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Millennial Employees Confound Big Banks

To stem departures, firms tweak their delayed-gratification models<p>Entry-level bankers from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gathered in a lower Manhattan hotel ballroom last April to listen to the firm’s top executives try to fire them up about their budding careers. David Solomon, co-head of the firm’s …

Google has had a negative effect on office design, says Jeremy Myerson

The Google-inspired fad for slides and ping-pong tables has had a damaging impact on the workplace, according to office design expert Jeremy …

Cape Town

Agencies Address How They’re Restructuring to Fight a Breaking Business Model

Advertising agencies must evolve in order to survive and support the growing demands of clients. Otherwise, they're doomed to fail, agency leaders …

Why You Should Eliminate Your Chief Innovation Officer

The whole premise behind a Chief Innovation Officer goes beyond useless to completely and utterly counterproductive. If one person is in charge of innovation, everyone else are not. And they must be. Anyone not innovating is falling behind those that are. Darwin taught us that that is a bad thing. …

Innovation

These 10 countries are leading the world in solar energy

In a world that's hungry for energy but increasingly wary of the damage that generating power can do, solar might just be the answer : clean energy …

University of California

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere — on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, bridges and buildings. For the past 200 years, it’s been the very foundation of much of our planet.<p>But the production of cement, which when mixed …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

A gentle introduction to immutability of blockchains

In the context of data security, the immutability of data stored on blockchains is important. What do people mean when they say “Blockchains are …

Oceans To Hold More Plastic Than Fish by 2050

There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless more recycling takes place. That is what a new report from the World …

Startups Are Personal: Focus On Company Culture

We continue our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Traklight’s Mike Willee) and move from personal values to company culture. As an entrepreneur, one of the most important things you can do for your business is to establish the tone and culture that you want, or at the very least, …

Entrepreneurship

There’s a new service offering unlimited flights on airlines like American, Delta, and JetBlue

All-you-can-fly subscription service OneGo launched on Feb. 1, providing its members with unlimited service on 500 commercial routes around the US for a flat monthly rate of $2,950. Cheaper regional plans include 35 routes in the West, 158 routes in the East, and 35 routes in the central US …

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2016

BMW, the Munich-based maker of luxury cars and motorcycles, is the world’s most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released this week by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights.<p>The company earned particularly high marks for “efficient use of water, energy, and lack of …

Designing Disruptive Business Models

Verynice founder Matthew Manos calls out ten organizations doing it right.<p>Attendees of last October’s Core77 Conference will no doubt remember …

How building a better battery would change the game for renewable energy

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>The historic climate change accord in Paris is expected to give a further boost to wind, solar and other forms of energy that are less …

Six Companies That Are Redefining Performance Management

As annual reviews fade away, performance management will become more about feedback and development.<p>Head over to Google and search for the term, “performance review,” and you’ll be instantly flooded by news stories on the latest companies to do away with it. My guess is that half the Fortune 500 …

United Announces Customer Experience Extras

If there’s one industry that needs to go through customer experience bootcamp it’s the airline industry. Year after year customers remain frustrated with airlines that remove even the most basic customer experience offerings. There have been reports that in recent years the airlines are doing …

Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT

James Quigley Contributor<p>James Quigley is CEO and co-founder of venture-backed Canvas, and co-founder of Refraction Reston, a co-working space in suburban Washington, DC.<p>At this very moment, the IT department at a typical enterprise is staring at a mind-numbing list of IT project requests from …

Employment

Why Dollar Shave Club invests in unscripted customer service

A potential Dollar Shave Club customer laid down an unusual challenge to the company on its Facebook page not long ago. In exchange for his pledge to order a one-month subscription of razors, an employee had to solve a Rubik's Cube in two minutes or less.<p>The following afternoon, Dollar Shave Club …

Start A Fire

This Auto Dealership Built A Pro-Millennial Customer Experience By Consulting 5 Key Service Trends

Businesses today in nearly every industry are dealing with the changing expectations of millennials and other on-trend customers who are looking for a new style of customer experience and customer service.<p>For today, let’s see what lessons we can draw from an industry, automotive retail (car …

Customer Experience

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

Happiness

Do Start-ups Need HR?: The typical evolution of HR in organizations

In the first phase, the founder or founders do everything themselves. After a while, when the organization has 20-30 people, a general assistant is …

Rethinking Corporate Purpose

During the last year I have been fortunate to attend a number of conferences on talent management and corporate performance. Most recently I was on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference which examined this issue. The panel consisted of a mixture of academic and corporate executives. …