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12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

55 of Our Favorite Digital Marketing Tools for 2016

From my perspective, <b>digital marketing is all about the thinking involved rather than just the tools.</b> But tools these days are making it increasingly …

The Number One Marketing Issue for Small Business

Every business should be concerned about growing, and that means one thing: acquiring new customers. Unfortunately, many businesses go about this the …

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a company’s sole …

Use Customer Journey Mapping To Master Customer Experience

Marketing in the modern world means making a personalized connection with your consumer base. The old way of blindly advertising and marketing based …

Global Teams That Work

To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of …

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 5: Public Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

Innovation

The Secret Ingredients to a Successful Branding Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to branding, there’s no easy recipe for success. Branding is an imperfect science that boils down to constant change -- based on where you are, where you want to be and, most importantly, what the market is doing.<p>Just look …

Google Applies Pressure on Insurance Innovation

Insurance is one of the last industries to innovate and fully embrace data, analytics and customer communication technologies.<p>It’s a common thread in nearly every industry: Innovation occurs when consumers’ growing needs and expectations converge with intense competition. It’s no surprise, then, …

Slack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?

Thinking through remedies for the always-on, always-communicating world<p><b>[Original post here]</b><p><b>About the author:</b><i><br>Hi. I'm Matt Galligan, a</i> <i>product design & strategy consultant</i> <i>that previously co-founded three startups:</i><i>Circa</i><i>,</i><i>SimpleGeo</i><i>, and</i> <i>Socialthing</i><i>.</i><p><i>This is the first in a series on ideas or problem areas</i> …

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 3: Partner And Supplier Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

Innovation

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple …

Six Questions You Should Ask to Learn About a Company's Culture

After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and resume, you've finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams. …

From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy

Over the course of the 20th century, the mature economies of the world evolved from being <i>industrial</i> economies to <i>knowledge</i> economies. Now we are at another watershed moment, transitioning to <i>human</i> economies—and the shift has profound implications for management.<p>What do I mean by the human economy? …

Why Citi Got Rid of Assigned Desks

It may seem odd to use a dystopian world as a model for an office workspace, but that’s just what Citi did.<p>Susan Catalano, Citi’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of HR, was reading the <i>Divergent</i> series — about a future society broken up into five social factions cultivating different …

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

What Makes Someone an Engaging Leader

“How can we have the highest profitability in five years and still have gaps in employee engagement?” asks an executive at a large industrial products company. The reality is that the two don’t necessarily go together. This management team, like many others, has fought to increase profitability …

Is Your Open Office Actually A Twisted Experiment? It Happened To These Workers

From a zen garden to a pet rabbit, at first, no silly luxury was spared for a co-working space set up by two Dutch designers. But soon, things started suspiciously changing, until the office was something out of 1984.<p>What part of your office makes you feel like you’re being experimented on? Let us …

Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality

Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities. But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved. So, why do we automatically blame our coworkers? Chalk …

The Peril of Untrained Entry-Level Employees

Just-released findings of the Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey offer good news and bad news for employers of entry-level talent. First the bad news: most of those employers aren’t doing much to provide their new hires with the training and support they need to get their careers off …

Work on Your Highest-Leverage Task First to Boost Motivation

Everyone has their own way of deciding which task on their to-do list to start with. Some do the most fun thing first, or things they've already …

Motivation

The Mobile Shopping Life Cycle

Mobile is turning “path to purchase” on its head. One of the most time-honored marketing concepts, that notion that a customer takes a predictable journey toward a sales transaction (in its earliest definition, starting with <i>attention</i> to a product, then moving to <i>interest</i> in it, then <i>desire</i> for it, …

This 7-Minute, Research-Based Workout Exercises Your Whole Body

Don't have an hour or even twenty minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on …