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Building Relationships in Cultures That Don’t Do Small Talk

Michael has been in Frankfurt for about a week and is really missing his home office in Chicago. Everyone in Germany seems to be so serious at work. No small talk, no conversation about the weekend, no interest in his American background — in fact, no interest really in him at all, it seems.<p>At …

Personal Information

Nearly Half Of 'Game of Thrones' Upcoming Season Leaks Online -- Was HBO Hacked?

Yesterday, one day before season five of the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, was scheduled to premier on television, someone released copies of four upcoming episodes, making them available to the public via the Torrent system frequently used for disseminating illegal copies of videos. By early …

TV Series

In Fierce Cab Hailing App War In India, Uber Has Two Global Firsts

With competition getting brutal in the cab-summoning space, Uber is thinking up innovative ways to press ahead of its rivals in India. Last week, it launched two new initiatives which it has not attempted in any other country.<p>In New Delhi, India’s capital, Uber launched uberAUTO, a new hailing …

India

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The future of digital TV advertising, in 5 charts

The dominant players in online video advertising today are YouTube and other short-form content providers. But that won’t last much longer.<p>YouTube …

Televisions

Twitter, YouTube, Instagram Work on Stealth Advertising

The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetise activity on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads?<p>…

New Trends in Book Marketing: Mobile, Millennials and More

For Sara Lloyd of Pan Macmillan, book marketing in 2015 is all about mobile, millennials, and the interplay of real and virtual worlds. — a topic …

Public Relations

Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

Most leaders now recognize that the best teams leverage diversity to achieve long-term success. But many think about it in pretty narrow terms: gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or age. Sometimes they also consider organizational attributes, like function or rank.<p>But there’s …

Management

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Women in Business Q&A: Darline Jean, COO, PulsePoint

<i>Darline Jean is Chief Operating Officer at PulsePoint. She previously spent the last decade at About.com, which she joined as vice president of finance in 2003 before serving as the e company's chief finance officer and chief operating officer before becoming president and CEO in September 2011.</i> …

Facebook Inc. May Be Television Networks' Biggest Competition

Ad dollars are poised to shift from television to mobile.<p>In the age of over-the-top video streaming services, it's no surprise that traditional …

Televisions

Video Ads Are Coming To The Back Of Your Uber

I hopped in the back of my first Uber car almost two years ago. Before Uber, I’d done just about everything in my power to avoid taking a traditional taxi. Those avoidance techniques included walking, biking, staying at home and even hitching the occasional ride from my mom. Needless to say, I …

Transportation

RBS boss leaves weeks after these Snapchat pictures were put on Instagram by his daughter

Snapchat may have cost Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Rory Cullinan his job.<p>At the beginning of March, The Sun newspaper reported that Cullinan sent his 18-year-old daughter, Bridget, a series of messages from the Snapchat app, saying he was "bored" at work.<p>Snapchat puts a time limit on how long …

New York City

The race between Meerkat and Periscope is closer than it seems

Both live-streaming apps offer what largely amounts to the same experience: You can quickly and easily broadcast live video of what you're doing, allowing your friends and Twitter followers to click on a broadcast and tune in.<p>Meerkat dominated the tech scene for the two weeks leading up to this …

Periscope

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Uber: The Big Data Company

As I write this column, I am at my office on Main Street in San Francisco. When I’m done here, I’ll head back to my house in the Richmond District to pick up some luggage as I head to SFO. Then I’m off to JFK, my hotel in Midtown, 10 meetings across Manhattan before I stop at FAO Swartz to pick up …

San Francisco

The C-Suite's Newest Power Couple: CFO And CMO

It’s getting confusing in C-suites these days. The titles on doors don’t necessarily match C-suite executives’ roles.<p>They’ve expanded:Chief Financial Officers aren’t just numbers guys. They must actively shape the strategic direction of a company. And Chief Marketing Officers are no longer …

Data Warehousing

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Pinterest, Snapchat, BuzzFeed – here come tech’s multibillion-dollar babies

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Michael Kovac/Getty Images<p>‘A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A <i>billion</i> dollars.”<p>That immortal line, uttered in the film <i>The Social Network</i> by Justin Timberlake (playing Napster co-founder Sean Parker) to Jesse Eisenberg, playing Facebook founder Mark …

Profit

Marketers still haven't 'nailed' mobile, say Facebook and Google directors

Speaking at AdWeek Europe, Facebook’s director for the UK and Ireland, Steve Hatch, said better personalisation offered by mobile meant consumers …

Digital Advertising

Millennials Expect More Than Good Products, Services To Win Their Loyalty

I have a Millennial-aged friend who only wears Toms shoes despite the fact these shoes hurt his feet, cannot be worn in the rain or cold, and fall apart within weeks simply because he strongly believes in its mission of providing shoes to third-world children. Essentially, Toms values and …

Is corporate social responsibility China’s secret weapon?

Today, we hear a great deal about Chinese M&A deals, Chinese money and investment pouring into diverse markets, and even Chinese loans being used to …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Psychology

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Richard Branson shares his 10 favorite quotes about embracing change

He wrote in a post published on Virgin.com: "Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten. Trying to provoke positive change is a principle we've embedded across the Virgin family for more than four decades."<p>Here are his …

Tony Robbins

Data Breaches and Brand Management: How to Preserve Your Brand Value

With the recent data security breaches at several powerhouses, brands need to find new brand management strategies to maintain their value.

Brand Management

Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome.<p>"We walked off the court and went to the bullies and told them to stop because that's not right to …

Down Syndrome