Mohit S Balani

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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,<p>I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

- Feb 18, 2018<p>For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Ford’s vision for driverless police cars offer zero chance to flirt your way out of a ticket

A patent from Ford revealed ideas for autonomous police cars which are capable of finding law-breakers, doling out tickets, and even waiting in hiding spots.<p>The patent, filed in 2016 and spotted by <i>Motor1</i> last week, details all the ways in which an autonomous police car could help catch law-breaking …

Autonomous Vehicle

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

What Is Strategic Agility?

As I suggested here and here, the subject of Strategic Agility is important because it’s central to the key business issue: how to make money from Agile? If the Agile movement is only about creating great workplaces for software developers (also important!) but doesn’t generate better business …

Innovation

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable?<p>Video production studios have …

Blockchain

Facebook And Google's Surveillance Capitalism Model Is In Trouble

Regulators start to pump the brakes on Big Tech's advertising dystopia.<p>WASHINGTON ― A new era of internet regulation is about to begin.<p>Years after Facebook and Google went public, regulators in the United States and abroad are finally taking a closer look at the internet behemoths. And they’re not …

Privacy

Why You Need To Hire Inexperienced Staff

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-01-26 11:24:47 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Human Capital, Human Capital & Careers, Human Resources, Innovation, …

Employment

Why Company Culture Goes Bad -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>I started working for my current organization four years ago.<p>I was hired as the Credit Manager. Two years ago I moved over to Compensation and Benefits.<p>I took a one-year leave of absence when I had my daughter.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>When I came back to work I noticed huge changes in the culture …

Employment

Seth Godin: Don't get sucked into digital marketing

Seth Godin speaking at Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki.Nordic Business Forum / Paula Ojansuu<p><b>Seth Godin is a world-famous author, blogger and marketing guru who’s written 18 bestsellers.</b><p><b>Talking about the future of marketing at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm, Godin split the discipline into</b> …

Digital Marketing

5 Reasons Every Man Must Make Time For Yoga

The gym isn't the only place you'll benefit<p>We get it: Yoga might not be the most intense workout—at least, most forms of it aren’t—and it probably isn’t the first thing that pops in your mind when thinking of a fitness class you want to try.<p>But fitness is all about branching out of your comfort …

10 Things Successful People Do When They Start a New Job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might …

Success

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

This specific section of your LinkedIn profile unlocks the keywords needed to make sure potential employers and prospective clients can find you on the platform.<p>If you want to get any meaningful value or traction from LinkedIn, it's critical you start with a profile that's already optimized.<p>(In …

Telenav Creates In-Car Infotainment Advertising for OEMs

Advertisements are everywhere. They’re surrounding this article, they’re on Twitter, they fill mailboxes, they’re strategically placed above urinals, they’re on NBA jerseys, they’re tucked into playlists—and soon they’ll be striped across the infotainment touchscreens in cars. Telenav, a company …

Nike and PlayStation unite on these limited edition sneakers

The PG2 is designed in collaboration with basketball player Paul George<p>Nike has released a pair of PlayStation-themed shoes in collaboration with basketball player Paul George called the PG2. The PG2 is George’s second signature shoe (a follow-up to the PG1), and features light-up tongues bearing …

Shoes

The Retail Evolution Starts With Talent

Nearly every speaker at the NRF’s Big Show came with a powerful message: the boundaries of retail are expanding. Big data and AI are helping us reimagine the in-store experience. New tech and emerging platforms are creating a more dynamic and integrated retail offering.<p>While we have more tools, …

10 Powerful Ways Woman Can Succeed in a Male-Dominated World

Women can still become the leaders they are meant to be.<p>The news of the past year--with near-daily stories of <b>sexual harassment and assault,</b> gender inequality, <b>and other issues affecting women in the workplace</b>--has reinforced the fact that, however far women have come, we still live in a …

Sexual Harassment

6 Ways to Secure Millennial Loyalty by Creating Company Heart

Boost Millennial engagement and loyalty by creating more company heart. Here are 6 ways to do it.<p>According to Gallup, only 29 percent of Millennials are engaged at work (emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job and company), which is why about 60 percent of Millennials say they are open …

Don't Be Afraid to Be Vulnerable: 6 Ways to Build Trust With Your Team

Take a cue from Uber's new CEO and demonstrate vulnerability to connect with your employees.<p>When Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi left Expedia last August, he admitted to being scared in his parting memo. While this brand of vulnerability is not often demonstrated by big-name CEOs, it is an important …