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A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

Harvard Psychologist Says These 8 Principles Will Bring You The Most Happiness For Your Money

"This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wrong," says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a paper he coauthored.<p>Money provides an "opportunity for happiness" the authors say, since moneyed people can live longer and healthier lives, enjoy financial security, have leisure time, …

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes from 16 Iconic Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

6 Tips on Using LinkedIn for Business Development

Here's how to improve your sales outreach ROI in six simple steps.<p>I was an early adopter of LinkedIn, using it to manage my business network, and I've attended LinkedIn seminars for my business school alumni. I thought I was making great use of the social network until I really started using it to …

Business Development

Jony Ive’s copy-cat complaints about Xiaomi sound eerily familiar

Apple design impressario Jony Ive is not a fan of Xiaomi, the upstart Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has been accused of copying design elements of the iPhone. Asked about Xiaomi at a Vanity Fair event last night, Ive said:<p>I don’t see it as flattery. When you’re doing something for the first …

Jony Ive

How Peter Thiel teaches Stanford students to create billion-dollar monopolies (in 3 quotes)

Stanford continued its wildly overcrowded How to Start a Startup course today with Silicon Valley’s outspoken libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel. The course is curated by Sam Altman, head of startup incubator Y Combinator. Each week, the course brings in another technology celebrity to share the …

The Tah Bluetooth stick lets you control (almost) anything with a smartphone

We've seen plenty of development boards, but this might be the first that comes with both Bluetooth LE and built-in USB. Tah is the creation of India's Revealing Hour and has been designed to both lower the cost of adding Bluetooth to Arduino projects, but also to connect your smartphone to other …

The First Practical Invisibility Cloak Is Here

And you can make one yourself.<p>At long last, a practical invisibility cloak is here. But the Rochester Cloak is not some futuristic, sci-fi belt, or a wizard’s cape: it’s just a clever configuration of standard lenses that bend light around an object, hiding that object in plain sight. That could …

The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something Out

The white circles you see in the grid below don’t really exist, nor do the white diagonal lines you see connecting them. Yet they are the most interesting part of the illustration. Even if you try to ignore the white space, your brain will override the order:<p>As any visual artist will tell you, the …

Man v City

RICKY BURDETT is professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age program. …

Tomorrow Daily 056: A robot pilot, a saltwater-powered car and a DIY Raspberry Pi laptop

Everything You Need to Know About Alibaba and its Mega-IPO

The Wall Street hype machine is in full swing for the Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s initial public offering. The company, which operates a …

eCommerce

The Man Who Feeds 1.2 Million Kids A Day

Running a massive school meals program that feeds malnourished kids, Manoj Kumar is on a mission to show how entrepreneurs can make real inroads in tackling India’s age-old social problems.<p>It’s hard to appreciate the scale of hunger in India because the scale is so vast. In some parts of the …

This Startup Wants To Be The Yelp Of Investing

The hidden value in the floor, they explain, was that it served as a sounding board.<p>"We were able to ask people, 'What do you think of this stock? What do you think of emerging markets?'" remembers Ravid. "From our perspective, it wasn't that they were financial professionals, but that there was a …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

5 powerful apps that blow away Apple’s stock iOS tools

The iPhone comes preloaded with many stock applications, but not all are as powerful as you wish they’d be. Luckily there are tons of developers pushing new apps into the App Store, and many of their creations upstage the stock iOS applications.<p>In today’s video we take a look at five iOS apps that …

How YouTube is Changing the Media Landscape in Asia

YouTube is already established as the world’s most popular video site. To that point, it sees more than one billion unique visitors each month, many of whom go in search of funny videos or music, but there’s a whole lot more to it.<p>The Google-owned site is a window into the world, an opportunity for …

The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Future

When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I’m going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also a CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike.<p>Created by adopted New Yorkers Agustin Agustinoy, Eric Sevillia, and Lucas Toledo, the …

What's the future of Xbox at Microsoft? 90 Seconds on The Verge

Companies have turned killing time into an art form

Technologies like email and videoconferencing, designed to save time, end up helping people waste more of it. A new study by Bain & Company published at the Harvard Business Review finds that the way we order our lives and structure our companies, and particularly our meetings, wastes a spectacular …

Research

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Between Amazon & Google, cloud storage will be free by next year

SocialRadar shows you who is nearby, how you know them, and what you have in common

SocialRadar is trying to give humans the power of dolphins.<p>That is to say, enable us to figure out who is around using a form of radar.<p>SocialRadar released its iPhone app today that presents real-time information about people in your social network that are nearby. It was founded by Blackboard …

Jump Start Your Motivation

<b>By Mari Selby</b><p>The secret to motivation for each of us may be a little bit like trying to find the proverbial and elusive, perhaps mythical fountain of youth. Important goals may seem to take a frustrating amount of time and effort to achieve. And the mere thought of such exertion can be enough to …

10 Awesome iOS Gestures and Shortcuts

What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea?

If you're thinking about starting a new business, you can test it out with this five-point checklist.<p>The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in …

Small Business

Coming to an office near you

INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the …

Innovation

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …