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How To Conduct A Simplicity Audit On Your Business

Is your business too complicated?<p>After reading a ultra-high-growth, successful business for three years I noticed a disturbing trend creeping around the edges: Complexity.<p>As we grew our team, expanded our product line and added more marketing strategies into the mix (all at ultra-high speed), each …

Stop Laying Off Employees--Start Boosting Sales | Inc.com

Do you ever look around your office and ask yourself, "What are all of these people doing?" You look at your sales and revenues and they are flat or below projections. Your payroll, however, is still disproportionately robust. You start to wonder...Do we really need all of these people?<p>Before you …

Business Development

Trying to Motivate Your Employees? Forget It. | Inc.com

I recently sent around a rather direct memo to a number of our marketing folks, suggesting that (a) being better prepared for certain meetings was a really good idea; and (b) that one great way to be better prepared was to make sure that they had seen and reviewed the videos and other materials …

Motivation

Bottleneck Culture | Inc.com

Hierarchy constipates the economy.<p>I’ve been reading a lot recently about decision-making, including Chip and Dan Heath’s <i>Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work</i> and Tom Davenport and Brook Manville’s <i>Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right.</i> …

Management

The Truth About Startup Fundraising

Chris Kelly, the co-founder of Convene, a meeting company, explains why you'll probably give away more equity, and get less money, when you bring on investors.

Investing

How Estonia became E-stonia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/977000/977962_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524696122_287c19222607e8846d0d324fbdb58557<p><b>In some countries, computer programming might be seen as the realm of the nerd.</b><p>But not in Estonia, where it is seen as fun, simple and cool.<p>This …

PC Gaming

PayPal targets Square with hardware trade-ins, waives fees through 2013

After watching its rivals Square and Groupon play their hands earlier today, PayPal announced a program that allows merchants to trade in their old payment processing equipment in exchange for new hardware. The promotional offer features POS systems from ERPLY, Leaf, Leapset and the company's own …

Is cross-platform BBM a bad idea for BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Messenger has been a favourite tool for fans of BlackBerry for many years, and now BlackBerry is hoping to spread the love on the iOS and …

Tune In At 9 AM Tomorrow For Our Live Coverage Of Google I/O 2013

Tomorrow is Day 1 of Google I/O, and you know what that means: it’s keynote time!<p>We’re rolling out to the event in force, and will be bringing you along for the ride with our up-to-the-second liveblog and coverage <b>beginning at 9 AM Pacific.</b><p>Remember last years keynote? It was pure, absolute madness. …