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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 …

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 queue …

10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once

You'll uncover countless gems in these classics.<p>I'm fairly obsessed with reading. I read everything I can get my hands on. It's a habit that I developed early on. I used to be able to do one book per day but have since scaled it back to only two or three per week. As a prolific reader, I come …

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 …

Muhammad Ali

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 …

CNN
Geopolitics

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 …

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 …

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 …

Innovation

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 …

Venture Capital

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 …

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

Economy
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 …

Innovation

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Kellogg School

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 …

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 …

Dick's Sporting Goods

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 …

Trump Confirms His Autocratic Instincts. And His Ineptitude.

The best way to ensure that the Russia investigation continues is to summarily fire the man in charge of it.<p>What happened to James Comey is not particularly unusual in Washington: When a political scandal explodes at your agency, you are expected to protect the president by risking your own …

Donald Trump

Want to Work From Home? Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 People to Work From Their Kitchens and Living Rooms

These jobs are all about the flexibility and the benefits--including, of course, the ability to work from home.<p>There's nothing like working from home--that is, if you can make it work for you. Prerequisites: an efficient space, a healthy respect for your own time--and, of course, a job.<p>If it all …

Employment
Venture Capital

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late

Young leaders have their work cut out for them. These six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.<p>At a recent speaking engagement, a member of the audience asked me what leadership advice I would give myself when I first began my career. While I …

Self-improvement

6 pressure points for US stocks

The eight-year US equity bull market has time and again confounded its many detractors, helping US stocks remain among the top performers since the global financial crisis began. That makes it easy to argue why many long-term investors should continue holding this asset class in their portfolios.<p>At …

Investing