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The Priceless Power Of Socially Empowered Employees

Companies could capture a big missed opportunity to optimize their employees’ talent to burnish their brand — and boost esprit de corp. How? By facilitating tighter, smarter teamwork via apt use of social tools. In light of the unsettling Gallup report that, “70% of Americans are unhappy and …

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Employee Engagement

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

10 Tips for Improving Your Memory | Inc.com

Yesterday I was readying myself to sit down and write this column, and I completely forgot what subject I had planned. I laughed out loud when I found my notes and saw the title. Perhaps I couldn't remember because I have been extra busy this week, or maybe I am just getting old and my brain is …

Productivity

Network the Hell Out of People: 6 Expert Tips | Inc.com

Launching and growing a business is hard. You need all the help you can get. Over my years in CEO roles at Priceline.com, uBid.com, Competitive Technologies, and others, I learned to build a rapport with a large network of people.<p>There are a lot of people out there who can help you, but they won't …

Employment

37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked - Copyblogger

<b>We use ConvertKit for our email marketing and proudly recommend them as a marketing partner.<br>Find out more here</b>.<p>We’ve all been there …<p>You’ve carefully …

Marketing

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Android News

5 Tips for Rookie Project Managers

First-time project managers have difficult challenges ahead of them. Taking the reins can be a daunting task for professionals who have minimal …

$15 design fixes: 99Designs expands with launch of website for quick, cheap design jobs

Australian start-up<p>99Designsis doubling up its bet on online outsourcing with the launch of a second website, as it uses its $US35 million in venture …

The Ten Most Innovative Companies In America

<i>Click here</i> <i>for complete coverage of FORBES list of the</i> <i>World’s Most Innovative Companies</i><i>.</i><p>The U.S., to no one’s surprise, once again dominates the list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies with 48 names. Europe has 31 companies on the list and Asia-Pacific has 21. America has a perennial edge …

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

'Jobs' Film Director Reveals Steve's Early Struggle To Communicate Simply

Steve Jobs, known for his charismatic public speaking ability and his slick keynote presentations, wasn’t always the polished communicator most people associate with the visionary Apple co-founder. I’ve often said that Jobs grew into his role as communicator-in-chief and refined his messages and …

Selling

10 Ways to Stretch Your Marketing Budget

All marketing practitioners are seeking ways to save money and get a bigger bang for their budget buck. How to do that isn't at all obvious. But, …

Meet the World's Greatest Social Media Marketer

The world's greatest social media marketer has objectives and strategies. They're documented—on a spreadsheet—or on some social platform where her …

75 percent of government CIO budgets flat or increasing in 2013

USA: Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75 percent of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or …

3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network | Official LinkedIn Blog

I spend a lot of time teaching job seekers how to make new connections on LinkedIn. Constantly meeting new people and growing your professional …

8 Questions to Ask Before You Hire More Employees | Inc.com

Anyone who has ever started a business, particularly if they've bootstrapped the start-up, has experienced a major moment of indecision: When do you hire more people?<p>On one hand, you want to keep staffing as low as reasonably possible. The more people you bring on, the less money available to cover …

Small Business

Instant REST API for Databases

Real estate, financial, government, regulatory, market research, advertising, you name it – data has become the strategic business asset. Data …

How to Deal With Major Life Changes