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Autism

How to see race

Race is a shapeshifting adversary: what seems self-evident takes training to see, and twists under political pressure<i>By Gregory Smithsimon</i>Read at Aeon

Black Lives Matter

How to Confront Without Conflict

Most people are reluctant to address problems they are having with an employee, co-worker or even their boss. Yet, pretending everything is fine will …

Phones

WTF Went Wrong With Capitalism?

In capitalism, we’ve built an artificial intelligence that’s badly in need of a reboot, argues longtime tech observer Tim O’Reilly.<p>Reading books is …

Artificial Intelligence

10 tough questions we get asked

Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2018 Annual Letter.

Computer Science

Melinda Gates: Corporate America must stop demanding we all be workaholics

Once upon a time, the American dream was built on the ideal that hard work leads to success. Today, with the rise of technology, the message has become: work all the time or you will fail, Melinda Gates argued in her first column on LinkedIn.<p>On Wednesday, Gates, one of the worlds' richest women, …

The Workplace

Is your business equipped for an 'agile' working culture?; What if you never saw your colleagues in person again?; Samsung's new Flip whiteboard

Future Workforce<p>Information Age: Is your business equipped for an 'agile' working culture?<p>"A philosophy developed in response to a rapidly changing …

Thought Leadership

10 Things Mentally Strong People Won't Do

Life has a way of testing your mental strength (also known as emotional intelligence) when you least expect it. The true sign of mental strength doesn’t lie in what you do; it’s what you don’t and absolutely <i>won’t</i> do. The greater the challenge, the more difficult it is to respond with mental …

Self-help
Employment
Employment

The Right Way to Rally Your Troops

Leaders face enormous public and employee scrutiny when their companies are failing. Many have to measure their success in terms of stock price and market share, and when those slip, everyone sees it happening, reads about it in the business pages, watches it on CNBC. How do the best CEOs confront …

The Evolution of Work Explained | Jacob Morgan

For those not aware, I recently started a column on Forbes where I cover the future of work and collaboration. I write there once a week and try to …

Which side of your brain is more dominant? Take the popular ③⓪

Which side of your brain is more dominant? <br>The 30-Second Brain Test<p>In which direction is the dancer turning?<p>Nobuyuki Kayahara ©<p>Choose the color, not …

The Brain

The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

Self-improvement

A man who studied rich people for 5 years found there are 3 aspects of etiquette they never shirk

Your parents may have been onto something when they stuck you in middle school cotillion class.<p>It turns out, the wealthiest, most successful people …

Self-improvement

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist”

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

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

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 complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

If We All Hate Business Jargon, Why Do We Keep Using It?

A senior executive is presenting a quarterly update. The room is packed with staff eager to hear how the firm is performing and what’s looming on the horizon. The executive begins by taking the stage and working through a thick PowerPoint deck, each slide packed with the latest business buzzwords. …

Management

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review | Inc.com

This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the coming year's goals. Structured feedback within annual reviews is critical to our employees' career development; while …

Employee Engagement

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why | Inc.com

Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops -- but does all …

Remote Working

Digital Transformation is Still Largely Technology-First, People-Second

Digital transformation has officially become a ubiquitous term that describes any company’s investment in digital infrastructure regardless of …

Innovation

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding UX Design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we …

How the implementation of organizational change is evolving

Digital solutions pose new and unique challenges to the implementation of major change efforts. But the capabilities that support better outcomes …

How to Lead Change, a Primer

Reading Time: 8 minutes<p>On Change<p>Leo Tolstoy famously said, <i>“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.</i>” Tolstoy’s …

6 Tips to Focus Employees on What to Do—And What to Stop

One of the toughest challenges facing any CEO is rallying the organization to effectively execute new strategies.<p>Many business pundits wisely …

2017 Solution Provider 500 - Page 1

Rank<p>Company<p>19<p>25<p><i>For information on purchasing the complete list with all collected firmographic data, please contact Laurie Condon on the East Coast,</i> …

A professor tested whether cliché career advice actually works

We’ve all heard advice about how to perform better on the job. Follow your passion. Break down the silos. Think outside the box. Synergize. Move the needle. The customer is king. Network. Manage up. Empower others. A few years ago, I compiled a list of these clichés and wound up with over 100 …

Management