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IBM Highlights 5 Technologies It Hopes To Pioneer In 5 Years

The first step turning ideas into reality is to identify meaningful problems<p>We tend to think of innovation as being about ideas. A lone genius working in a secret lab somewhere screams "Eureka!" and the world is instantly changed. But that's not how the real world works. In truth, innovation is …

This Google-Backed Biotech Is Trying to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine

Google parent Alphabet’s venture arm GV (formerly Google Ventures) is among the companies backing U.K. biotech Vaccitech, which has set out to …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites that will be released in the next few months.<p>(If you see a few books you like, consider pre-ordering instead of waiting until the …

Stephen King

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

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Now Elon Musk Is Saying Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico's Entire Power Grid | Inc.com

When Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico more than two weeks ago knocking out the island's entire power grid, Tesla knew it had the expertise to help. That's why the company quietly began sending battery packs and the personnel to install them to help restore power at key locations.<p>But with …

Puerto Rico

7 Confessions That Saved Me From the Dark Side of Leadership | Inc.com

I'd love to say that my leadership journey has been perfect and that ever since I stepped into my first leadership role, I was successful, but that would just be an out and out lie.<p>Not only have I made my fair share of mistakes, but I have probably also made enough to cover for several other people …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation | Inc.com

In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent that today it is commonly known as Moore's Law and has driven …

Innovation

The uncomfortable, powerful truth every manager realizes after getting a promotion

People usually get promotions because of their outstanding achievements and success. But most good leaders realize a strange paradox while climbing the career ladder. As Sarah Thompson, CEO of global advertising firm Droga5, tells the New York Times: “There’s less glory the more senior you get.”<p>In …

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science | Inc.com

There are many open questions in science -- Are we alone in the universe? What's at the bottom of a black hole? When will I finally get my jetpack? -- but according to <i>Rest</i>, a new book by Stanford's Alex Pang, 'How many hours a day should a knowledge worker work?' isn't among them.<p>Decades of science …

Hunter Gatherers

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right | Inc.com

I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected rapid advancement.<p>"Let me guess," I said after listening to his complaints for ten minutes. "You're …

10 Important Skills All Good Leaders Share | Inc.com

If you are in the position to lead, you most certainly want to be a great leader. It's an ambition that can take many forms: You may envision making an impact with your company or making change on a global scale.<p>Whatever your situation, there are specific skills that can help you become the leader …

Mentoring

6 Crucial Things to Do in Your First 100 Days in a New Leadership Role

You've signed the offer, now what?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rate of change in technology is unmatched. Companies are constantly being funded, getting acquired and, unfortunately, going out of business. These dynamic conditions create both challenges and …

9 Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them | Inc.com

A loving workplace is a happy, productive workplace, and it all starts at the top. But it isn't enough to simply want to be loving--it requires strategy, planning and deliberate effort.<p>The idea of showing love and affection to your employees can be intimidating. It's a lot easier to play the stern, …

Employment

Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history?

When software outruns hardware<p>Friday saw the largest global ransomware attack in internet history, and the world did not handle it well. We’re only beginning to calculate the damage inflicted by the WannaCry program — in both dollars and lives lost from hospital downtime — but at the same time, …

The No. 1 Reason Intelligent People Make Bad Decisions

When I was a younger leader, I wanted to make every decision for my company. To me, being a leader was all about being <i>the</i> decision maker. Since those early days, I’ve definitely gotten older and, I believe, wiser, and that’s helped me realize that leadership is much more about empowering other …

Relationships

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inc.com

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?</i><p>It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership …

Employee Engagement

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

Ten signs you work in a fear-based workplace - Business - US business - Bloomberg Businessweek | NBC News

A friend of mine called me from a noisy airport. "I can't wait to get to my hotel and tell you the latest drama from my office," he said. "I would have called you earlier, but my boss was in the cab with me."<p>"Before I hear the drama itself, I have a question for you," I said. "Do you ever talk to …

Want to Be a Fearless Leader? Follow These 5 Steps | Inc.com

There is a balancing act that comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur, and I've found this especially true as a mom and Running a business and leading a team takes confidence, authority and ambition. Toss in managing a busy household or other family obligations, and your day is busy …

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers (with bonus article "How Managers Become Leaders" by Michael D. Watkins)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 28, 2017</b><p>Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most …

How to Retain Employees Through 'Servant' Leadership

No, "servant" leaders aren't slaves to their employers, or even pushovers. They just aren't authoritarians who boss employees around.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The term “servant leadership” was coined nearly 50 years ago in an essay written by Robert K. Greenleaf; …

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make | Inc.com

The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into true leaders.<p>In the list below, you'll note the first item …

Leadership

Core Skills You need To Master as a Front-End Developers

Core Skills To Master For Front-End Developers<p>Updated November 01, 2017<p>Job postings vary in what they look for in a front-end developer. Some …

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your …

Here Are 21 Signs Your Company Has Made It | Inc.com

Is starting your own company worth it? Definitely!<p>Usually, it doesn't work. More startups fail than succeed. Only a small percentage of startups will become unicorns--the rest will be donkeys.<p>But when you do achieve success--creating a profitable, sustainable business--it's remarkable. I've had the …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …