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5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S.

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S. Throughout this would-be U.S. economic recovery, job creation has not matched what it has been in prior recoveries and incomes are under pressure. Once mighty retailers like Sears Holdings and Barnes & Noble (...

Jan 24 2014, 9:46am CST

Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo? Many misinterpreted my column of yesterday as predicting that Tim Cook and Apple will fail. Even Paul Carroll, my “New Killer Apps” coauthor, took it that way, and suggested that Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo would...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

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Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching"

Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching" Allison Todd has observed the effect that leading change has on employees as their companies transform. Here she draws a parallel between her favorite hobby (dance) and the effects of great leadership. One thing you’ll...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36am CST

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference In a press release issued January 14, semiconductor industry association SEMI provided synopses of key presentations at its Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) being held in Half Moon Bay, California.  In SEMI’s words...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers The United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC has ruled in favor of Verizon in a case regarding the authority of the FCC to regulate Internet service providers. The decision leaves consumers at the mercy of an...

Jan 14 2014, 12:16pm CST

Legal Issues Will Remain A Hot Topic For Fantasy Sports In 2014

Legal Issues Will Remain A Hot Topic For Fantasy Sports In 2014 One of the topics on the agenda is a legal update. Here are some of the legal issues the fantasy sports industry will need to consider in 2014: 1. Many, but not all, traditional forms of fantasy sports are likely legal...

Jan 14 2014, 8:46am CST

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Google's CIO Bucks Many IT Trends To Stimulate Innovation I recently interviewed Google's CIO Ben Fried at the company’s mega-office in New York. Covering an entire New York City block, employees zip around on Razor scooters that are parked at intermittent intervals like Citi...

Jan 13 2014, 11:41am CST

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Extraordinarily Memorable

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Extraordinarily Memorable Leaders that strive to be significant seek to create the greatest impact and influence.   These are the types of leaders that we value the most; inspired by their courage and resiliency, we seek to emulate them. They...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

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The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies.  These companies were anywhere from $150MM to $25BN in revenues in size, so definitely well...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

Business's Worst Nightmare: Big Bang Disruption

Business's Worst Nightmare: Big Bang Disruption “Address books, video cameras, pagers, wristwatches, maps, books, travel games, flashlights, home telephones, dictation recorders, cash registers, Walkmen, Day-Timers, alarm clocks, answering machines, yellow pages,...

Jan 7 2014, 3:46pm CST

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups This is the first of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part Two is available here.  An accompanying infographic is also available. An executive recently left his job at a global...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups This is the second of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part one is available here.  An Infographic summarizing the 8 rules is available here. In the companion piece to this article, I...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

Insights From A Smart House Innovator

Insights From A Smart House Innovator Much has been written about the “Internet of Things”, and the promise of smart devices making our lives better and more efficient. One of the places most logical for this reality to transform our daily lives is in the...

Jan 7 2014, 9:16am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor

Why One Analyst Says Facebook Stock Is Hot Despite Site's Dwindling Cool Factor As parents and grandparents have joined the ranks of Facebook’s most active users, the site’s bread and butter — the teenage and Millennial sets — have increasingly turned their attention to sites like Snapchat, Vine...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

I4U news

2014: The Year Social HR Matters In 2013, organizations finally began in earnest to integrate social technologies into recruitment, development and engagement practices. In 2014, this social integration will become the status quo. The digital...

Jan 6 2014, 9:46am CST

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually I’m going to say something that might sound nutty.  But I’ll say it anyways.  The Startup Movement is not about startups. What could I possibly mean, you might be asking?  Did I drink too much eggnog over the holidays...

Jan 3 2014, 5:46am CST

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year Since this is a time when many of us set new goals for the upcoming year, I thought about what a New Year’s resolution for the U.S economy would look like. As I am reflecting on the discussions I had with business...

Jan 2 2014, 11:31am CST

Can A Latin American Entrepreneur Help Disrupt Social Media Marketing In 2014?

Can A Latin American Entrepreneur Help Disrupt Social Media Marketing In 2014? @giorodriguez  Maybe.  Keep an eye on Lance Rios, parallel entrepreneur, and first to be profiled in the new blog series, “150 Puerto Ricans” Several months ago in this column, I had a announced a series of profiles...

Jan 1 2014, 4:46pm CST

Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car

Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car What will your next car be like? Google, Apple and other giants of the smartphone business have plenty of ideas. In fact, Google alone has 310 U.S. patents relating to areas such as car-based smart devices, navigation...

Jan 1 2014, 3:56pm CST

Becoming More Innovative in 2014

Becoming More Innovative in 2014 Organizations don’t innovate, people do. Organizations that are admired for being especially innovative don’t hire genetically different people than are available to the rest of us, they just make different managerial...

Dec 31 2013, 9:46am CST

What To Do When Your Boss Won't Support Your Great Ideas

What To Do When Your Boss Won't Support Your Great Ideas Frustrated that your company seems to squash you down every time you try to do something innovative at work? You’re probably not imagining that being too creative goes against the party line. A recent Accenture survey “...

Dec 31 2013, 7:46am CST

The Remarkably Simple Technique Behind These Innovations In Music And In Business

The Remarkably Simple Technique Behind These Innovations In Music And In Business What do these innovations have in common? Four members of a rock band get on stage stark naked, duct tape sealing their mouths and feedback blaring behind them. They stand facing the audience in silence for the entire...

Dec 26 2013, 3:31pm CST

I4U news

A New Era For Entrepreneurs And Startups Has Begun Since the recent recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. I believe the days of the “job work” mentality are...

Dec 25 2013, 1:51pm CST

Steve Case: Why Entrepreneurs Will Rebuild The Economy

Steve Case: Why Entrepreneurs Will Rebuild The Economy I recently spoke to Steve Case, who is best known as the Co-Founder of America Online (AOL), which he started in 1985. Case helped AOL become the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company back then and it’s...

Dec 24 2013, 8:06am CST

What's The Thread That Ties Your Story Together?

What's The Thread That Ties Your Story Together? Instead of the usual new year’s resolutions, which are notoriously hard to keep, why not set out on a concrete path to make the next chapter of your life more meaningful and satisfying? How? By “finding the thread that...

Dec 22 2013, 3:41pm CST

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged As a presumed constitutional scholar, Barack Obama should know that while a president has authority to check the Legislative Branch by recommending legislation to be passed by Congress, or through presidential veto, he...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21am CST

Apple’s new Mac Pro Arrives Ahead of Holidays as Promised

Apple’s new Mac Pro Arrives Ahead of Holidays as Promised New Mac Pro arrives in the stores on Thursday, just before the Apple’s promised end-of-the year deadline

Dec 20 2013, 12:07pm CST

Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 5 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business Success

Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 5 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business Success Throughout my 10 years as career and leadership coach and trainer, I’ve been continually intrigued by Tony Robbins’ messages, programs and extraordinary business growth. Ranked by Harvard University as one of the “Top...

Dec 20 2013, 11:46am CST

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million in Damages Straight out of Samsung’s Pocket

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million in Damages Straight out of Samsung’s Pocket A jury recently found Samsung guilty of copyright infringement. So it awarded Apple Incorporated $290 million in damages straight out of Samsung’s pocket. Samsung is to appeal the decision.

Nov 22 2013, 4:44am CST