Stephen Colwell

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Bad Employees Are Bad for Business, but Average Ones Are Even Worse

Hirer beware.<p><i>Why is hiring 'average' employees so dangerous? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Robert Glazer, founder and CEO, Acceleration Partners, on Quora:</b><p>Every leader knows that …

Leadership

The Crypto Crime Wave Is Here

From stickups and drug deals to white-collar scams, cryptocurrency-related crime is soaring—and law enforcement is scrambling to keep up<p>On a Saturday afternoon in November, Louis Meza made plans to meet a friend and fellow cryptocurrency enthusiast for drinks at Ruby Tuesday in New York City’s …

Times Square

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Backpacking

Clueless about bitcoin? Here’s your cryptocurrency crash course

Cryptocurrencies are a bit like the Kardashians: You’ve probably heard of them, but you may not really be sure why. They’re completely overexposed in …

Cryptocurrency

Your Brand Needs a Better Story. Here's How to Rewrite It

Does your brand move people? It should. Here's how to get there.<p>Many companies struggle with marketing communication. From web banners to white papers, people spend a fortune on marketing messages, and much of it goes unread. Even worse, well-intentioned marketing can backfire like we've seen with …

San Francisco

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Team Alignment Co | Home of the Team Alignment Map

Boost your cross-functional communication and teamwork.<p>At TeamAlignment.Co we craft tools for exceptional cross-functional communication and project …

Project Management

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Our 6 Must Reads for First-Time Managers to Hit the Ground Running

Being promoted into your first management role can be a bittersweet experience. <b>On one hand</b>, you're likely being rewarded for outstanding performance …

Product Management

What every leader needs to know about organizational management

Leaders of organizations should beware chasing the next shiny object and instead focus on practical, time-tested topics that have proved to bring …

9 Practical Steps to Restore Empathy in the Workplace

Workplace empathy might be at an all-time low. Here are nine practical steps to bring it back.<p>There's one word that separates today's good leaders from great ones: Empathy. Yep, that touchy feely word that's been locked out of boardrooms for generations.<p>Empathy in the workplace might be at an …

Empathy

Hammer, Shatter, Slice: Steel Will Roamer is Rugged, Budget-Friendly Blade

Big, strong, and ready for hard use, Steel Will’s Roamer R300 fixed blade is as easy on the wallet as it is useful in the field.<b>Introduced in the</b> …

Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: ‘We Know the Thing Works Now’

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. …

Flo Technologies brings water management to the smart home

Flo Technologies has a smart water monitoring kit that watches for leaks and shuts water off if it detects a problem.<p>The Flo water security and management system is a new Wi-Fi connected device professionally installed on your main water supply line, Flo Technologies announced Monday.<p>The system …

Is now a good time to invest in Bitcoin? Value set to surge 70 percent in 2018

Bitcoin — the confusing and sexy currency you wish you’d invested in years ago.<p>It was laughed off by industry experts, with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie …

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of …

Scrum, Backlog, Product Owner and Project Plan

At my new workplace our team has recently started doing scrum. Our scrum master got his training just this week. When he came back we started …

Looking for a Cool Tool to Make Your Company Profitable? Have You Considered Facebook Live?

Build Facebook Live videos into your social and overall marketing outlook to gain the constant viewership that can be monetized.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ready for your close-up? Facebook Live can be a promotional game-changer, one capable of altering …

Social Media

How Chatbots Save Time and Change How Business Gets Done

Investing the effort into building chatbots for routine, repetitive tasks opens hours a day for focusing on what drives revenue.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've probably heard of the chatbot. In fact, you've probably used one, even if you didn't …

Chatbots

10 Excel templates to help manage your budget

Maintaining a budget is a task just about everyone in an enterprise must perform to some degree. Luckily, dozens of budgeting templates are available …

Project Management

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

Advertising Industry

Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

The awesome folks from Grovemade have recently introduced what they called: Desk Shelf System to enhance your workspace to the very next level. Most …

Furniture

This Is Why Good Employees Resign Within Their First Year (And What You Can Do About

If good employees are leaving your company within their first year, there is one big reason why that isn't widely talked about. Here are three things you can do to prevent it.<p>Unexpected undesired voluntary turnover is debilitating. Most of us know the huge costs that come with it. There are also …

Framing

Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money from Cryptocurrency incl. Bitcoin: $15

Forget stocks and commodities — cryptocurrency is where the real gains are happening right now. The #1 Cryptocurrency Investment Course: A Step-By-Step Guide helps you make money from the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum, with 4.5 hours of video tutorials. You can start learning now for <b>$15</b> (Orig. …

This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks

Explore Ecospace Studio's modular buildings that serve a variety of valuable purposes.<p>Co-managed by architects Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle of the London-based firm IPT Architects, Ecospace Studios was created with the goal of ameliorating the economic, spatial, and environmental …

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based on definable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines. Today you can put a corporate dashboard in place to manage them and tweak the settings to try to …

Innovation

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

The 15 best project management tools for business

Top-level project managers are in high demand, thanks to the high-level leadership, knowledge and capabilities they bring to bear on vital business …

Project Management

Amazon Delivers a Secret Recipe for Agility, Adaptability, and Dominance

Amazon wouldn't be Amazon with the Two Pizza Rule.<p><i>What is the internal culture like at Amazon? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>One of Amazon's</b> …

Jeff Bezos