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Kansas City Archdiocese Cutting Ties With Girl Scouts Over 'Troubling Trends'

The Archdiocese of Kansas City says it is severing its years-long relationship with Girl Scouts in nearly two dozen Kansas counties because the organization promotes materials "reflective of many of the troubling trends in our secular culture."<p>"The decision to end our relationship with Girl …

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

<i>In this adaptation from his new book, the CEO of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst, shares advice for how to build credibility in an organization — especially if you are new to it, have a different background than others on your team, or are not in a position of authority.</i><p>How would you be perceived in your …

The Decision-Driven Organization

Artwork: Antony Gormley, <b>Lost Horizon I</b>, 2008, cast iron, 32 elements: each 189 x 53 x 29 cm, Installation view, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London<p>Many CEOs assume that organizational structure—the boxes and lines on a company’s org chart—is a key determinant of financial performance. Like generals, …

Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances. GAAP and FASB standards require financial reporting of earnings, cash flow, and profitability – all measures that investors have traditionally examined. But recently, these financial …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Google Glass Failed Because It Just Wasn’t Cool

It was hailed as the greatest product since the iPod … the wheel … the car. Instead, it turned out to be more like New Coke or the Segway. So what went wrong with Google Glass?<p>It’s not that Google Glass looked absurd — people wear silly fashions every day. It’s not that it was overpriced — people …

How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign

Meticulously designed marketing campaigns are a relic. As research on disruption and market transitions suggests, you’re better off these days if you can quickly identify and adapt to changes in your environment. Sure, you can anticipate multiple outcomes, with branching if-then plans and …

7 Tech-Based Strategies for Overcoming Resistant Sales Leads

Knowing how to close a sales lead is the most important skill anyone in sales can have. Some leads are tougher to close than others, but there are ways to gain trust and increase the likelihood of making the sale. Here are seven strategies for doing so!<p>Resistance is a part of the sales process. …

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11 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Small-Business Facebook Following

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective <i>Facebook marketer</i>?<p>Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 30 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed? How do you turn one fan into …

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A Successful M&A Considers the Human Element

Some of the most popular stories in the business press are about mergers and acquisitions. And why not? Unlike standard financial reports with numbers, analyses, and projections, M&As include a sense of personal drama, almost like a television mini-series: Will the combination actually happen? Who …

Google execs discuss regulation, innovation and bobble-heads

Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg help run Google, one of the world's best-known, most successful — and most controversial — companies. They've just published a new book, "How Google Works," a guide to managing what they call "smart creatives," the technically proficient, innovation-savvy workers …

Content Marketers: Start Giving a Damn About Your Content

<i>Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises.</i><p>The internet is ballooning with fluff, and bad content marketing is to blame. In our obsession with “engaging” our “audience” in “real-time” with “targeted content” that goes “viral,” we are driving people insane.<p>The deep feeling of …

When Start-ups Should (and Shouldn’t) Partner with Industry Leaders

The hard work and dedication you’ve devoted to your startup has finally paid off; your industry’s largest incumbent has invited you to join it as a partner and key supplier. Should you accept?<p>On the surface, the decision may seem straightforward, but before you sign on and cash in, there are risks …

5 Ways to Evaluate and Optimize Your Best Social Media Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We share, share, share to social media. How can we tell what works?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>This is a question I ask myself each week as I review the Buffer social media stats. <b>How can I evaluate</b> …

15 Steps To Create The Perfect Digital Marketing Strategy (How-To Plan)

It’s the time of the year, when you should start thinking (again) about your digital marketing strategy.<p>As the weather starts to cool down, digital …

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet …

Contextual Intelligence

Photography: Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2013<p>Artwork: Tomás Saraceno, Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2013, Hong Kong, China<p>Whether as managers or as academics, we study business to extract learning, formalize it, and apply it to puzzles we wish to solve. That’s why we go to business school, why we write …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Here's How Google Motivates One Of Its Most Innovative Teams To Move Faster

The catch: Every project operates on a two-year deadline.<p>In an excellent Fortune piece, reporter Miguel Helft profiles ATAP's leader, Regina Dugan, who previously spent three years as the director of the Defense Department's technology agency, DARPA.<p>Both DARPA and ATAP operate with move-fast …

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Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Strategies to Attract Superpower Marketing Talent

Today’s most competitive marketplace isn’t technology but talent. The challenge of attracting and retaining talent is particularly acute for marketers. Their function has been turned upside down and inside out as a result of digital technology, empowered employees, and connected customers.<p>In this …

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

Disney bought Maker Studios for $950 million, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Apple recently scooped up Beats for $3.2 billion. Meanwhile, ad tech startup Rubicon recently went public.<p>Throughout all of Los Angeles, there are 892 startups, according to an open source map called …

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …

Why Transparency Is The Next Killer Feature In Mobile

<i>Ted Muething is a PR and marketing consultant at</i> <i>Jones-Dilworth Inc.</i><i>, a boutique agency in Austin focused on bringing early-stage technologies to market.</i><p>Every day we vote with our dollars how we want the world to be. By deciding what to buy, and what not to by, we shape strategies in the boardroom …

Is It Better to Be Strategic or Opportunistic?

<i>I spoke with contributor Don Sull, who teaches strategy at MIT and the London Business School, about the tension between scholars who put sustainable competitive advantage at the center of strategy and those who argue that some industries are changing too quickly to allow for sustained performance.</i> …

How To Effectively Manage an Outsourced Content Marketing Team

A vital part of running an outsourced content marketing team is hiring the right people in the first place. When looking to build your team, it is very important to reflect on your goals and match your organization with freelancers who will help you reach them.<p>Search through your personal network …

How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees

Talking about money with your employees can be uncomfortable. Even when you’ve got good news to share — a generous bonus or a well-deserved promotion — assigning a number to the value of someone’s work is tough. It’s especially difficult if you’re not the one calling the shots (most managers don’t …

How thin, flexible electronics will revolutionize everything from user interfaces to packaging

As our computing requirements change, the nature of the underlying electronics needs to change too. We’re moving into an era of wearable gadgets that …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …