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16 Things a Boss Should Never Say

If you feel like uttering these remarks, your best strategy is to keep silent.<p>I recently posted the 10 Dumb Things Bosses Say, with suggestions for what to say instead. However, there are some boss remarks that are so counterproductive that the best strategy is simply to bite your tongue:<p><b>1. "We've</b> …


The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee

Stellar performance doesn't excuse bad behavior. Check just how much damage one bad apple can bring to your team--and your bottom line.<p>You know the type. They can't work with others. They're negative, volatile, and often disruptive. Some people call these toxic employees "bad apples."<p>Another way to …


The Right Way to Grant Equity to Your Employees

Many start-ups fail to put a plan in place that adequately rewards long-term employees. Here's how you can.<p>The equity culture among young technology companies is almost universal. When implemented properly, broad employee ownership within a company can:<p>Align the risk and reward of employees betting …

Employee Engagement

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "How @google learned to love management http://t.co/BDswu0h7Y3 http://t.co/tbRY7pZ2sp"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>The 8 keys to good management? RT @<b>HarvardBiz</b>: How @<b>google</b> learned to love management http://s.hbr.org/18oe8IH …

Research: The Emotions that Make Marketing Campaigns Go Viral

We’re all well aware of the fact that marketing is shifting from a landscape where marketers can utilize mass media to speak <i>at</i>consumers, to one where marketers are simply part of the crowd themselves. The bullhorn of radio, television, printand other one-way interruptive marketing approaches are …

Inside Pinterest’s Beautifully Spare New Headquarters

To match the uncertain nature of startups, company founder Evan Sharp steered away of sleek decadence in favor of clean spaces that foster creative collaboration.<p>When talking about workplace design, the buzzword “collaboration” flies around the tech world faster than a speeding foosball. From …

New York City

How to Deliver the Best Speech of Your Life

What separates all-star presenters from rookies? The tricolon, fillers, and Will Ferrell have something to do with it, but there's more.<p>Here's the thing about speeches: 99 percent of them are average. The PowerPoints look the same, the jokes fall flat, and the audience members follows along …

Public Speaking

9 Lessons From A 10-Time Startup Failure

<i>“Nine out of ten businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan — create ten businesses.”</i>— Robert Kiyosaki<p>Well spoken by Kiyosaki.<p>But what’s it like to live through 10 failed startups and still come out with a 3 million dollar company?<p>Meet Kurt Theobald, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy Llama.<p>Yes …

On the Street…..Les Tuileries, Paris

Design In 30 Seconds: Nike On Why Design Matters

<b>See the winners of our Innovation By Design Awards here, and more highlights from the conference here. Mark Parker is one of our Co.Design 50; check out the others here.</b><p><i>Produced by Fast Company Video.</i>MW

Product Design