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Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques for Building Rapport With Anyone

Robin Dreeke is head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.<p>In his book It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for …

Self-help

The new path to organisational change - London Business School Review

Eleven lessons on how to approach change by Daniel Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School.

Almost a quarter of Unilever's $8 billion ad budget is now spent on digital

That figure is up four percentage points on the 20% the Axe, Cornetto, and Dove-owner spent advertising on digital properties in 2014.<p>Speaking to Business Insider at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Weed said the percentage of digital spend is now nearer 50% in digitally-advanced …

Advertising

What's Next for Ecommerce in 2016?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year will be a defining one for ecommerce, in terms of mobile domination. Sources predict that 2016 will mark the consolidation of the mobile era, with half of all consumers using their mobile devices to make transations.<p>The numbers …

eCommerce

CPG E-Commerce Sales Soared 42% Last Year, Fueled by Amazon

That e-commerce inflection point packaged-goods marketers have sought for decades may finally have arrived. CPG e-commerce sales soared 42% last …

eCommerce

Is Logistics About To Get Amazon’ed?

Zvi Schreiber Contributor<p>Zvi Schreiber is the CEO of Freightos, a logistics startup bringing international freight online for forwarders, shippers and oversized e-commerce.<p>In November 2015, Beijing Century Joyo Courier Services registered with the U.S. government as an ocean shipping provider. So …

eCommerce
eCommerce

Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh

Leadership development and change management tend to be top priorities for many organizations. In spite of this, a majority of organizations tend to fall far short of their goals for both. One major reason organizations struggle is because they treat both leadership development and change …

Leadership
Leadership

An easy way for leaders to learn

It is said that a good or effective blog answers a relevant question. That being the case, here is a question every leader serious about being …

Learning

Comment on The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years by Tessy Terry

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE WORLD OF FAME?? GETTING RICH. POWERFUL AND FAMOUS? JOINING THE ILLUMINATI TODAY AND BECOME RICH.ILLUMINATI BRINGS YOU INTO …

Emerging Technology
Human Resources

What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>The fear of getting Netflix-ed or Uber-ized is spurring big companies to dial up their investment in innovation. Companies as diverse as AIG, Disney, and Intuit have been building innovation teams, launching “accelerator” programs to attract promising startups, and giving …

Innovation

The eight essentials of innovation

Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.<p><b>It’s no secret:</b> innovation is …

"The Big Rethink" 2015 - The Age of the Entrepreneurial CMO

I have just attended The Economist's 'The Big Rethink 2015' event in London, where leaders from organisations such as Diageo, O2 and Google and …

Are IDEO's consultants "hackers"?

Here’s a great video on Innovation with Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO, by the Yale School of Management. In case you don’t know, IDEO is “A …

Design Thinking

Thomas Edison created the electric lightbulb and then wrapped an entire industry around it. The lightbulb is most often thought of as his signature invention, but Edison understood that the bulb was little more than a parlor trick without a system of electric power generation and transmission to …

How to Design a Winning Business Model

Artwork: Damián Ortega, <b>Controller of the Universe</b>, 2007, found tools and wire, 285 x 405 x 455 cm<p>Strategy has been the primary building block of competitiveness over the past three decades, but in the future, the quest for sustainable advantage may well begin with the business model. While the …

Why Large Companies Struggle With Business Model Innovation

Innovation success stories are all strikingly similar: a bright idea, supported by a zealot-innovator who sees it through. The windfall of goodies follows.<p>But failures happen for all sorts of reasons, and they often occur even when the idea is sound. This is especially true for business model …

Four Paths to Business Model Innovation

Business model innovation is a wonderful thing. At its simplest, it demands neither new technologies nor the creation of brand-new markets: It’s about delivering <i>existing</i> products that are produced by <i>existing</i> technologies to <i>existing</i> markets. And because it often involves changes invisible to the …

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink …

The Best Digital Business Models Put Evolution Before Revolution

What, another clarion call urging executives to fundamentally rethink their business models through digital technology? The business media have had no shortage of these. Many such bulletins focus on radically changing the nature of competition in an industry, as Apple did for music and Uber did for …

Innovation

Designing for Empathy and Retention

Five lessons from an intimate evening with<br>IDEO’s top designers<p>Ok, describing the scene as <i>intimate</i> isn’t completely truthful…<p>More accurately, …

Continuous innovation -- Google's best kept secret: Annika Steiber at TEDxKiruna

BETTER & FASTER: Innovation Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche's Top Speech on Innovation

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

With over 6 billion hours of video and thousands of channels, YouTube has something for everyone -- even for those of us who want to become better leaders.<p>Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best …

Top 10

Want to Be a Better Leader? Start by Managing Digital Dualisms

What is leadership in the era of digitally powered brand building?<p>I've been asking this question since I entered the marketing world nearly 20 years …

Digital Marketing

12 Quotes By Jeff Bezos That Reveal How He Grew The Amazon Empire

The Everything Store has 88,400 employees around the world, a reported 244 million customer base, and a market cap of $150 billion.<p>Along the way, he's become a billionaire.<p>Bezos has an understanding of contemporary business like few other people. To better understand his genius, we rounded up …

Business Strategy