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The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat
Leadership

The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat

During an open-forum Q&A hosted by Reddit, Bill Gates discussed philanthropy, business advice and even condom design in his first interview since stepping down as Microsoft's chairman.
Stop Having the Same Conversation Again and Again
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Stop Having the Same Conversation Again and Again

We show you how to break the bad communication habits that drive you (and your staff) crazy.
Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out
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Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

With the continuous stream of startups popping up in every industry, it is important to keep tabs on what rivals are doing. Here are a few ways to keep track of your competitors online.
Listen Up: How to Respond to Customer Complaints
Management & Operations

Listen Up: How to Respond to Customer Complaints

Set up the proper processes to receive feedback in advance for sustained positive outcomes.
Why We Love the F-Bomb
Business Management

Why We Love the F-Bomb

Still off-limits in some offices, other workplaces embrace it. Here's why some professionals tell the haters to eff-off.
Forget Relying on Tools. Focus on Developing Your Skills Instead.
Leadership

Forget Relying on Tools. Focus on Developing Your Skills Instead.

To be an expert, you need the fundamental skills. The tools don't make a bit of difference.
Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year
Compensation and Benefits

Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year

In yet another blow to the troubled law, the administration has decided to push back Obamacare requirements for many American businesses.
This Simple Strategy Will Make You the Top Candidate for Any Job
Hiring Center

This Simple Strategy Will Make You the Top Candidate for Any Job

What does Netflix, comedian Jack Moore and you finding the perfect job have in common? Hint: You won't find it on your resume.
Is Our Education System Hurting Entrepreneurship?
Radicals & Visionaries

Is Our Education System Hurting Entrepreneurship?

In a recent panel, eminent philosopher Sir Ken Robinson outlined how educational systems around the globe are failing to foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back
Human Resources

3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

These factors could be against you when you're trying to get ahead. Here's how to overcome them.
The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life
Business Management

The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life

From organizing your office to sharpening your management skills, here is the LifeEdited guide to ruthlessly decluttering your startup's operations.
Work on Your Empathy and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Leadership

Work on Your Empathy and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why not to be like the Wolf of Wall Street, why you should make your workplace more like a video game and more advice for business owners.
What Makes Job Seekers Lie on Their Resumes?
Human Resources

What Makes Job Seekers Lie on Their Resumes?

The reason behind a fraudulent resume? Try envy.
To Outsource or Not? That Is the Question.
Management & Operations

To Outsource or Not? That Is the Question.

While outsourcing services and tasks may help a startup save a few bucks, it can also cause many challenges. Here are a few instances when outsourcing could be a viable choice.
Navigating New Market Terrain
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Navigating New Market Terrain

While almost every entrepreneur dreams of scaling beyond their state borders, understanding the hurdles of expansion can be tricky. Here are a few pointers.
How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs
Compensation and Benefits

How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs

The latest jobs report is showing the impact of Obamacare on employment. Turns out, a lot of pundits' predictions were wrong.
5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China
Management & Operations

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.
Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals
Innovation

Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

The price of a Bitcoin plummeted sharply Friday as Mt. Gox temporarily halted withdrawals on its trading platform to fix technical errors.
Thinking of Moving? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions First.
Management & Operations

Thinking of Moving? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions First.

Relocating your office is a big step that is potentially disruptive. Make sure the move is warranted first.
Do as Successful Thought Leaders Do
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Do as Successful Thought Leaders Do

Looking to lead your industry this year? Take a page from the book of the most influential thinkers to expand your thinking and engage others.
The 7 Easiest Ways to Insult Important People
Business Management

The 7 Easiest Ways to Insult Important People

We live in an increasingly thin-skinned world, and some of the most successful people are the worst offenders. Here's how to avoid getting on their bad sides.
3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth
Business Management

3 Situations When You Should Shut Your Mouth

While entrepreneurs could babble on and on about their endeavor and how much they accomplished, sometimes it pays to just listen to others.
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever
Business Management

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
Want Your Team to Perform Better? Try Positive Reinforcement.
Motivation and Retention

Want Your Team to Perform Better? Try Positive Reinforcement.

No company picnics necessary. These simple steps could lead to increased profitability.
Google's Most Senior Female Executive Tapped to Run YouTube
Leadership

Google's Most Senior Female Executive Tapped to Run YouTube

Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee, has been named CEO of YouTube as the company sharpens its focus on the video sharing property's ad-selling prospects.
Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Weather the February Hustle and Bustle
Management & Operations

Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Weather the February Hustle and Bustle

While February may be the month for romance, it also happens to be the busiest for meetings. Here are a few ways to stay on top of your game.
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