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7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With …

Employment
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No nonsense explanation on why cars in Singapore are so expensive

In Singapore, there is no such thing as getting a good car deal that makes financial sense. A car, even a "cheap" one, is a luxury that the average …

The Top Digital Marketing Takeaways from SXSW

I'm just leaving Austin after spending five days at SXSW, and between the nightlife and all day conference sessions, it's safe to say I need to sleep …

Marketing

Tackling Big Global Challenges with Low-Cost Innovation

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>Digital platforms like Uber and Airbnb harness the power of the internet to offer a frictionless marketplace that powerfully matches supply and demand so as to make whole new sets of assets available to customers. Airbnb lets spare room owners make money out of their idle asset …

Innovation

How to Really Customize Leadership Development

There is a question executives always ask early on, when they consult potential partners for their companies’ leadership development initiatives:<p>“Will it be customized?”<p>The answer, today, cannot be anything other than a resounding “Yes!” Because “customized” has become a synonym of “good” for …

Leadership

How to Respond When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

One of your direct reports wants more money. He says he’s underpaid. Or he thinks he’s doing work above his current title. Whether or not you hold the purse strings for your team or organization, this is a tough situation for managers. How should you respond?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>No matter who’s …

Leadership

HBR Guide to Negotiating

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 16, 2016</b><p>Forget about the hard bargain. Whether you're discussing the terms of a high-stakes deal, forming a key partnership, asking for a raise, or planning a family event, negotiating can be stressful. One person makes a demand, the other concedes a point. In …

Management

Reigniting Growth

Most successful companies eventually face a predictable crisis that we call <i>stall-out</i>—a sudden large drop in revenue and profit growth or a collapse of once high shareholder returns to well below the cost of capital. Stall-out occurs when the growth engine that powered a company to success stops …

Management

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The Innovative Power of Criticism

The business world is awash in ideas for new products, services, and business models. Thanks to powerful ideation approaches such as design thinking and crowdsourcing, it has become incredibly easy and relatively inexpensive for companies to obtain a vast number of novel concepts, from both …

Innovation

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

You Don't Need A Better Mousetrap, Or Three Steps To Start A Successful Business

I have drawn parallels in previous blogs between being a Navy SEAL and being a successful entrepreneur. One commonality is that both are relatively difficult ambitions, with far greater numbers of people aspiring to and attempting to be either than those that are actually successful. Another …

15 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

It has been another busy week as summer approaches, and everyone gets restless for the warm weather. If you've been too preoccupied soaking up some …

How to Hire Great Employees

Investors say they invest in people as much as they invest in ideas, and when it comes to your company, it is not just top management that can make or break your business. Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …