Phil W

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Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy

Back in 2007 the five major mobile-phone manufacturers—Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and LG—collectively controlled 90% of the industry’s global profits. That year, Apple’s iPhone burst onto the scene and began gobbling up market share.<p>By 2015 the iPhone <i>singlehandedly</i> generated 92% of …

Teamwork Works Best When Top Performers Are Rewarded

Since the early 1990s, when teams became a corporate trend, a lot of work has turned into teamwork. Companies have assigned more and more responsibilities to teams, rather than individual employees or departments, and collaboration is seen as critical to getting good work done. And yet most …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

A Mental Trick to Help with Challenging Conversations

Imagine the colleague with whom you have a very challenging relationship, the person who makes the most innocuous conversation tense and uncomfortable. Regardless of the topic, this person opposes you and approaches things as an adversary rather than an ally.<p>Once you can visualize that person …

Seven of the world's best cities we love the most

Love at first sight is real. And enduring. Just ask Lord Byron. Yes, the Romantic poet fell head over heels for many a winsome lass (and lad). But …

Los Angeles

Calming Your Brain During Conflict

Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.<p>We have …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 12<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>February: Honolulu<p>3 of 12<p>March: Buenos Aires<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>April: Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>May: …

How Managers Become Leaders

Artwork: Adam Ekbergs Country Roads 2005, ink-jet print<p>Harald (not his real name) is a high-potential leader with 15 years of experience at a leading European chemical company. He started as an assistant product manager in the plastics unit and was quickly transferred to Hong Kong to help set up …

Editors' Choice: Our Favorite Beach Resorts in the World

We're all dreaming of a warm-weather getaway right about now (how many degrees below zero is it?). Here are best beach resorts in the world that we return to again and again—spanning the globe from Rhode Island to Fiji—from Traveler's 2017 Gold List.<p>Hermitage Bay, Antigua<p>Hotel Esencia, Playa del …

Rhode Island

The world's safest - and least safe - airlines revealed

An annual survey of the world's biggest airlines has seen Qantas named the safest for the fourth year running.<p>The Australian carrier was praised for its "extraordinary fatality-free record in the jet era", while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were the only UK airlines to make it into the top …

Air New Zealand

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

The best design hotels in London

An insider's guide to the top design hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch.<p>Ham Yard Hotel<p>Soho, London, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>The newest of the Firmdale …

Malaysia's top 40 foods | CNN Travel

(CNN) — In an age when the term "underrated" gets tossed about with impunity, it may be difficult to take us seriously when we say Malaysian food isn't getting the global recognition it deserves.<p>But the fact is, this stuff is good.<p>The sum of many delicious parts, Malaysian cuisine's influences …

Onions

How Leaders Create and Use Networks

When Henrik Balmer became the production manager and a board member of a newly bought-out cosmetics firm, improving his network was the last thing on his mind. The main problem he faced was time: Where would he find the hours to guide his team through a major upgrade of the production process and …

How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

There are three easy-to-use Lightroom tools that that allow you to quickly isolate areas within a photo to make specific adjustments. These three …

Why the Fail-Fast Approach Isn’t Right for Breakthrough Ventures

Failure has become de rigeur, particularly in software start-ups that initially require little capital and small teams. The idea seems simple enough: you start with an initial venture concept, put together a team, and launch the venture. You develop minimally viable products, keep testing different …

5 Photography Books You Will Want to Own

The sources of education and inspiration available to photographers today are seemingly endless, thanks mainly to the digitized world in which we …

How to Die Without Regrets

Dear fellow streettog,<p>I want to live my life to the fullest. I want to die without regrets.<p>Often I piss away my days, live a life according to the …

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

10 Genius Portrait Photography Tips on Craftsy

Are you struggling with getting great images in portrait photography? With a few simple tricks, you can take sharper pictures, speed up your workflow …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

When Your Boss Is Younger than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Perhaps you’ve taken a new job, or your colleague was just promoted, and now your boss is younger than you. How do you put age aside and focus on what you have to learn from your manager? How do you keep your ego from getting in the way of your relationship? And what can you do to best …

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Polarisers

Polarising filters are an important addition to anyone’s kit bag. They can reduce reflections, increase saturation and add punch to bright sunlit …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

5 Months in Asia

At first it had been a dream to travel to Asia for a long time already, even before I discovered photography. I am now 22 years old and I finished my …

Letting Good People Go When It’s Time

Let’s say you’re a manager in a company that’s scaling up or gearing up for some other kind of transformation. Your biggest job right now is to lead your team through it all and help everyone adapt. You soon realize that some people are well-suited to the changes that must be made, but some aren’t …

Interview: Traveling Photographer Weaves Together the Beauty of Nature Across the Globe

Never wanting to feel boxed in by one genre of photography, Canadian photographer Dave Brosha has built a portfolio with an impressive range of skills and creativity, mastering every type of photography he challenges himself with. From landscape to documentary to creative portraiture, every image …

Street Photography