Matt Mosbacher

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What the Companies That Predict the Future Do Differently

If knowledge is power, then predictive analytics promises the ultimate knowledge — that of the future. Such knowledge does not come easily, but the increasing density of digital information, deeper automated connections across companies, and increased storage and computing power create new options …

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

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The Transparency Trap

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 75, 2008, France<p>“Transparency” is a watchword in management these days, and it’s easy to understand why. After all, if people conduct their work in plain view, won’t they be more open and accountable? Won’t they flag and fix problems more easily, and …

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sales, we learn to sell benefits rather than features. Keeping that in mind, the way to sell yourself on maximizing your productivity is to realize that with a super-dialed calendar and well thought-out workday strategy, you can …

To Fix Health Care, Leaders Need to Let Go of the Status Quo

In health care, the Hippocratic Oath — “first, do no harm” — can hold as much sway in the board room as it does in the exam room. Among health care leadership, it can have the unintended effect of promoting inaction over change and innovation. As a result, U.S. health care has become akin to a …

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

The New Science of Building Great Teams

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing<p>If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills required for call center work are easy to identify and hire for. The tasks involved are clear-cut and easy to monitor. Just about every …

Creating a Culture of Quality

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. New technologies have empowered customers to seek out and compare an endless array of products from around the globe. Shoppers can click to find objective data compiled by experts at organizations such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and go …

What Does Professionalism Look Like?

When we talk about “professionalism,” it’s easy to fall back into the “I know it when I see it” argument.<p>For Emily Heaphy, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Boston University, and her colleagues, this isn’t a cop-out. The notion of being <i>seen</i> as professional may be central to how …

The Stress Of Being A Computer Programmer Is Literally Driving Many Of Them Crazy

Two things are going on that are literally driving programmers crazy.<p>One is something known as the "imposter syndrome." That's when you're pretty sure that all the other coders you work with are smarter, more talented and more skilled than you are. You live in fear that people will discover that …

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business …

Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

Analytics 3.0

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Nonsensical Infographic No. 5, 2009, digital<p>Those of us who have spent years studying “data smart” companies believe we’ve already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD—before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention …

Managing Complexity Is the Epic Battle Between Emergence and Entropy

The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity. JP Morgan has been getting most of the headlines, but other banks are also investigation. And many companies from other sectors, from Siemens to GSK to Sony, are under fire.<p>…

Meet The Company That Tracks More Phones Than Google Or Facebook

Picture this scenario. A bored woman sits waiting in an airline lounge. She scrolls through her iPhone and taps on a brightly colored square to launch a free mobile game. In the instant before the app loads something extraordinary happens behind the scenes: an auction for her eyeballs, run by a …

21 Ways to Be a Better Leader Without Breaking a Sweat | Inc.com

Let's jump right in, shall we?<p><b>1. Switch off your cell phone.</b> Go on, you can do it. Just for one meeting.<p><b>2. Look people in the eyes.</b> Practice doing it consistently.<p><b>3. Think.</b> Pick an hour in the day (the week, if you're really strapped) and just think. Don't listen. Don't read. Don't talk. Don't eat. …

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Story-driven Data Analysis

Great analysts tell great stories based on the results of their analyses. Stories, after all, make results user-friendly, more conducive to decision-making, and more persuasive.<p>But that is not the only reason to use stories. Time and time again in our experience, stories have been more than an …

Visualizing Trouble

Many technologies and forms of communication experience a painful, necessary moment. Synthesizers endured A Flock of Seagulls. The internet had its GeoCities moment. And now data visualization has given us charts like the first one below, which comes from a site called JobVine.<p>It’s colorful, and it …

Dealing with Team Members Who Derail Meetings

What does your team do when someone takes a meeting off-track? If your team is like most, the leader says something like, “Lee, that’s not what we’re talking about now” or “Let’s get back on track” or the team simply ignores Lee’s comment and tries to bring the conversation back to the original …

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

When we think of high-performing teams, we often think of them as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world. It takes a while for teams to move through the traditional phases of <i>storming</i> and <i>norming</i> before they start to really perform. It’s logical, then, to assume that the …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Fascinating Facts About The Hidden Industry That Touches 90% Of What You Own

How much do you really know about the shipping-industrial complex that brings your cheap sneakers and pricey gasoline across the high seas?<p>The average person on the street might guess his cheap shoes were made in China, or that the oil in his car comes from the Middle East. But almost no one …

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16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

How To Become An Extraordinary Entrepreneur Leader

In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers. …

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

A Better Way to Tackle All That Data

The single biggest challenge any organization faces in a world awash in data is the time it takes to make a decision. We can amass all of the data in the world, but if it doesn’t help to save a life, allocate resources better, fund the organization, or avoid a crisis, what good is it? Hampered by a …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

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The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I’ve worked with and researched hundreds of companies. Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing. After all no two companies are like and their …