Manishankar Balakrishnan

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Google CEO Larry Page Is Becoming One Of The Most Powerful People In Human History

We look at structures like Versailles or the Great Pyramid and marvel at how they were built on the whims of rich and powerful individuals.<p>But here's the thing: Louis XIV, with his fancy house, Khufu, and his big gravestone, doesn't have a thing on Google CEO Larry Page.<p>Page is living a life that …

The New Mobile Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Ad networks, ad exchanges, real-time bidding platforms, and many other self-styled mobile ad "solutions," seem to offer everything to everyone, including the best data, the best and most varied targeting technologies, and access to the most premium sites and apps.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, …

The Six-Minute Guide to Making Better High-Stakes Decisions

When making big decisions, executives use familiar tools like discounted cash flow analysis far too often. That’s because the more uncertain a business context is, the less likely running some numbers and probabilities through a spreadsheet will be helpful. It’s much more useful to take a different …

HBR article: Be yourself, but carefully

Sharing details about your life can be a valuable way to build relationships in the workplace. But self-disclosures can also lead to oversharing, …

Apple Made One Thing Clear: It Doesn't Care At All About Winning Smartphone Market Share

Coming into the event, the widespread expectation was for Apple to release a lower-cost iPhone that would increase the company's addressable market.<p>Apple didn't release a low-cost iPhone. It kept its pricing scheme the same it's been for years. It's selling the iPhone 5C for $99. Off contract, in …