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Networking secrets of CEOs

There is often a good reason behind why certain people reach the level of CEO regardless of experience and education. And the crucial factor that has …

Leadership

Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Read iPhone Notes, Discuss Songwriting on Beats 1

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has his own radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1 called "The Alligator Hour". During tonight's show, he welcomed his special guest, Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys. At one point, they start reading their iPhone Notes. One of Turner's is the phrase "John …

Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us.<p>Dmail, a new Google (GOOG) Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.<p>This can prove a great asset for more secure communications or when discussing personal information.<p>The Chrome extension adds a "Send with Dmail" …

Apps

Bonobos is opening retail stores — but you can't actually take any of the clothes home

A new kind store has opened on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. Well, it's not really a store because you can't actually leave with anything.<p>Bonobos, a popular menswear e-tailer, calls this new shopping destination a "guideshop." Including the NYC outpost, there are 17 of these concept stores scattered …

eCommerce

Google might soon help you find anyone from a plumber to a painter

Search company picks up key staff from failed cleaning startup Homejoy<p>It appears Google is about to enter the growing home services market. The search giant has snatched up roughly 20 employees from Homejoy, a startup that focused on pairing house cleaners with apartment-dwellers and homeowners. …

E1: The World’s Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera

It’s not every day that a startup company launches a new camera to challenge the likes of heavyweights like GoPro and Panasonic, but that’s what the …

Cameras

Business Lessons From The Hells Angels

What mainstream companies could learn from the world’s most infamous motorcycle club.<p>The strength of a brand often reflects an organization’s cultural health. Inside-out, credo-driven brands surpass their outside-in, market-driven peers in category after category—see Apple and Google versus …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

Ken Segall: Six ways to make your business insanely simple like Apple

Tried making a call on your Mobi, TelePod, TriPod or iPad lately? These are just a few of the names which were considered for the device which …

Chamber of Commerce

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

Restore Trust at Work with These 3 Words

We are allies. Three simple words. Yet when spoken by a manager to an employee, these may be three of the most powerful words possible.<p>Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work, on our way to and from work, or thinking about work. When we meet someone new, the first question …

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Proven Ways to Earn Your Employees’ Trust

Trust is often talked about as the bedrock of a company’s success. Most people think about the issue in terms of customers: They have to believe in you and your products and services. But trust within the organization is just as important: Your employees must believe in each other. When they don’t, …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Interactive Video Startup From Kanye's Right Hand Man | Forbes

Inside Uniqlo's US Takeover | Forbes

How customer experience is different to customer satisfaction: Catriona Wallace

by Catriona Wallace<p>In the 1980s I had a spiral perm. Like Nicole Kidman.<p>At that time – along with perms, and as a legacy of the total quality …

Customer Experience

Choosing the Right Customer

All companies claim that their strategies are customer driven. But the term “customer” is among the most elastic in management theory. A working definition might be that your customers are the people or entities that buy your products and services and supply your revenue. That includes any number …

10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Businesses | Fox Business

Looking for New Year's resolutions that are easier to keep than, say, losing weight or kicking a bad habit you've had for 10 years? Turn to your business. No business, or business owner, is perfect, and there is always room for improvement. The New Year is a great time to carry out new strategies, …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Where There’s a Why, There’s a Way

At least once a week, I hear my son, a junior in high school, say, “What is the point of school? I am never going to use [insert subject] again.” He may or may not, depending on his chosen profession. My counter-argument tends to be, “You may not use all of it. Some of it you will. Regardless, good …

Rise of Snapchat: Do you want an erasable Internet?

As Google’s share price soars beyond $1,100, it seems like nothing can stop the Internet juggernaut as its land grab strategies continue to win over the eyes of its users and the wallets of its advertising clients.<p>But an analysis published over the weekend by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>’s Farhad Manjoo …

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …