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Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

I met Vijay Govindarajan (VG) several years ago when I was an Assistant Director at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author, widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and innovation. As General …

Magic Leap is a computing platform where the real world is your screen

Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup that's kept its project under wraps for over a year, has finally revealed a few more details about its mysterious technology. In an interview at WSJD Live, Magic Leap CEO and founder Rony Abovitz and Chief Content Officer Rio Caraeff has said that Magic Leap …

Augmented Reality

The Future, as Foretold in the Past

The Future, as Foretold in the Past is a timeline of future events based on the stories of famous works of fiction. The article that released the …

Our Proudest Accomplishments Are Often the Quiet Ones

<b>“…I kept trying to run away. And I almost did. But it seems that reality compels you to live properly when you live in the real world.” ~Kenzaburō</b> …

LinkedIn is giving its employees 'unlimited' vacation plus 17 paid holidays

LinkedIn is also turning July 4 into an extra-long holiday break. All told, the company is going from 15 days of accrued vacation and 13 paid holidays to the "discretionary time off" model (DTO) and 17 paid holidays, effective November 1, the company tells us.<p>The "unlimited" vacation model is not …

Why We Can’t Be Happy All the Time

<b>“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>Suffering by definition: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. …

Reduce Your Stress by Making "Good Enough" Decisions

Being faced with a decision—even between two positive things—can be a source of stress. Make life easier on yourself by accepting “good enough” …

Dinner

21 Positive Thoughts For Your Morning

When Ricky Gervais was 8 years old, he woke up every day going:<p>"Wow! I'm alive! Yes! I've got to eat! I've got to take a clock apart to see how that works! There's an ant! I'm going to follow that ant! Let's go to the library! What, sausages? Oh my god, I can't believe my luck!"<p>We could still …

2 ways to achieve a lifetime of happiness

But when they don't, we often fall victim to feelings of failure, disappointment, or simply unhappiness.<p>Lyubomirsky, whose research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness has received multiple prizes and grants, has written two books on the subject. In her most recent book, "The …

The 5 Keys To Setting Goals Like A Champ

We all have goals that we want to achieve in life. A good goal should really ignite a strong desire within you and motivate you to take action. You …

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

Fitness

25 Books That Will Teach You The Most Powerful Leadership Lessons Ever

You’ve heard the old saying right?<p>“All great leaders are readers.”<p>… Well, it’s true. And I’m reminded of it at least once a week, when I interview an …

Self-improvement

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.<p>But …

210 Zappos Employees Respond To Holacracy Ultimatum: We’re Out

The company is finishing its transition to a radical new organization structure. Nearly 14% of the staff has decided to leave the company.<p>What would you say if your boss told you wouldn’t have a boss anymore? No, you’re not fired. Your organization is just redistributing power, eliminating managers …

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

What is Mindfulness? And how can it be applied at work?<p>When you exercise these ways to stay mindful throughout your workday, you will master important facets of daily life.<p>Check out the 10 tips for being more mindful at work derived from Mindfulness at Work For Dummies by Shamash Alidina and Juliet …

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make: Never Trying | Inc.com

My position on mistakes--as someone who has committed a countless number of them--is simple: You are going to make them. And as long as they are not too costly, and you learn from them--and both those things are non-negotiable--then they are "simply" the cost of doing business.<p>Mistakes are not the …

Poetry

7 Ways to Make the First Day Perfect for New Hires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The first day of any new job can be overwhelming. Trying to navigate a new company, meet everyone in the office and learn the ropes of a new role is a lot for new hires.<p>First impressions are important. New hires know just how important it …

Why Every Company Should Encourage the 'F' Word

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are running a startup or driving high performance teams at a Fortune 500 company, you need to encourage use of the 'F' word in the office.<p>Of course I am talking about one of the most powerful words in the English language:</b> …

6 Ways to Multiply Your Personal Power | Inc.com

Any change, whether it's a change you initiate at work or a worldwide initiative to end poverty, start with one--one person, one thought, one word, one action.<p>Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is <i>not</i> the loneliest number. It's the most important number!<p>Many people used to feel …

Classic Rock

Early Facebook Executive On Mark Zuckerberg: 'It’s Obvious He’s Going To Be One Of The Single Best CEOs In The World'

At age 26, he became the youngest VP in AOL's history. Later, he spent a year at Mayfield Fund as a venture capitalist before joining Facebook as VP of Growth, Mobile & International in 2007. He spent nearly four years at Facebook during its early formative years, becoming the social media's …

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How PepsiCo promotes transformation

As part of BSR's ongoing series of conversations with leaders in sustainability, we asked BSR Conference 2014 plenary speaker and PepsiCo Chairman …

Sustainable Business

Hooked: How Apple, Google, Twitter And Facebook Make Their Products Addictive

Feeling bored? Open up a link on YouTube. Lonely? Log into Facebook? Anxious because you don’t know something? Then just search for news on Google.<p>What are you doing with those actions? Expressing individuality? Making choices? Yes and no, according to Nir Eyal, author of a new book entitled …

9 Things the Smartest Leaders Do

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

The Best Study Tips Revealed

After you've been in the workforce awhile, it can be hard to switch back to study mode. Members of Connect: Professional Women's Network share the tips that helped them through continuing education, professional development and college as an adult.<p>Connect is online community with more than 360,000 …

Workplace Passion Is a Myth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Penelope Trunk, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>What does it even mean to say people should “follow their passion” to find the work that suits them? I don’t know what passion means in that context, and I …

SolarCity Offers Its First Home Solar Loan

SolarCity on Wednesday launched its first residential solar loan that it’s structured to resemble a power purchase agreement, unlike conventional loans that are being rolled out by a small but growing number of its competitors.<p>The company, the largest residential solar installer in the country, …

15 Sales Trends for 2015

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2014, the best sales managers and VPs are pushing to finish the year strong – but they’re also already looking ahead to 2015. Technology, along with an endless supply of information, is changing the way customers buy. Customers are raising their expectations on …