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5 Skills Of Disruptive Innovators

"Five primary discovery skills — skills that compose what we call the innovator's DNA — surfaced from our conversations. We found that innovators 'Think Different,' to use a well-known Apple slogan. Their minds excel at linking together ideas that aren't obviously related to produce original ideas …

The One Interview Question That Reveals How Candidates See Themselves

"That causes the person to hone down everything they know about themselves," Richardson-Heron tells Adam Bryant at The New York Times. "I like it when people take a step back and ponder. If someone gives me a quick answer, I'll think that maybe they weren't that thoughtful about …

McDonald's And Starbucks' CEOs Make More Than $9,200 An Hour

The chief executives of McDonald's and Starbucks earn more than $9,200 an hour, which is at least 1,000 times the hourly wages of their sales associates, according to a new report by the personal finance website NerdWallet.<p>The report highlights fast food and retail companies with some of the …

7 Innovation Myths Holding You Back

One reason we're endlessly focused on expert innovation, or as she calls it, innovation window dressing, is our core belief that innovation is difficult.<p>According to one recent study, 68% of business leaders believe that innovators are "born and cannot be made."<p>Sounds a lot like how Gutenberg …

Learn How An App Helps Small Business Owners Focus On Growth

<i>This video is sponsored by Ink from Chase.</i><p>As owners of the online stationery and gift boutique The Paper Cottage, entrepreneurs Beth Kneebone and Michelle Lease handle everything from operating their website to managing social media and corresponding with customers.<p>But for small-business owners, …

The Toughest Part Of Being CEO Is Having No Boss

In a recent video interview with the Wall Street Journal, Robert Sanchez, the CEO of transport and supply management company Ryder, discusses how the biggest challenge of his first year in office was having no superior.<p>"Throughout my entire career, I've always had somebody to go to when I have a …

Bill Gates Shares The 7 Best Books He Read In 2013

Commenting on the lack of novels on the list, Gates writes:<p>That's an interesting statement coming from Gates, especially in light of recent posts on using literature to study decision-making under ignorance.<p>With that said, Gates is an excellent source of reading material for me. His top reads of …

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

Most Productive People: Wendy Clark

SVP of global marketing, The Coca-Cola Co.<p>Wendy Clark<p>SVP of global marketing, The Coca-Cola Co.<p>“The No. 1 thing that anyone wants from me, at work or home, is my attention and my focus. The most productive day to me is one in which I have given my focus to everything that needed me. I’ll have …

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

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10 Quick Tips To Create A Home Office You’ll Actually Want To Work In

Working from home is an awesome perk, but have you inadvertently created a workspace as drab as a cubicle? Here’s how to create the ultimate home office in 10 easy (and inexpensive) steps.<p>Working from home has a lot of upsides— better work-life balance, no commute, but the ability to design an …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

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