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The best employees are not the agreeable ones, according to Adam Grant

Cheerful and helpful workers are beloved by their bosses, and just about everyone else, really. Enthusiastic optimists make for great colleagues, rarely cause problems, and can always be counted on.<p>But they may not necessarily make the best employees, says Adam Grant, the organizational …

Employment

Indian Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Indian</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Indian Indian Village Chicken Curry<p>Indian Channa MasalaOur version of this spicy, aromatic chickpea dish may not be just like Grandma's, but it sure is tasty.<p>Indian Anda Bhurji (Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs)<p>Indian Paratha (Flaky South Asian Flatbread)How to …

Indian Recipes

Why Your Best Sales Person May Be Your Worst Sales Manager

I’ve seen this movie so many times before that I know every scene by heart.<p>The company is badly in need of a vice-president of sales.<p>The CEO takes notice of her top sales rep who hustles, talks a great game and outperforms the rest of the team. The rep expresses an interest in the vice-president …

Academic Research

Can Amazon Conquer The Luxury Goods And Luxury Re-Commerce Market?

Amazon (AMZN) may be the ultimate disruptor of retail business. Indeed, sometimes it seems as if there is nothing Amazon cannot do. What began as an …

eCommerce

Why Design Thinking Won't Solve All Your Innovation Problems

Deciding on which innovation process to use is only the first step.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last couple of years, design thinking has become one of the most common innovation buzzwords, and therefore, has become seen as a panacea to "doing" innovation. …

Innovation

Address verification waived for passport application process

Passport applicants will no longer be called to the police station, nor will they have cops at their door for address verification.The Ministry of …

Carnival Cruise Flood Video Is Viewed 1.3 Million Times on Facebook. The Company's Response Is Brilliant

Passenger Marla Haase's video looked a little too much like a scene from Titanic.<p>When a malfunction caused flooding on a Carnival Cruise ship during a Caribbean voyage, a passenger's video went viral on Facebook. The company's response was a fantastic lesson in how to respond to a social media …

25 of the biggest failed products from the world's biggest companies

"Less than 3% of new consumer packaged goods exceed first-year sales of $50 million — considered the benchmark of a highly successful launch," say Joan Schneider and Julie Hall, coauthors of "The New Launch Plan."<p>That's part of the reason that the most heavy-hitting names in business — from …

McDonald's

Never Heard of a DAO? Here's Why It's Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation

Almost any businessperson on board with blockchain will promote the value of decentralization, and DAOs fit the mold.<p>You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous …

Scientists develop plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists in Britain and the United States claim to have engineered an enzyme that can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.<p>It is hoped the breakthrough could help solve the global pollution crisis. In the UK alone consumers use around 13 billion plastic bottles a year and more than …

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Global branded entertainment marketing rose to $106bn in 2017

An increase in product placement and consumer content marketing revenue has bolstered global branded entertainment marketing revenues, which saw …

New Music Study Says Being Receptive to This 1 Thing Can Increase Your Creativity

Jazz musicians' brains more easily pick up on the odd, helping them score higher on creativity.<p>Researchers already have shown us that music can be a powerful success tool--it can get our brains to operate at different frequencies, affect our mood and even help with memory recall. Now a study led by …

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted by …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

Quantum Mechanics, Explained In Five Minutes

Quantum mechanics deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of …

Quantum Mechanics

20 Mind-Boggling Facts About Quantum Computing Everyone Should Read

The dream of “quantum computing” – harnessing the power of quantum-level mechanics in order to create computers far faster and more powerful than any available today – came a step closer to reality recently.<p>Microsoft and Google both have just announced that they are expecting to reach key …

Quantum Physics

Google's AI can now predict heart disease just by scanning your eyes

As if Google doesn’t already have its fingers in enough pies, the company is now taking aim at cardiovascular disease with the help of machine learning.<p>In a paper published in Nature’s Biomedical Engineering journal (PDF), the search giant’s health subsidiary Verily detailed a method to predict …

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.<p>Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.<p>"This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement …

Artificial Intelligence

Reporters, once set against paywalls, have warmed to them

In 2017, Neil Chase, executive editor of the Bay Area News Group, gave his Mercury News staff plastic funnels imprinted with the words “awareness, …

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality

America is trying to come to terms with its economic inequality. Does inequality spur growth or kill it? Is it a necessary evil—or necessarily bad? Angus Deaton, an economics professor at Princeton, and the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics, is asked questions like these all the …

Here’s How Geofencing Helps Brick-and-Mortar Stores Compete in an Increasingly Digital World

The holidays are upon us. It’s that special time of year filled with copious amounts of fruitcake, ugly Christmas sweaters and–in some …

28 Psychological Experiments That Revealed Incredible And Uncomfortable Truths About Ourselves

Although as humans we have always been fascinated with the workings of the mind and the reasons behind our behavior, it wasn’t until the beginning of …

Psychology

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Branding Structures When Multiple Products And Services Are Involved

When your organization has multiple products and services, how do you brand? When it's more appropriate to sub-brand vs. start anew.<p>In part one of this series on branding, I covered three types of sub-brand architectures that work well when there's a certain level of brand loyalty to an …

Amazon Has Bad News for Cord-Cutters

Jeff Bezos' company reportedly retreats from a market opportunity for an uncharacteristic reason.<p>If there's one business strategy that defines</b> …

Starbucks is bucking the online retail trend

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