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The Most Powerful Personality Trait You May Never Have Heard Of

The flashier personality traits—narcissism, neuroticism and extraversion—get a lot of attention in the popular literature. But there’s a quieter trait that may be even more powerful: <i>Intellectual humility</i>, which, as the name suggests, refers to our capacity to be humble about our own intellect, to …

Psychology

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Leadership/Business Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a …

Leadership

I Love Doing Things Alone People Should Stop Worrying About It

Recently, I told a colleague that I was going to have dinner alone. She looked at me like I told her I was going to go indulge in a sacrifice to …

Relationships

Really Big Data At Walmart: Real-Time Insights From Their 40+ Petabyte Data Cloud

Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.<p>To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the company has created what it …

Big Data

10 CEOs Make Predictions For Marketers

What do firm leaders think will happen to marketing this year? To find out, I turned to CEOs who represent a variety of different industries and companies.<p><b>Marketers will begin focusing on PR tech:</b> Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer, CEO, AirPR<p>We can’t talk about MarTech without talking about PRTech, the …

Mary Meeker

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Creativity

Nike has found a novel use for AR for marketing shoes

Augmented and virtual reality are slowly but surely being integrated into shopping experiences worldwide. At CES for example, Gap and Asus teamed up for an AR shopping app that may point toward the future of mobile shopping engagement.<p>And previously we covered Adidas and their promotion of a new …

Augmented Reality

Viral selfie app under fire for sneaky data collection

You've probably seen them everywhere on social media: Selfies of your friends turned into cartoonish portraits.<p>Chinese app Meitu -- which has gained popularity in the U.S. within the past two weeks -- adds colorful, caricature-like features, such as bigger eyes, tear drops and accessories like …

Apps

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Analytics

4 rituals from the philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius that will make you mentally stronger

Because there have been good solutions to the underlying problem for about, oh, 2,000 years. The ancient Stoic philosophers really knew what they were doing when it came to building mental toughness.<p>In fact…<p>What's the most effective psychological tool we have today? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. …

Self-help

NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2017 Highlights

At the NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2017, Cloverleaf demo’d a device called shelfPoint, which is an LCD display with “sentiment analysis” tool that uses …

eCommerce

E-tailers may struggle to compete in logistics

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Traditional logistics providers seem poised to maintain their stronghold on the shipping and delivery industry, according to comments Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post, made …

eCommerce

Meeting millennials where they shop: Shaping the future of shopping malls

The traditional shopping mall is under threat. Here is how to meet the needs of digital customers.<p><b>Digital technology</b> is transforming global …

Wake Up Reykjavík - The Foodie Tour With a Difference

With food being such an important part of our daily lives and culture, is there a better way to get to know a new city than to eat your way around …

Improve Your Analytics Skills With These 9 Tips

Looking for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution? A resolution that will help your career? A resolution you can keep? Resolve to become a better analyst in 2017.<p>How can you become better at your work? You know the old standbys like attending a class, taking on a challenging project, and networking …

Data Science

Snapchat, Facebook or Instagram: Who Is Winning the Social Media Shopping Race?

As fashion brands allocate more of their ad spend to social media, BoF examines which platforms are most efficient at delivering actual sales.<p><b>NEW</b> …

Here’s how Montréal is turning to Bluetooth to address traffic congestion

Connected city infrastructure and cars that talk back could potentially do a lot to help ease traffic conditions, but in the meantime, the city of Montréal in Quebec, Canada is using a more immediately available tech to try to address its urban traffic problem: Bluetooth. The city has installed …

5 Tips for Being More Productive at Work Based on Your Personality

Some work days you feel like you’re checking off every single thing on your to-do list — like a boss. Other days, you’re sitting in a dozen snooze-worthy meetings, wondering when exactly you’re going to tackle the piles of work you need to finish by the end of the day. (Hint: Try these alternatives …

Time Management

Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

Economics

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

In a world where the average employee sends and receives 122 emails per day and attends an average of 62 meetings per month, your boss or HR leadership simply doesn’t have the time or bandwidth to properly think through how best to deploy your talents moving forward. Instead, we have to take …

6 Innovations that Have Changed E-commerce in 2016

The landscape of e-commerce is changing dramatically<p>U.S. e-commerce sales reportedly totaled $341 billion in 2015 - a 14.6% increase on the $298 billion spent in 2014.<p>Sound impressive?<p>You might be surprised to learn that the $341 billion spent online accounted for just 10.5% of retail sales in the …

eCommerce

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Duke University

2017 Customer Experience Trends

Innovation that lets firms reach out and touch their customers is moving at warp speed, building on expectations that were unthinkable just five …

Customer Experience

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower

Looking for a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough? These quotes will help you keep pursuing your goals.<p>Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets …

Motivation

6 films about being single that are actually relatable

LONDON — Being single is great. But movies about being single aren't always that enjoyable or relatable.<p>Time and time again, films purporting to tell …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

Meet Mental Canvas – The New Revolutionary Sketching App

This software is looking to make a big impact in the world of sketching, and the makers are confident it will boost the dying market. Mental Canvas …

Sketching

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Airbnb is making good on its global campaign promise to help guests “live there” with its newest product launch.<p>Today, the San Francisco-based …

The 1 Powerful Quality of People With High Emotional Intelligence

No, you simply cannot have emotional intelligence without it.<p>If you're a leadership geek like me, you probably know that for the better part of 50 years, thought leaders and scholars the world over have conducted mountains of research to answer the question: <i>What are the characteristics of great</i> …

Measuring Your Employees’ Invisible Forms of Influence

Companies are always looking for the best ways to assess the potential of employees. Managers want to understand how their teams contribute to the organization, and they want to identify high performers and potential leaders along the way. Many know and use the nine-box model, for example, to map …