Sergio Gamez Landaverde

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Why Is Lack Of Employee Recognition A Chronic Problem? Readers Offer Answers

I recently wrote an article asking why employee recognition is so big a problem. A key piece of evidence: As I mentioned in my earlier post, <i>the one issue that recurred in literally every employee survey I was involved with over several decades in management was employee recognition</i>.<p>Employees never …

Good News for Sellers Hoping To Exit Their Small Business | Inc.com

Over the past couple of years, the business-for-sale marketplace has been a friendly place for buyers (at least for those who could secure financing) as pent-up supply from the great recession began to enter the market Although brisk activity has benefitted everyone, sellers haven't enjoyed the …

Why Blank Space Engages Your Customers | Inc.com

Your brain fills in the blanks, connects the dots, and finds a way to weave disconnected scenes and facts to find an overarching theme. The same goes for your customers, when it comes to how they interact with your products, stories, and service.<p>Matthew May, speaker, business advisor, and author of …

Evernote Conference: This Is Phil Libin's Vision for the Future of Work | Inc.com

If you're a long-time Evernote user, you probably recall when the company's tagline was "remember everything." Today, as the software maker attempts to define itself as the one-stop shop for all of your productivity needs, Evernote's new tagline is "for your life's work."<p>At the fourth annual …

Productivity

When a Simple Rule of Thumb Beats a Fancy Algorithm

For a retailer, it’s extremely useful to know whether a customer will be back or has abandoned you for good. Starting in the late 1980s, academic researchers began to develop sophisticated predictive techniques to answer that question. The best-known is the Pareto/NBD (for negative binomial …

Resilience: How to train a tougher mind

Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience in the face of extreme stress.<p>“It was one of those perfect days. I think that’s what everyone remembers. And now whenever the day’s too perfect and the sky’s …

University of Pennsylvania

9 Ways to Simplify Anything | Inc.com

Life sure isn't simple, especially in business. Technology is supposed to make things easier and in many ways it does, but at the same time change comes so fast and goals are so lofty that many people don't have the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle even everyday projects.<p>Well, the world is …

Former NFL Star Describes Struggle With Bipolar Disorder

The public is growing increasingly aware of mental illness which now affects one in four people. Raising awareness of this fact has also been the result of many public figures speaking candidly about their ongoing struggles.<p>One former NFL player, Keith O’Neil, who has publicly shared his struggles …

Tips for Cold-Emailing Intimidatingly Powerful People

CEOs are thirsty for insight from the front lines. And yet those of us on those front lines – whether we are customers or employees – are often hesitant to reach out to senior leaders who are only an email away.<p>I saw this the other day in a friend who works for Salesforce. My friend is a mid-level …

Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?

Study argues that traffic and pollution could be cut if more travelers shared a cab.<p><b>Many of us have had the deflating experience of arriving in a city by train or plane only to encounter a line at the taxi stand that seems to last longer than the trip to get there. But how many people waiting in</b> …

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 …

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Amazon’s cloud price war with Google is starting to hurt

<b>The numbers:</b> Mixed, as always. Amazon sales grew in the double-digits for the 52nd quarter in a row. Revenue increased 23% year-over-year to $19.3 billion. Operating loss reached $15 million, down from a $79 million operating profit a year ago.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> Customers are loving Amazon. Investors …

When Fighting with Your Boss, Protect Yourself First

Have you ever felt like your boss is out to get you? Maybe you’re paranoid. But then again, maybe not. There are a lot of bad bosses out there, leaders who aren’t stupid but lack emotional intelligence. Their self-awareness is strikingly low, they’re clueless when it comes to reading people, they …