Strategy

How The Most Effective People Learn To Read A Room

[credit provider=”NASA Goddard Space Flight centre via Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_goddard/6152892097/”] Learning how to read a room is incredibly difficult. Yet we’ve all seen people who can do it, who manage to sense how people relate to each other, and use it to get things done.Strategy+Business interviewed David Kantor, a systems […]
How The Most Effective People Learn To Read A Room
Strategy

RANKED: The 10 Best Communicators Of 2012

[credit provider=”Jemal Countess / Getty Images”] One of the things that differentiates the leaders people gravitate to, connect with, and follow is their ability to communicate. That doesn’t just mean speeches. Informal events can take as much skill as a speech in front of thousands. San Francisco based Decker Communications puts together […]
RANKED: The 10 Best Communicators Of 2012
Lifestyle

Volvo Is Teaching Cars To Talk To Each Other And The Road

[credit provider=”Volvo”] Volvo is paving the way for the implementation of Car-2-Car and Car-2-Object communication systems in its own vehicles with the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with fellow members of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium being run in Europe.The consortium’s goal is to come to […]
Volvo Is Teaching Cars To Talk To Each Other And The Road
Strategy

You Should Never Start Your Career As A Freelancer

[credit provider=”Jonty Wareing via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/electrichamster/662190551/”] As virtual work spaces have become more prominent and centralized offices more obsolete, it’s become easier to pick up work as a contractor or freelancer. But Penelope Trunk, co-founder of Brazen Careerist — the entrepreneur’s third company — who lives in Wisconsin even though her company takes place in […]
You Should Never Start Your Career As A Freelancer
Strategy

How To Use The iPhone To Motivate Your Millennial Workforce

[credit provider=”Pink Sherbert Photographt” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/2796862756/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] While walking on the treadmill at the gym, a 25-year-old employee checks her iPhone to see how many points she has earned for losing weight as part of her company’s health incentive program.A 22-year-old takes a coffee break and checks his smartphone to see how […]
How To Use The iPhone To Motivate Your Millennial Workforce
Tech

Happiness Leads To Riches, Not The Other Way Around, Millionaire CEO Says

[credit provider=”Radish” url=”http://www.radishsystems.com/”] The first thing you notice about Theresa Szczurek is how cheerful she is.And rightfully so. She’s been a multimillionaire since she sold her first company, Radish Communications Systems, for $40 million in 1996 — a quick six years after she and her husband started it.
Happiness Leads To Riches, Not The Other Way Around, Millionaire CEO Says
News

Millions Of Birds Die Ever Year By Smashing Into These 1,000-Foot Towers

[credit provider=”David Yan on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3566815198/”] TV and radio towers kill nearly 7 million birds every year in North America, according to a recent study. There are 84,000 communication towers on the continent, and those higher than 1,000 feet present the greatest danger, according to the study by Travis Longcore at University […]
Millions Of Birds Die Ever Year By Smashing Into These 1,000-Foot Towers
Strategy

The 11 Biggest PR Disasters Of 2011

This year was filled with PR disasters. And Twitter made all of them exponentially worse. “There now seems to be an appetite for getting excited for these blunders,” says Paul Argenti, a professor of corporate communication of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business who has advised clients including Goldman Sachs and General Electric on reputation […]
The 11 Biggest PR Disasters Of 2011
Strategy

Design Think Your Way To Greatness

The proposition is simple. To become a great company, you must understand who your customers are and build a customer-centric culture that delivers on your brand promise all the time.  The corollary is simple, too. You do that with software that works the way people work, not the way systems […]
Design Think Your Way To Greatness
Strategy

Want To Communicate Better? Do It Verbally!

Boy is it easy to communicate with people today. Email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are the most popular. These channels allow you to type your thoughts down and blast away to anyone you want. I think these are very dangerous in building true relationships with individuals and good old verbal communication […]
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Here’s How You Can Use Video To Drive SEO Performance

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Video communications is dramatically changing the business landscape.  From a steady early adoption of video conferencing, we’ve seen a number of incredibly powerful and varied applications of video emerge in recent years.  
Here’s How You Can Use Video To Drive SEO Performance
Markets

Say-On-Pay Votes: How To Secure Shareholder Support

Interested in improving your company’s chances of securing shareholder say-on-pay support? Model your investor communications programs after your customer relations practices. That’s according to Gary Lutin, chair of the Shareholder Forum, an independent moderator of investor/executive exchanges. ‘A company that’s publicly traded likely has won customers’ business by delivering a […]
Strategy

Why We Think It’s A Fantastic Idea To Give iPads To Our Employees

[credit provider=”By Tom Raftery on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/4311797662/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] When the Apple iPad first hit the market it was greeted as a bulked up version of the iPod, best suited for social media and digital entertainment.Its impact has been much more dramatic and indeed revolutionary than first realised, however, signaling what I […]
Why We Think It’s A Fantastic Idea To Give iPads To Our Employees
Strategy

10 Ways To Be A Master Negotiator

Most of what passes for negotiation tools in today’s world is simply wrong. Whether it’s called power, leverage, win-win, BATNA (alternatives to agreement), walking out, demanding concessions, being rational or logical, the conventional wisdom of human interaction gets only about 25% of what is possible.
10 Ways To Be A Master Negotiator
Tech

IT’S ALIVE: Google Wave Will Live On As Apache Wave

[credit provider=”wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa.jpg”] The Apache Foundation, the non-profit that supports the open source server software Apache, will take Google Wave into its “incubator program,” Google announced in a blog post.Google Wave was that next generation communications platform that was supposed to replace email, but which nobody could understand or use. […]
IT’S ALIVE: Google Wave Will Live On As Apache Wave
Tech

Why Wait For Facebook Messaging? Check Out Heywire Instead

The new Facebook unified messaging system is a work in progress: the sign-up process has some kinks, and promised features like integration with IMAP e-mail accounts are not yet available. Plus, the company’s doing a staged rollout, so unless you’re in tight with Facebook, you probably won’t get it for […]
Why Wait For Facebook Messaging? Check Out Heywire Instead
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Just Let Rex Ryan, Be Rex Ryan

Coach Dungy’s criticism of Coach Ryan’s F bombs is silly. Great coaches are genuine, communicate well, set a standard of intensity, and teach their players that there is nothing the team cannot do together. This is exactly what Coach Ryan is doing with his language
Just Let Rex Ryan, Be Rex Ryan
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