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21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

With a New Apology, Starbucks's CEO Just Taught an Important Lesson in Leadership

Firing the employees involved probably wouldn't help things at Starbucks. Hopefully, this will.<p>Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store.<p>The story, according to <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>Two …

Leadership

What Makes a Leader?

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2004</b><p>When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision--the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualities--but they are also …

Emotional Intelligence

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

21 Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring

Spring into reading a brand-new book!

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Stop Exceeding Customer Expectations: To Create Immediate Loyalty Do This Instead

Everyone wants to exceed customer expectations, maybe it is time to modernize your methods.<p>Churn kills business.<p>A few years back I was part a global account team and we were failing with a Fortune 100 client. We tried everything: we looked at all of their business requirements and then went above …

Customer Experience

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Books

10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once

You'll uncover countless gems in these classics.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm fairly obsessed with reading. I read everything I can get my hands on. It's a habit that I …

Motivation

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

America is falling out of love with Budweiser

Budweiser is in danger of losing its "King of Beers" crown in the United States.<p>Americans' beer tastes are changing. They are opting for fancier craft beers, microbrews and wines and spirits instead of old classics.<p>That trend is taking a particular toll on Bud Light and Budweiser, whose share of …

Stock Markets

READ: President Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>The White House released this transcript of President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. In the remarks, Trump delivered a doomsday warning to North Korea</i> and mocked its young leader, a pugnacious escalation in rhetoric in a wide-ranging debut address to …

How Data Analytics Is Changing Business Models

You must have heard the famous quote, ‘If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will get you there.’ However, in a data driven world …

Data Warehousing

The Five Pillars of a Solid Digital Marketing Strategy That Endures

It's 2017, and the digital marketing world is chaotic. Google powers 3.5 billion searches per day. Vine is dead, and Snapchat is SNAP. We live in a …

KKR Strikes Deal To Buy Health Information Giant WebMD For $2.8B And A Former Partner Scores

Private equity giant KKR is betting big on healthy living. In separate announcements on Monday morning, KKR said it will buy both internet health information giant WebMD Holdings for $2.8 billion and The Nature’s Bounty Co., a company that sells supplements ranging from fish oil and Vitamin D pills …

Health Information

Business Books to Watch in June

There's a great blend of books coming out in June, from the eminently practical to the psychologically fascinating. I usually put these books in …

5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather

There aren’t many leaders who would disagree with the idea that a healthy, productive culture is a defining element of business success. Yet I’ve seen so many companies with lofty-sounding “mission statements” and “core values” that have the most toxic workplaces imaginable. I’ve met so many …

Corporate Culture

Dollar bounces back after strong U.S. private sector jobs report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rallied on Thursday after a report showed the U.S. economy created more private sector jobs than expected in May, bolstering expectations for an interest rate hike this month.<p>A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas …

Jobs Report

The Latest: Fiji's leader disappointed by Trump decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and climate change (all times EDT):<p>10:40 p.m.<p>Fiji's prime minister, who will chair an annual climate …

Why Anticipated Value From Digital Implementation Often Disappoints

Every senior executive recognizes that digital disruptions are both a huge potential blessing and an enormous threat. Companies can be Uberized out of existence, as is happening with taxi cabs. Or like Amazon, companies can create whole new offerings and competitive advantage. GE uses the power of …

WPP’s GroupM Names a Chief Transformation Officer to Further Deliver on Its ‘Horizontality’ Strategy

WPP has elevated Lindsay Pattison to a new role within GroupM as chief transformation officer–a newly created position. Pattison will continue to …

Advertising Industry

Assessment: Do You Know How Bureaucratic Your Organization Is?

By our estimates, an excess of bureaucracy costs the U.S. economy more than $3 trillion in lost economic output per year. When you look at all 32 countries in the OECD, the cost of excess bureaucracy rises to nearly $9 trillion.<p>Yet while the incentives for dismantling bureaucracy are substantial, …

Management

Overcome Resistance to Change with Two Conversations

Across industries and sectors, the track record for organizational change is bleak. Research finds that anywhere from 50%–75% of change efforts fail. And for those that do succeed, many don’t achieve the goals of the original vision. Why is change so hard?<p>Usually, figuring out the right answer is …

Management

If You Live in an Area with High Income Inequality, You’re More Likely to Burn Out at Work

A 2015 report by the International Labour Organization covering more than 180 countries and over 84% of the global workforce warned of “widespread job insecurity in the global labor market,” finding that only one-quarter of the world’s workers have a stable employment relationship. In the United …

Income Inequality

We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs

When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded funding and why. But it’s difficult to obtain VCs’ unvarnished comments, given that they are uttered …

How “Brainwriting” Can Get Better Ideas Out of Your Team

<b>By Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>Read more from Kellogg Executive Education:• What to Do When You Have a Dysfunctional Team Member<br>• The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders<br>All too often, your …

Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926

Finding the next , which first sold shares to the public 20 years ago this week, is hard. In fact, finding the last Amazon was hard, too. From 1926 through 2015, only 30 stocks accounted for one-third of the cumulative wealth generated by the entire U.S. stock market; Amazon was one. That’s 30 out …

Stock Markets

Dick's Sporting Goods is getting clobbered after same-store sales miss

Comparable sales for the quarter climbed 2.4%, missing consensus forecasts of 3.6% growth. The sporting goods and apparel retailer also trimmed its forecast for full-year 2017 same-store sales.<p>"Despite a challenging retail environment, we realized growth across each of our three primary …

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is returning to the company

Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter, just announced that he’s returning to the company he helped start. Stone left Twitter in 2011 to pursue new projects with Obvious Corporation, a venture that also included fellow Twitter co-founder Ev Williams.<p>While he was somewhat vague about what …

Biz Stone

Snap’s $2.2 Billion Loss Caps Bumpy First Months as a Public Company

SAN FRANCISCO — When Snap listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in March, the floor of the exchange was festooned in the company’s signature yellow. Family members of Snap executives posed for photographs; some wore the company’s video-recording Spectacles. And as Snap’s two 20-something …