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Tech Trends 2015: The fusion of business and IT

In our sixth annual Technology Trends report, we outline eight trends that could potentially disrupt the way businesses engage their customers, how work gets done, and how markets and industries evolve.<p>Stay ahead of the technology curve with Deloitte's Tech Trends reports: http://deloi.tt/2wfFfFB

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33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

A practical guide to writing an effective social media policy

<i>“Through these [online] interactions, IBM’s greatest asset—the expertise of its employees—can be shared with clients, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.”</i><p>In one concise statement, IBM both establishes its position as an organization that values its employees’ ideas and …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Psychology

7 Self-Awareness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader

What is the most important characteristic of a leader? Some might say it's integrity. Others may say that it's being a good motivator. But …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

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Futuristic Innovations Around The World

Futuristic Innovations Around the World – Rundown (in slides) of new innovations in technology, future technology innovations, smart futuristic innovations. From Google's self-driving cars to Waterwheel in India, from Amazon's drones to 11 year old's invention in Kenya.

HSBC Global Connections — Helping businesses grow internationally

Sathya Ram, Regional Head of Clearing and Foreign Currency Payment Products of Global Payments and Cash Management for Asia-Pacific, HSBC<p>Although the …

Fast-growing database startup MemSQL raises $35M

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / semisatch<p>MemSQL, the database startup founded by former Facebook employees Eric Frenkiel and Nikita …

Strengthen Your Strategic Thinking Muscles

Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Whether through 360 feedback or after a failed promotion attempt, being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try to clarify what “more strategic” would look like and get few tangible suggestions.<p>Being more …

15 Tech Companies That Will Define 2014

From giants like Apple and Google to upstart companies Oculus VR, Xiaomi, and Nordic Semiconductor, this slideshow will break down the important companies you must be watching in 2014.

In the Books by 800-CEO-READ

2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Leadership

Related Articles<p>Click on the links below to read more about our choices for the top books of 2013, as well as the books that made our category …

The Organization of Your Dreams

We have known for about 150 years that people who enjoy their work are more productive. That is to say high satisfaction is correlated with high performance. And yet many organizations seem to go out of their way to make work alienating, frustrating, and unpleasant. This is evidenced in the …

Oprah Deepak's Free 21-Day Meditation Experience

Revolutionize the way you look and feel in a lasting way…<p>Experience more energy, creativity, and light in every facet of your life! Join Oprah & …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

Best of 2013: The 20 Stories That Mattered Most to Professionals This Year | Official LinkedIn Blog

What do workers want?<p>According to what they're reading and sharing on LinkedIn, they're hungry for management wisdom — how to spot talent, act …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for …

Why Workers are leaving

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Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Even today, most organizations technically struggle to answer even the simplest 80/20 analytics questions: Which 20% of customers generate 80% of the profits? Which 20% of suppliers are responsible for 80% of customer UX complaints? What 20% of customers facilitate 80% of the most helpful …

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

Design

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Analytics 3.0

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Nonsensical Infographic No. 5, 2009, digital<p>Those of us who have spent years studying “data smart” companies believe we’ve already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD—before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention …

Data, cloud, & mobile startups, pay attention: Wing raises new $12.9M fund

Good news for mobile, cloud, and big data startups: A newly established venture-capital group focused on those sectors just got some more money to invest.<p>Wing Venture Partners has brought in $12.9 million, according to a fresh filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s on …

5 Strategies to Accelerate Sales

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Elizabeth Warren Fuels 2016 Fire With Anti-Bank Speech

In a major address, the progressive senator made no reference to speculation about her presidential ambitions, but she was fiery as ever when it came …