Growth Strategies

Brainstorming

How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.
Movies

With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.
Charity

Four Ways to Better Involve Your Company In Charitable Activities

I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Tips on Building an Epic Customer-Support Team

When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a ro...
Take It From The Pros

The Truth About Intelligence and the Many Paths to Greatness

In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute.
Human Resources

What the Data Tells Us About the Contemporary HR Director

Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management.
Sharing Economy

3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.
Virtual Assistant

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
Employee Engagement

This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity

BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals.
Designers

Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers

While it's easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it's up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the bes...
Ecommerce

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.
How To

Want to Be Successful? Put Down the Phone. Your Weekly Tips Roundup

Experts explain why your phone is keeping you from accomplishing what you want and need to do.
Managing Employees

What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace

Some talented and skilled individuals succeed in their area of expertise but create all kinds of problems due to their distorted view of themselves and others.
Productivity

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic)

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.
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