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Pepperidge Farm President: 'Take The Crappy Assignments' To Advance Your Career

"I didn't know business school was like this," she recalled thinking. "I'm so intimidated." Britt, whose undergraduate degree was in anthropology, went home and cried.<p>At the end of her first semester, which she failed, Britt received a letter from the school. It suggested she pursue another career …

Pepperidge Farm

How to Add More Pep to Your Presentations

The skinny on PechaKucha, a presentation style imported from Japan that emphasizes speed and graphics.<p>At software giant Autodesk, employees know what CEO Carl Bass likes to see in a presentation. Twenty slides. Six minutes and 40 seconds’ worth of material.<p>Such are the requirements of PechaKucha, a …

7 Secrets to a Killer Team Presentation

When you're pitching as a team, it's important not to get in your own way. Here's how to make the most of group presentations.<p>I sit through a lot of presentations. These range from companies pitching me to portfolio companies presenting at board meetings.<p>Each of these scenarios has a team …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then spend on themselves. They might even convince you that spending …

17 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

"Leave me alone!"<p>I said it to my boss at Radio Disney many years ago. I was a young, very high-performing salesperson, and he was my sales manager. …

Electric Car Chargers That Look Like Manholes Are Coming To NYC In 2014

The next time you see a manhole near a New York City sidewalk, look again–it may actually be an electric car charger. In early 2014, the city’s Washington Square Park will get a small network of discreet, wireless charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles, <i>Wired</i> reports.<p>The charging …

7-11 Rebrands To Target Health-Conscious Millennials

From Big Gulp to Big Salad: the world’s largest chain of convenience stores is trying a fresh approach to its brand.<p>Fetid with grease, a wrinkled hotdog rotating endlessly underneath a dessicating heat lamp. The slime green nozzle of a Slurpee machine, clenching and then heaving its bowels into the …

5 Business Lessons From A Peter Thiel Fellow

In 2011, Yu decided to leave his studies behind at Harvard University to become a Peter Thiel fellow, a two-year program that gives entrepreneurial minded young people $100,000 as an incentive to drop out of college and make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.<p>During his time as a fellow, Yu …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaire Explains The Best Way To Fire Employees

"The best way to fire somebody is to compassionately fire them," says Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of digital camcorder company GoPro, in an interview with Bloomberg. That means you need to do it quickly.<p>Woodman says that as soon as you know that it's not going to work out with an employee, it's …

Employment

The #1 Quality of Top Employees

We asked Inc. readers to describe their best employee ever. Here's what they said.<p>When asked which qualities define their "Best Employee Ever," <i>Inc</i>. readers had plenty to say. And one word came up more than any other: <b>proactive</b>.<p>@Inc being proactive. If there is an issue come to your manager with …

The Impact of Social Media On Hosptality

Social Media

9 Things Successful People Do In The First Week Of A New Job

"The first three months of any new job are an extension of the interview process," says Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals. "From the first day, you need to be on your game."<p>With nearly a decade of experience advising high-level …

Employment

9 Reasons Why People Die On The Job

Thousands of people die in work-related incidents in the U.S. each year. Although today's workplace is the safest it's been since 1992, some 4,383 fatal work injuries were still reported in 2012, according to a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.<p>We've combed though the data …

Employment

Stop Being Ordinary – Choose to be Extraordinary!

Every now and then we hear about people who are doing extraordinary things. It could be a world leader saving millions of lives, a businessperson …

20 Things Life Is Too Short to Worry About (+ How to Ditch These Worries)

Sometimes my life feels like it’s stuck in neutral – like I’m stuck in an endless loop of introduction with no progress. It’s during these times in …

INSTANT MBA: There Are 3 Traits Every Business Needs To Succeed

"I believe there are primary features businesses need to be successful today and in the near future. They are based on fundamental human emotions, needs, desires and behaviors and they cross every generation and culture."<p>Malloy says that successful businesses need to promote a culture of respect, …

People Who Have Sex At Least 4 Times A Week Earn More Money

Nick Drydakis, a senior lecturer in economics at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, found that those who have sex at least four times weekly made 5% more in wages than their counterparts who aren't as lucky.<p>On the other hand, those who don't have any sex at all earned 3% less than …

Finance Pros Are Going Nuts Over A New Database That Lets Them Compare Their Compensation Anonymously

As you can imagine, in a matter of minutes the service, SZ Compensation, was going completely nuts.<p>It's not hard to see why — who doesn't like a little "I'll show you mine if you show me yours?" especially in an industry as secretive about pay as finance. In 30 minutes, SumZero members (who are all …

Compensation

INSTANT MBA: Don't Share Your Huge Goals With Others

"When other people take notice of an individual's identity-related behavioral intention, this gives the individual a premature sense of possessing the aspired-to identity."<p>Haden says that once you tell other people your goals, you'll be less motivated to complete them because you've already been …

MBA

Here’s What Business Travel Will Look Like In 2014

The Millennial generation is beginning to dominate travel and their mobile addiction is coming along for the ride. Kim Goodman, president, American Express Global Business Travel, reveals what innovative changes to expect soon when you hit the road.<p>After spending the better part of a week at one of …

Make Your Work More Meaningful

Have you noticed the rising chorus in the management literature proclaiming that work must have meaning? On this very site, for example, several authors have published research-based blog posts on how managers can create the conditions that support meaningful work. This is a very positive …

What to Expect From Hotel Room Service Now

You’ve been flying all day, stuck in crowded airports, distracting yourself from flight delays with a good Kindle read or the chance to clear out your inbox without interruption. By the time you get to your hotel you’re tired and hungry, ready to just order a burger from room service and …

Hospitality