Rob Shrosbree

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18 Minimal Tattoos That Resemble Digital Glitches and Patterns

<b>18 Minimal Tattoos That Resemble Digital Glitches and Patterns</b><p>(Source: theultralinx.com)<p>#art<br>• #tattoos<p>natashalein reblogged this from …

Modern Architecture

Exploring the Current User Experience Trends for Admin Dashboards

The design techniques for admin dashboards are not as openly shared as website layouts. This is because you do not always find examples of admin …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Productivity
eCommerce

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Productivity

Improving employee engagement is not simply about improving productivity — although organizations with a high level of engagement do report 22% higher productivity, according to a new meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees conducted by the Gallup Organization.<p>In addition, strong employee engagement …

A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving

There’s been no shortage of media coverage on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the past year. Universities have touted the value of free on-line courses offered to millions of learners from all walks of life. Some MOOC critics have argued that the “MOOC revolution” has been characterized by …

Big Data: It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means | Inc.com

If the prognosticators are right, we’ve moved from a manufacturing economy to an experience economy. Today, businesses have to create amazing, memorable experiences, rather than simply delivering reliable products at the right price. But this is more critical than ever in a world awash in …

Big Data

Productivity Tips: 11 Ways to De-Clutter Your Day | Inc.com

Success tends to create clutter: more meetings, more projects, more decisions, more items on your to-do list. But often doing more can mean achieving less.<p>That's why subtraction can be the best addition, especially when you streamline your workday and, in the process, your professional life.<p>Instead …

Time Management
Consumer Tech

Ten Charts That Show We’ve All Got a Case of the Mondays

If you’re in a workplace in America right now, chances are most of the people around you are pretty checked out. You might even be plodding through the day yourself, counting down the hours until you can fly out the door. Or you’re doing your very best to make your unhappiness known to anyone …

Today’s Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow’s Innovators

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming</i> …

How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

Data is like oil. It only has a future value just sitting in a big pool. “Pure data,” as my fellow panelists said Friday night at API Days, has not proven to have much market play.<p>I agreed with them but it’s the wrong way to look at the matter. More so, it’s about how the data is processed and …

Ideo’s 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

According to Ideo CEO Tim Brown, innovation springs from curiosity. So where does curiosity come from?<p>“Any organization that wants to innovate, wants to be prepared to innovate, I think, has to have a few things in place,” Ideo CEO Tim Brown tells the Yale School of Management. “Perhaps the most …

Creativity

The “Squiggle” Approach To Finding A Happy, Fulfilling Career Path

Every business professional struggles at some point with change.<p>It’s one of the trickiest decisions: trying to determine when it is the right time to take small steps in a new direction or the right moment to take one massive leap.<p>In Mitch Joel’s latest book, <i>Ctrl Alt Delete</i>, the well-known new …

Work-life Balance

Evernote’s Quest To Become A 100-Year-Old Startup

Evernote doesn’t do anything unless it’s “sufficiently epic,” says CEO Phil Libin. What suffices? Things like business socks, designing a design culture, and becoming a century-old startup.<p><i>Evernote CEO Phil Libin recently stopped by the Fast Company office. The following is an excerpt of our</i> …

Phil Libin

Beyond IQ: 5 Ways To Reframe Success And Smarts

Some of the most successful people were “ungifted,” according to traditional measures of intelligence. Here, insight from Scott Barry Kaufman and his book, Ungifted, on reevaluating your intellectual strengths and weaknesses and assumptions.<p>When Scott Barry Kaufman was in elementary school, he …

Powerful Leadership: Do Unto Others As They (Not You) Would Want Done | Inc.com

"‹This past week, I pissed off a major business partner. I can't get into all the details, but, in essence, I added my own sales force to my product his team had been selling. I truly thought he would be thrilled to have more support selling the product. After all, I reasoned, if one of my partners …

Leadership

3 Types of Employees Your Business Needs | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are used to obsessing over ROI. But R. Michael Rose, speaking to Inc.'s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, asked business owners to think instead, about ROE: return on energy.<p>Rose, the author of the book <i>ROE Powers ROI</i>, coined the phrase after founding his own company, the Dallas-based …

Leadership

Key to Productive Meetings? How You End Them | Inc.com

Meetings are a favorite whipping boy of the business world, and it’s not hard to see why.<p>Often aimless and inflated, they pop up in your calendar like dandelions in your lawn, breaking your concentration and eating up your workday. Then, in the end, they often get hijacked by the most insistent …

Self-Reflection
Employment

Hiring Tips: 10 Ways to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes | Inc.com

Entrepreneur Vanessa Merit Nornberg knows the incredible importance of strong salespeople.<p>The founder of New York-based Metal Mafia, a wholesale line of body jewelry, sells over the phone 7,000 products like eyebrow and belly rings that cost just 2 cents to $2.<p>But how your employees sell--and how …

Employment

Razer reveals "world's thinnest" gaming Ultrabook

Before we jump into the technical specs of the laptop, the first thing we need to take note of is the size. It comes with an impressively minuscule …

Dr. Pepper Raises A Can To The “One of Ones”

The ” /1″ campaign features lesser known achievers in a salute to the one in a billion.<p>There may be nearly 7 billion people on Earth, but with its /1 (slash one) campaign Dr. Pepper wants you to know that none are quite like you.<p>Meant to convey that every person is 1/1 (one of one), the work for …