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The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Last week my father received a phone call from the branch director of his long-standing bank to offer him a new product. My father, instead of listening with confidence to the advice of a trustworthy agent, was immediately suspicious. He dreaded another 30-page prospectus full of small print — and …

Decision Making, Top Gun Style

When Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” inverted his F-14 fighter jet and gave “the bird” to his Soviet opponent in the opening scene of 1986’s <i>Top Gun</i>, Cruise assured himself a lighthearted place in the history of the Cold War. What that scene also did, however, was provide one of cinematography’s great …

Win at Negotiations With These Simple Tricks

Negotiations are often associated with strategies, and this comparison seems to be justified at first sight. However, it would mean that a …

Employment

Adweek

Marketing Interactive

News<p>SMESCO partners Shopee to promote local products<p>The one-week campaign showcases the best quality curated products by Indonesian SMEs. ... » …

Lincoln Mastered Wisdom of Unsent Letter After Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln, remembered 150 years after a “decisive” battle of the U.S. Civil War, could have excelled in modern-day Washington politics, one of …

A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and …

United Nations

Two Psychological Theories All Leaders Should Know

Attend to observational learning and social contagion and you'll lead better.<p>All leaders, regardless of the nature of their organizations, should be …

Psychology

The Six Rules of Intelligent Investing

What does it take to manage money? How do you know which assets to buy and sell? How do you know which stocks to buy and sell? What should you do in a market correction? When you should adjust your portfolio? How can you avoid costly mistakes?<p>Should you pay someone to manage your money for you?<p>The …

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Employment

The Only Way To Raise Your Salary

The only way you can command a higher salary is to make your employer more money than anyone else who could do your job.<p>You make money for your …

Employment

Infographic: The Best Times to Post on Social Media

It’s a question on the minds of many budding social media marketers and an issue we hear about regularly at MMW.<p>When is the best time to post on …

Big Brands Are Missing the 'Social' in Social Media

A recent report from Forrester Research found that a third of U.S. marketers surveyed were dissatisfied with their social marketing results. …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

10 of the best social media campaigns from 2012

<b>Measuring the efficacy of social media marketing still isn't an exact science, regardless of what the gurus and ninjas tell you.</b><p>So how can we whittle …

6 Follow-Up Emails You Should Be Sending

Good customer service is about getting the basics right. Ifyou answer inquiries quickly and sincerely, you'll build a reputation of being responsive …

3 Ideas to Build a Company Around Your Customer

Every company these days is trying to figure out how to organize themselves around the customer. In many ways that means taking today’s org chart and …

Customers

The 10 Things Alphas Do To Separate Themselves From The Pack

In today's world we are bombarded with a barrage of people with various personalities and characteristics. As you live your life, ask yourself if you …

Entrepreneurship

Why Customers Don’t Buy

The real enemy of salespeople today isn’t their archrivals; it’s no decision. That’s according to the several hundred business-to-business salespeople I conducted recently.<p>What is it that prevents a prospective customer from making a purchase even after they have conducted a lengthy evaluation …

A Top LinkedIn Exec On Why Content Marketing Matters More Than Ever

Today the brand “voice” takes a front seat, while the hard sell takes a step back, and artfully communicating to your audience is critical in a feed-based advertising landscape that is here to stay.<p>In the past few years, there’s been a real transformation in the way people consume information and …

Marketing

The Power of Purple Pricing

Any business trying to sell its products profitably must have some idea of what sales and hence revenue would be at different prices. Suppose we double our prices. Sales will fall, but will margins go up so much that it is worth it? Suppose we halve our prices. Margins will fall, but will sales go …

Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering.<p>(chez_sugi/flickr)<p>Athletes Perform Better Under Pressure When They Make a Fist With Their Left Hand<br>• Black Children Are Less Likely to Be …