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The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players. After each game, the coaches would reward the best players with small stickers …

Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas

“Can we do one more study?”<p>I heard top management ask that question many times during the two years I spent working on new products at <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It’s a question that’s raised often at many big companies when a new idea is being discussed. In the case of <i>The New York Times</i>, what management …

In the Best Sales Teams, About Half of the People Are in Support Roles

Sales reps are most effective when they have the right amount of support staff, but exactly how much support staff does a company need, and how should it be structured? Call it a Goldilocks quandary: Too little support, and your sales people can’t do their jobs well; too much, and you’re wasting …

3 Reasons Why Talent Management Isn’t Working Anymore

Every CEO claims to struggle with the challenge of getting the right “talent,” but what does this really mean? Their real concern is: Do I have the people who will understand my agenda and be able to really change how work gets done, at pace? This is the wrong question.<p>Individuals can make a …

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tini1 Astronomy Camera has just landed on the market and it has made quite an impact, it´s the tiniest camera there is designed and developed to …

Make Your Own Granola Bars

Power through your next ride with these homemade granola bars<p>When you’re stuck at a gas station in the middle of nowhere and bonking is imminent, packaged granola bars can seem like a godsend. Unfortunately, they’re actually packed full of sugar and unpronounceable ingredients. For a healthier …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Power to Weight Ratio: watts per kilogram explained and how to boost yours

<b>‘Power-to-weight ratio’ is an oft quoted phrase in cycling – especially by cyclists who find themselves struggling when the terrain goes up. It’s</b> …

Extreme Sports

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. But the power of data storytelling isn’t limited to written …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking Into Strategy: An Interview with PepsiCo’s CEO

Just a few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift toward a more health-oriented overall product line. Prominent activist investor …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

The Five Approaches to Business Strategy

The Boston Consulting Group has introduced The Strategy Palette which outlines five distinct approaches to business strategy, helping CEOs and top …

Business Strategy

The Triumphant Return of the Email Newsletter

“No one cares about traffic anymore,” says Stacey Ferguson, founder of the social media community and conference Blogalicious. “Everything is so divided up — you’ve got your blog, then Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.”<p>What matters instead is influence, and one way to build it is by guiding audiences …

Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt

<i>You want to give a member of your team a stretch assignment, but she tells you she’s just “not ready yet” — she’d like to get more experience before taking it on.</i><p><i>You offer to make a valuable introduction for someone you mentor. He seemed excited about it at first, but doesn’t follow up. Later, you</i> …

Brakepack

BrakePack is just the thing to get if you´re on your bike at late hours, when the visibility´s poor for car drivers to spot you. Come to think of it, …

Tannus Tires

Tannus Tires made a new and great development for those of us who love riding our bikes but are always afraid of the big bad puncture that leads to a …

Cycling

Lumos Smart Helmet

Lumos is the new helmet to get if you usually commute with your bike. Especially designed to be seen by drivers, in fact, not only be seen but also …

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

Telling Tales

In 1998, I made a pilgrimage to the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, seeking some enlightenment. Several years earlier, as the program director of knowledge management at the World Bank, I had stumbled onto the power of storytelling. Despite a career of scoffing at such …

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding Recipe Is The Best Way To Do Dessert

Stop everything you're doing right now and go buy yourself some avocados, bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Then, go straight home to make yourself what is quite possibly the greatest pudding you'll ever taste. Minimalist Baker's vegan-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding recipe, …

Tracer360 Visibility Vest

Tracer360 Visibility Vest is a must have if you´re one of those who loves to exercise but has to sometimes do it under low visibility conditions. The …

Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>A great deal of ink has been spent over the past thirty years or so on the idea of corporate or organizational culture. Back in the 1980’s, I picked up a now-famous book, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman’s <i>In Search of Excellence</i>, that praised the unique management …

Your Best Cycling Body Ever

Get into Tour-worthy shape with these core, flexibility and high-impact exercises.

Double O Bike Light

Double O Light is a new and cool bike light brought to us by the brilliant British designer Paul Cocksedge. It features two lights to mount on your …

Gostak

GoStaks are a smart and sleek solution for portable nutrition. The fully-customizable, versatile storage system consists of a combination (your …

How to Root Your Android Device

If you’re considering rooting your Android phone or device, there’s no better time than the present. While Android started as an operating system …

14 startups that will change our everyday life

Investors are always in search of billion-dollar unicorns. And now with Uber and SnapChat being valued in the tens of billions, we are starting to see a new wave of elite “winged unicorns.” But that’s not all the startup scene has to offer.<p>Somewhere in between multibillion-dollar valuations and …

Augmented Reality