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Four paths to your digital transformation | Digital McKinsey

March 24, 2017 – <i>by Joao Dias and Rohit Sood</i><p>You won’t find too many arguments in C-suites about the need to transform operating models to be more …

Cloud Computing-Savvy Companies Enjoy Greater Revenues And Speed, Survey Suggests

At first, it’s all about cost savings — avoiding up-front fees, hardware costs, and ongoing maintenance and software upgrades. But looking beyond the operational concerns with cloud computing, things get much more interesting. Cloud really begins to shine when it becomes an enabler for increased …

Corporate Culture

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Competing for Businesses Business: The Rise of Cloud Management

With the emergence of cloud service providers, your customer’s Lines of Businesses now have alternatives to IT. The rise of cloud computing has …

Cloud Management

Elon Musk just shared new details about Tesla’s car-sharing service of the future

In the future, you may not only have to worry about your Uber rating, but also your Tesla rating.<p>Musk shared some new details about Tesla's future car-sharing service on Friday evening and it sounds like he intends to include an Uber-like rating system in which Tesla owners get to rate people who …

There's a new digital-only bank and its CEO says Brexit is the 'perfect scenario' to launch

Tide is launching to the public today after bagging the funding in the last few weeks. It is an unusually large funding round for a startup that has yet to launch its product.<p>The startup's investor list reads like a who's who list of London tech. Backers include: LocalGlobe, the VC firm set up by …

Entrepreneurship

Timex x Todd Snyder Mod Watch

Its bullseye dial, inspired by a design pulled from the Timex archives, is definitely vintage. Its usefulness is not. The Timex x Todd Snyder Mod …

5 Ways To Scale After Closing Your Series A

Raising your Series A is a whirlwind, and closing it might feel like you’ve crossed the finish line. By raising, you’ve proven that your company just …

Executives Expect Digital Disruption to Displace 4 in 10 Incumbents by Industry within Next Five Years | The Network | The Network

SAN JOSE, Calif, --- June 24, 2015 --- The effect of digital disruption on business has the potential to overturn incumbents and reshape markets faster than perhaps any force in history, according to a new report released today by the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center), …

How to Design a Business That Dominates Its Niche

Follow this new concept in strategic decision-making that goes beyond innovation and disruption.<p><i>In their book</i> Play Bigger (HarperBusiness, 2016)<i>, Silicon Valley business advisory firm Play Bigger LLC co-founders Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, and Christopher Lochhead, with writer Kevin Maney explore</i> …

Top 10 Reasons to Replace Your Accounting Software

As your business grows in size and complexity, the tools that once supported you may now be holding you back. You’re faced with an important …

Small Business

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Sell a vision, not a product

I recently pitched to a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, who were picking winners to pitch to a group of venture capitalists (VC) at a local …

Startups

The Apple Watch epitomizes how Apple lost its magic touch

This would have never happened if Steve Jobs was still alive.<p>I've heard and seen this phrase overused since the Apple co-founder and former CEO …

Selling for Entrepreneurs: Enroll in MaRS' open online course

MaRS has published the last unit of its online course, Selling for Entrepreneurs. Designed for startups, this free course offers on-demand lessons in …

Selling

How To Become A Pro Gamer - 8 Tips From The Pros

Gaming has come a long way since the days of Pong, Duck Hunt and Pac-Man, when competing meant getting the top score at the local arcade. Electronic …

The second era of cloud platforms will dwarf the first

How many people in your company built an app in the cloud in 2015? Get ready for that number to jump dramatically. We’re in the second era of cloud …

2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack

Falon Fatemi Contributor<p>Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Future Of The Web Is All About Context<p>Rebecca Hinds Contributor<p>Selling is a competitive sport, and quota-seeking salespeople are the athletes of that sport: They are scored and compared, there are …

What Makes A Good Leader Today — And Tomorrow?

What makes a good leader?<p>Things like integrity, honesty, and personal responsibility immediately come to mind. While those are all vital traits, …

SAP: 'There is confusion over Hana that we need to clarify'

SAP has a problem. During the SAP Insider tour in Nice last week, the vendor's product lead, Steve Lucas, asked the audience of customers and …

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky

<b>By Leigh Gallagher</b><p>Photograph by Michael Lewis for Fortune Magazine<p>June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p>How the home-sharing site’s co-founder hacked leadership …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Jeep Chief Concept

Based on the Wrangler yet inspired by the full-size, 1970s era Cherokee, the Jeep Chief Concept is a throwback to the beach rides of yesteryear. …

A Rare Glimpse Inside The Life And Mind Of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

We were meeting at Oracle's upscale executive offices on the top floor of the main building at its Redwood City, California, headquarters, accompanied by two members of his personal PR team and Oracle's chief marketing officer, Judith Sim. They weren't there as handlers. Hurd was in full control of …

Sexual Harassment

IPO of last resort: Box has no choice but to go public, despite its ugly numbers

Why is Box, a cloud storage company in an increasingly commoditized category that continues to bleed cash, planning its IPO? The short answer is that …

Venture Capital

This 30-minute Bodyweight Workout is Totally Kickass

Put your mind and body to test with these simple yet extenuating exercises. This bodyweight workout can be done anywhere and all it takes is thirty …

The Art of Persuasive Storytelling

"Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectively, people follow and change." - Nancy Duarte<p>Did you know that you have the power to change the world? According to Nancy Duarte, communication …

Mohiomap Turns Evernote, Google Drive, And Dropbox Accounts Into Mind Maps

Like many other people, I use Evernote as an information dump. Despite my best efforts to keep things organized with multiple notebooks and tags, my account has become almost as unwieldy as an overstuffed filing cabinet, with stacks of PDFs, web clippings, and notes going back years.<p>That’s why I …