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The Most Iconic Ad Campaigns And What Marketers Today Can Learn From Them

It’s been more than four decades since the older brother famously declared that finicky Mikey liked it. The “it,” of course, was Life cereal, and anyone who grew up in the 1970s can answer that question without blinking. That campaign, with the TV commercial as its centerpiece, will forever be …

Periscope Turns One: What This Means For Millennials, Brands And The Future of Livestreaming

Ask a millennial what they enjoy doing most online or on mobile and livestreaming will absolutely make the list. We’re riveted by a behind-the scenes-look at a favorite company, excited to participate in a Q&A with a sports personality, or psyched to just chill as a bystander at any number of live …

The Best Way to Build Company Culture

In the recent $12.2 billion merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson sent a letter to all 180,000 …

3 Pitches That Will Have Investors Begging You to Take Their Money

Of the hundreds of pitches investors hear each year, these are the ones they say caught lightning in a bottle.<p>Phin Barnes recalls how, when his VC firm First Round Capital was deciding whether to back the meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron, founder Matt Salzberg's eyes lit up as he nerded out on …

Venture Capital

Life’s Work: An Interview with Andre Agassi

Maki Galimberti/Redux<p>Andre Agassi started his tennis career “in diapers” and ended it at age 36, having won eight Grand Slam titles. Married (to fellow champion Steffi Graf) with two kids, he now oversees a foundation and a charter school in Las Vegas where accountability is the mantra. No courts …

Groundhog Day

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

“Companies Don’t Go Global, People Do”: An Interview with Andy Molinsky

Andy Molinsky, the author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process, urges us to focus on the everyday means by which tasks get done all over the world. Drawing on his years of field research, teaching, and consulting, the Brandeis …

Management

The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively

Frank Luntz has “engineered some of the most potent political and corporate campaigns of the last decade.” His wordsmithing helped Republican Rudy …

Public Speaking

Get The Job You Want

With fewer than half of U.S. employees satisfied with their current jobs—according to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey published earlier this year—the concept of a dream job seems to be less and less attainable. Or is it?<p>If you like your employer but not your current job duties, it …

6 Tech Leaders On What It Takes To Get Hired At Their Companies

What it takes to get hired at these top tech companies: A mixture of hard problem-solving skills and the right rapport with company culture.<p>When you’re hiring, how do you know when someone is right for the job? Is it an intuitive decision, or based solely on the facts of their experience?<p>It’s not …

How to Present to a Small Audience

It’s easy to associate delivering presentations with standing in front of an audience and gesturing toward projected slides. However, many meetings or pitches involve fewer than ten participants in a room, where everyone remains seated and walks through the same slide deck together. This is quite a …

Smart Apps Are Great, But Do They Know Too Much?

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A rising class of apps called smart apps promise to make users' lives easier by essentially acting as personal assistants. Yet, users may be uncomfortable with the amount of personal information required to make them work.<p>Smart apps learn a user's …

Apps

Why I let 5 per cent of my staff work from home: iiNet’s COO Maryna Fewster

by Maryna Fewster<p>We’re strong advocates of home work here at<p>iiNet. Flexible working policies and their merits may still be the subject of debate in …

Start-up hopes fade for employee share scheme overhaul

The Abbott government has delayed plans to introduce a new regime for employee share schemes until later this year to avoid confusing its tough-love …

The Power of Reflection at Work

It Does Help to Think<p>Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance<p>Working Knowledge<p>Very few companies give their employees time for reflection, especially when competitive pressures are escalating. Usually the imperative is to double down and work harder – don’t stop to think, just drive forward. But …

5 Ways to Get People to Remember You (And Your Company)

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After a recent lecture, a young consultant came up to me. “I have a problem,” he said. “People seem to forget me right away. I’ll remember meeting them, but they have no idea we connected before. I think I’m just not memorable …

Chamber of Commerce

When the boss is a psychopath

Psychopaths loot corporations.<p>Corporate bullies may make spellbinding film leads for a couple of hours — think Michael Douglas’ Gordon Gekko or Leonardo Di Caprio’s Wolf of Wall Street—but in real life, they wreak havoc on workers and businesses.<p>Miranda, a journalist for a Dutch news agency for 20 …

Psychology

Target's CEO Departure Isn't Just About The Data Breach

The sudden departure of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is about more than just the retailer’s massive data breach and its aftermath: it’s about a company that has also struggled to execute its first international expansion into Canada, one that needs to firm up a grocery strategy to drive repeat …

Diamond in the Rough: How This Jewelry Store's Branding Helped It Stand Out

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 14th in the series</i> <i>"Live Your Brand"</i> <i>in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

Target's decision to remove CEO rattles investors | Reuters

(Reuters) - Target Corp’s decision to oust Gregg Steinhafel as chairman and chief executive some five months after a massive data breach has triggered concerns the No. 3 U.S. retailer might have even more bad news for investors.<p>The board of directors removed Steinhafel on Monday, saying it wants …

This Simple Habit Could Be the Secret to Increasing Creativity

2 min read<p>What do Beethoven, Virginia Woolf and Steve Jobs have in common? Yes, they were all creative. But they also shared an important habit that helped them to be so creative:<p>Walking.<p>Beethoven would write symphonies in his head while on long, solitary walks through the woods and vineyards near …

Creativity

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How to Tell if You're a Racist Like Donald Sterling

Polls show that more whites believe in ghosts than believe racism is a problem in America. I guess that’s why <i>Ghost Hunters</i> is so popular but my show,</i> …

Civil Rights

Twitter's Big Deal With Amazon Is A Step Toward What Could Be A Huge New Revenue Stream

The fly in the ointment was that Twitter's monthly active users increased just 14 million in Q1 to 255 million total — not the sort of big growth investors were looking for to prove that Twitter is becoming a truly mainstream platform.<p>Still, fretting over the company's user growth obscures the fact …

Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons

Leaders are in search of distinction as they seek to have their impact felt and their influence reverberate throughout their organizations. As all industries attempt to reinvent themselves in order to elevate the value of their brand proposition, the competitiveness of their people and their …

How To Attract And Hire Incredible Talent

If talent is everything, that leads to an obvious question: how do you attract the best talent?<p>You could offer to pay them what they are worth – or a bit more – but most companies do not have unlimited funds to pour into compensation.<p>A far better strategy is to allow people to actually use their …

Connect With Customers by Leveraging Smartphone Sensors

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We not only live in a world of billions of smartphones, but we now also live in a world of sensors, soon to number in the trillions.<p>As smartphones start to really live up their name, new models are being outfitted with an …

Customer Experience

How Fireball Whiskey Became The Most Successful Liquor In Decades

In 2011, Fireball sold $1.9 million worth of whisky in gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets, writes Devin Leonard at Bloomberg Businessweek. By 2013, sales had leapt to $61 million, putting Fireball ahead of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Patrón tequila.<p>The $61 million figure doesn't even …

The 6 People Every Startup Needs

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>There’s no magic bullet for startup success, but your team can often make-or-break it, says entrepreneur Bernd Schoner.<p>Schoner, who has a Ph.D. from MIT and was co-founder of RFID technologies startup ThingMagic, sold his company to Trimble …

Startups