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The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want | Inc.com

The way you ask someone to do something has the majority of impact on whether or not you will effectively persuade them or be vigorously blocked by their innate defenses. To bring the shields down you must use specific words and style with each of these three categories to get them all to do the …

Consciousness

Best Prototyping Tools Recommended for 4 Different Design Scenarios

Prototyping is an effective approach to turn your ideas into a crowd-funding product, but it’s not easy to pick <b>the best prototyping tools</b> for your …

3 Decision-Making Models Used by Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

It was 1994, and Jeff Bezos was a rising corporate star working at a top hedge fund on Wall Street. As the youngest-ever senior VP at D.E. Shaw & Co, he was set for life.<p>Until he quit.<p>According to Bezos, "I needed the right <i>framework</i> in which to make this big decision."<p>Every day, we face small to …

Jeff Bezos

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he'd be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He agreed, and by the end of that visit, he realized he wanted to treat patients without dealing with any of the insurance requirements.<p>Then he learned about a totally …

Health Care

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

How Putin engineered Russia's return to superpower status

"The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us," Barack Obama said on Dec. 16, during his final press conference as president.<p>"They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't …

Why a Country with Some of the World's Best Schools Is Now Scrapping Grades

Singapore’s global rankings in maths and science have made its schools the envy of the developed world, but a new push to drive grassroots innovation …

3 Popular Goal-Setting Techniques Managers Should Avoid

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham, two of the best known academic researchers on goal-setting, wrote an article in <i>American Psychologist</i> summarizing their 35 years of research. Among their findings:<p>Setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance than …

Millennial Customers Will Dominate In 2017. Is Your Customer Service Experience Ready For Them?

As we head into 2017, the millennial generation is now the largest domestically and worldwide, outnumbering even the Baby Boom generation from whose loins they sprung, according to Pew, which tracks such things.<p>So it’s more important than ever to be sure that your customer service practices and …

Customer Experience

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

What Retailers Must Remember About Customer Experience Amid The Amazon Go Hype

You should never bet against Amazon unless you enjoy a drubbing. So I predict that the new ‘Amazon Go’ cashierless convenience stores will be an immediate success, and will affect customer experience trends in retail and other industries. (At this point, Amazon has only announced a single store in …

Customer Experience

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess | Inc.com

Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a millionaire. Why, then, do so few ever achieve this status? Well, …

Self-improvement

The Most Empathetic Companies, 2016

Empathy has never been in more explicit demand from corporate leaders — particularly after a divisive U.S. presidential election and amid continued economic uncertainty around the globe. As the newly released 2016 Empathy Index demonstrates, empathy, which is about understanding our emotional …

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

I’ve used the term <i>Feature Factory</i> at a couple conference talks over the past two years. I started using the term when a software developer friend …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

How Domino’s Pizza Reinvented Itself

I spent the last 18 months researching and writing a book on how organizations and leaders can do extraordinary things, even if they operate in pretty ordinary fields. You don’t have to be a programmer in Silicon Valley or a gene splicer in biotech to unleash exciting innovations and create huge …

IDEO’s Values and the Art of Table Football

‍<p>The first thing you see when you walk into the OI Engine office is our foosball table – and it’s not just for show. It is in fact a very important …

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on selling cars directly to customers

State law has prevented the electric vehicle manufacturer from selling cars without franchised dealers, arguing that it is ‘entitled to a vehicle dealer license’<p>Tesla is to sue Michigan governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state’s refusal to allow the company to …

Selling

To Raise Kids With More Empathy, We Need to Do Everything Wrong

Every parent wants their children to excel, so we line up tutors, buy the latest electronics, arrange after-school classes, and anything else to help …

Consumer-Centric Care

The health care model is changing, and for consumers, that’s good news. If the old model of care was “doctor knows best,” the new model is “consumers …

Designing a User-Friendly Homepage Carousel

Carousels, image rotators, sliders, featured content modules, whatever you want to call them — they’re everywhere on the web. Carousels are hugely …

Amazon Echo Will Empower Drivers To Control Their BMW

Before now, the earlier version of BMW Connected was strategically designed to enable drivers arrive at their destination on time. However, it seems …

Want a Creative Culture? Pixar Says Do These 3 Things | Inc.com

Leaders worry about innovation. This is true of almost every executive in any industry. While much has been written on various innovators' dilemmas and how to overcome them, one essential component frequently gets short shrift.<p>Creativity is often seen as the work of a solitary genius, and we tend …

Creativity

The Internet of Medical Things, Useful Devices for Emergency Physicians

The era of the Internet of Medical Things (IOMT) can be best summarized into five broad categories of relevancy for the practicing emergency …

Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions, runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results<p>If you’ve marveled at space news recently, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This arm of Nasa is responsible …

Space Science

16 Stunning Statistics that Forecast the Future of the Internet of Things

When we started this decade, the Internet of Things was a basically a buzzword, talked about by a few, acted upon by fewer, a challenge to save for …

Internet of Things

4 Things Brands Need To Know About Storytelling

Stories, when told well, are not mere containers for a brand message, but advocates of brand potential that has yet to be discovered. Related posts: …

Storytelling

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

British Columbia