tune of millions of dollars of incremental profits.<p>If …