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Is Strategy the Paper Sword of Business?

Process – The proposal you receive should be extremely descriptive about what to expect from the process, and should highlight the major steps of the …

Business Strategy

Net neutrality rules passed by US regulator

New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

In what is seen as a victory for advocates of net neutrality, the commission voted in favour of changes proposed by chairman Tom Wheeler.

Three commissioners voted in favour and two …

Net Neutrality

Brand success in an era of Digital Darwinism

Companies adept at using digital tools along the consumer decision journey are gaining a sizable lead over competitors.The Internet has become an …

Marketing

Marketers & the Dreaded Customer Experience Gap

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Customer Experience

How Businesses Lose Customers in 5 Seconds

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A survey of 6,000 consumers around the globe turned up even more significant results, particularly among people ages …

Brand Loyalty

Overcoming UX Challenges in an IoT World

Posted yesterday by TOM GREGOR

We’ve all seen the ads for capabilities enabled by the Internet of Things, and we certainly remember the animated …

Internet of Things

Sleeping Habits of the Rich & Famous

Even though we are all told that the recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours, everyone seems to function differently on the same amounts of sleep. The …

Sleep

16 delightful micro UX animations for ecommerce

M&SHovering your mouse over the product image reveals how it looks on a human being rather than a floating invisible body. This covers all bases in …

E-commerce

10 Ways to Create a Memorable User Experience

You know where you want your business to go and have a clear strategy for the future. But having this alignment doesn’t mean you will achieve all of …

UX Design

The First Ubuntu Phone Won't Rely On Apps. Here's Why That's Brilliant

Canonical wants to move us away from the app-centric mobile experience.

The mobile market is saturated. Any new entrants are doomed from the start. And if you need proof, just look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry. The problem is that you need an app ecosystem to gain market share, but you need market …

Ubuntu

$34 accessory detects HIV, syphilis, and works with any smartphone

A new research initiative has created a $34 smartphone accessory that can test blood for both syphilis and HIV, requires no battery, and can be …

How To Make An Executive Offer — And Succeed

Editor’s note: Jeff Markowitz is a partner at Greylock Partners where he focuses on managing executive talent relationships both in and outside of the portfolio.

You have been searching for months to find the perfect fit for a much-needed senior executive at your company. You’ve interviewed countless …

Compensation

New York City’s Tech Boom Continues

Editor’s Note: Tyler Perry is partner and general manager at Bateman Group, a PR and social media communications firm with offices in New York and San Francisco.

When WeWork scored a $355 million funding round with a stunning $5 billion valuation at the end of 2014, the shared workspace startup …

New York

Apple and Tesla engage in bidding war for top talent

Apple and Tesla are in the midst of an intense bidding war for each other’s employees, according to Bloomberg. Tesla has so far poached more Apple staffers than any other company at 150, and Apple has tried to unsuccessfully lure Tesla’s people with big paychecks.

Tesla’s obsession with stealing …

Elon Musk

Department Of Transportation Says The Future Of Transit Looks Pretty Bleak

But maybe you have some ideas to fix it?

This week, the Department of Transportation released Beyond Traffic, a report the agency describes as a 'draft framework' for the future of transportation here in the United States. And as it stands, our future looks pretty bleak.

In the forward to the report, …

Transportation

The Correlation Between Where Startups Are And How Well They Do

Silicon Valley is the place to be, tech living is the life for me

There are a lot of factors to consider when founding your startup--but one that may not get considered much is location. According to a recent research report published in Science, certain locations tend to have a larger representation …

Startups

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

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When you need to convince someone of something, emotional intelligence is the skill to rely on.

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children's …

Emotions

Clear as Mud

Remember the old saying it’s “as clear as mud”? This comment is usually made out of confusion and frustration. In today’s complex IT world, clarity, …

Predictability

The Anatomy of the Perfect Sales Presentation

Good infographics tell stories to the audience, and you sales presentations should too. The Anatomy of the Perfect Sales Presentation from Clemence …

Sales

The Design Genius of the Frisbee. Yes, the Frisbee

From backyard picnics to pro leagues, the Frisbee has been the ultimate flying disc for more than 60 years.The post The Design Genius of the Frisbee. …

Frisbee

Alibaba deploys drones to deliver tea in China

Echoing US online retailer Amazon, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday tested a drone delivery service, promising to whisk ginger tea to …

China

Is Apple planning its own search engine?

What is Apple Search? That's a question a lot of people will be asking over the coming months, after Cult of Mac spotted a job ad that references the as-yet-unknown service. The job summary calls for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play …

Search

Stuck At Home? Watch Snowplows In Real Time

There's no business like snow business

If you ask me, driving during a snowstorm is something to be avoided at all costs, but if you have no choice on the matter, or if you're just curious, high-tech tracking systems in some cities now let you remain well-informed about the state of the roads. Some …

Realtime

That $1 Billion TransferWise Deal Is Exactly Why Mark Carney Worries About 'An Uber-Type Situation In Financial Services'

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney worries that technology will disrupt the banking and financial services industry in just the same way that it has torn apart newspapers, radio and the postal service. His chief concern is that governments will fail to regulate it until it's too late — "an …

Mark Carney

2015 Detroit Auto Show: You Might Be Able To Buy 3-D–Printed Cars In A Year

Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months

Local Motors, a Phoenix-based start-up that aims to be the world’s first producer of 3-D–printed cars, plans to start selling its unconventional vehicles within 12 to 18 months.

To bolster its …

Electric Vehicles

Sonos's Hot New Viral Logo Was A Happy Accident

While working on new branding, designers stumbled on an awesome visual illusion.

Look at this new Sonos logo. It radiates with energy. But do you notice anything else? No? Try scrolling up and down on the page. There you go. Ingenious, right? It looks like soundwaves emit straight from its core. …

How To Emulate Some Of The Most Innovative Companies

Whether you're being copied or looking to others for inspiration, imitation and innovation often go hand-in-hand.

Some of the best ideas come from the most unexpected of places.

Henry Ford is known for introducing one of the greatest innovations in American history: the assembly line. The inspiration …

Innovation

The Rules To Breaking The Rules

When breaking the rules is the smart thing to do and when the risk just isn't worth it.

No one likes to be thought of as a conformist who’s afraid to take a chance and break the rules every once in a while.

But breaking rules for the sake of doing so—or without at least a good understanding of what’s …

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