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EARLY ACCESS Q&A: New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins heads into “hyper-connected” mode

<i>When Cisco Systems employees head into work Monday they’ll encounter something they haven’t seen in two decades: A new boss. Chuck Robbins – formerly</i> …

10 Of The Most Admirable Leadership Qualities In Today’s Entrepreneurs

In a future teeming with robots and artificial intelligence, humans seem to be on the verge of being crowded out. But in reality the opposite is true.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

An Employee Engagement Strategy That Guarantees Success

So what's the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in <i>your</i> organization?<p>Well let's first talk about the <i>wrong</i> strategy...<p>Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the …

Employee Engagement

What Is a Business Model

The term business model has been used repeatedly by many especially during the dot com boom. Some business models are basic and straight forward and date back many years depending on when the business was established. In simple terms, business model is a plan that highlights the source of a …

Small Business

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship
Team Building

The Foresight Of Leadership Without Vision

Tom Peters recently offered a provocative tweet, indicating that he would like to banish the words “charismatic” and “vision” from our concepts of leadership. “Thinking ahead is great,” he maintains, “but it becomes more than it is when you sprinkle Holy Water and enshrine it as Vision.” So what is …

Leadership

Is It Sexual Harassment If I Date My Employee?

Dear Liz,<p>I value your advice and I’m in a sticky situation. I manage a team of marketing reps who promote our clients’ products at community events like road races and street fairs.<p>It’s a very fun and active job for the people on my team (they are 21 to 24 years old, and I am 26) but the turnover …

Sexual Harassment

Clinton: I did not send or get classified emails on private account

WINTERSET, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that she did not use a private email account to send or receive classified information while she was secretary of state, in response to a government inspector’s letter this week.<p>Democratic U.S. presidential …

Government

Donald Trump Surges in Latest Republican Polls

Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME<p>Susan Walsh—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Jessica McGowan—Getty …

Republicans
Mitch McConnell

Yelp Cries Foul at Google’s Mobile App Ad Declaration

Another tweak from Google, another beef with one of its noisiest rivals.<p>Those ads that splash on your phone, nudging you to install an app? You know the ones. Earlier this week, Google released an internal study showing that these app download “interstitials” were not merely obnoxious but …

Apps

Jack Dorsey’s First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Founder of company leaves to start another company. Comes back a few times. Takes role of “Interim CEO” and starts personally doing customer support for celebrities. Haven’t heard that one? OK, well then check this out.<p>The other day, one Kim Kardashian (powerhouse …

Social Media

Nike is giving FuelBand owners $25 after settling class action suit

Do you own a Nike+ FuelBand? If so, you can claim a little surprise "gift" courtesy of Nike and Apple. The two companies have settled a class action lawsuit and have agreed to pay owners $25 in the form of a Nike gift card. Alternatively, you can opt to receive a check for $15 from Nike.<p>Anyone in …

Class Action

Gold likely to fall to Rs 23,000-level within a month

Gold prices are expected to drop to a low of Rs 23,000 per 10 gm on continuing worries over interest rate hike by Federal Reserve and stronger US …

Google Ventures Joins $60M Round For Members-Only Travel Site, Secret Escapes

U.K.-based members-only luxury travel site, Secret Escapes, has pulled in a $60 million funding round, with investment coming from new investor Google Ventures, along with existing investors including Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.<p>Google Ventures’ partner Tom Hulme noted Google’s …

Venture Capital

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People are clearly worried that Apple's 'golden goose' is in trouble

It beat expectations for revenue. iPhone sales are up 35% from last year. Apple says more people are switching to the iPhone from Android now than ever before. The company has a record $203 billion in cash reserves.<p>But still, Apple's stock tanked globally.<p>Despite the company's glowing numbers, …

Wall Street

How to manage your time like a boss

The Web is flooded with countless strategies for maximizing productivity and increasing efficiency. Tools for productivity flood our phones’ app stores.<p>Currently, there are 1,594,374 apps available for download in the Google Play store, according to AppBrain. Of those apps, the second highest …

9 tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPhone's email app

Luckily, there are a few features in iOS that make it easy to save drafts, type emails faster, and see your newest emails on your lock screen right away.<p>Here are a few pointers that can help you get the most out of the Mail app on your iPhone.<p><i>(Note: These tips work on iPhones running iOS 8, Apple's</i> …

Archives

Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

Trump is leading another national poll, from CNN, of the Republican field. And two NBC/Marist College polls place him in first and second, respectively, in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.<p>Here's a quick breakdown:<p>Nationally: According to the CNN poll, Trump leads with 18% of the …

Republicans

How Can A Small Business Owner Or Entrepreneur Determine If Advice Is Good Advice?

Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters is given advice all the time –and he rejects most of it because it doesn’t pass the test of the 4 lenses that he learned from studying the teachings of W. Edwards Deming.<p>What about you? Are you getting advice that really is reliable and useful, or are you getting …

Small Business

The Productivity Mistake Everyone Is Making | Inc.com

Getting the job done day in and day out is tough. I always go through periods where my productivity starts slacking, and I can feel the laziness bug start creeping in. To get back on track, I follow a few steps and I'm back in no time. The harder part for most people is figuring out when and if …

Time Management

Hillary Clinton has unveiled her first truly interesting economic proposal

During a speech in New York, she detailed a plan to hike taxes on income from investments that high-income Americans hold for less than six years. It is part of a broader platform designed to fight what she refers to as "quarterly capitalism"—corporate America's focus on maintaining short-term …

Income Inequality

PM Narendra Modi May Revisit Bihar in August

<b>Patna:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Bihar again next month to address a rally ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, a senior …

Anna Hazare Has Some Bitter Medicine for Arvind Kejriwal

Hours before he met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, activist Anna Hazare today said much that was critical of his former apprentice - pointing …