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Who Makes 5 Times The $15 Minimum Wage In Wal-Mart?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:02:00 -0500

Wal-Mart pays very little money to its low-skill floor employees, barely above the current minimum wage. And well below the “Fight for $15” minimum wage movement has been recently demonstrating around major American cities. Still Wal-Mart pays big bucks to recruit and retain skilled employees who will formulate the company’s strategy, [...]


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The Best Jobs In 2016The Best Jobs In 20161. Data Scientist2. Statistician3. Information Security Analyst4. Audiologist5. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer6. Mathematician7. Software Engineer8. Computer Systems Analyst 9. Speech Pathologist 10. Actuary

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:02:00 -0500

According to analysis by job search site, CareerCast -- taking into account salary, stress and future outlook -- these are the best jobs to have in 2016.

Annual Median Salary: $128,240
Growth Outlook: 16%
Annual Median Salary: $79,990
Growth Outlook: 34%
Annual Median Salary: $88,890
Growth Outlook: 18%
Annual Median Salary: $73,060
Growth Outlook: 29%
Annual Median Salary : $62,540



How Mark Zuckerberg Is Copying The Chinese To Put Games On Facebook Messenger

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:24:00 -0500

China’s WeChat is changing the Internet. Facebook is now a copycat.


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Four Ways To Avoid A Lowball Job Offer

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:17:00 -0500

If an offer for a job, project or temp assignment is too low, say half of what you were expecting, it will be hard to move up to where you want to be (in this case, you’d need to double the initial offer!). So you want to avoid a lowball offer in the first place if you can. Here are four ways.


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Why Your LinkedIn Picture Plays The Biggest Role In Determining Whether You Land A Job

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:40:00 -0500

People make assumptions about who you are based on your profile picture. And research shows their first impressions aren't likely to change.


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How Effective Is Net Promotor Score (NPS)?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:22:00 -0500

The basic Net Promotor Score question that was created by Fred Reicheld and Bain & Company. I’ve always found it to be powerful survey question to determine overall customer sentiment. Did the company, or whomever the customer was interacting with, do a good enough job to garner a nine or a 10?


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5 Reasons NASA Should Study Earth And They All Start With 'B'

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:07:00 -0500

5 reasons it is vital that NASA study the Earth and oddly, they all start with the letter "B."


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Why We Chose To Abandon Our Direct-To-Consumer Business Model

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500

Earlier this week, we abandoned our direct-to-consumer channel. Here's why.


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How The CEOs Of FORBES' Next-Billion Dollar Startups Stay On Top Of Business: 17 Productivity Tips For 2017

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500

We asked the founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies one question: What’s one life-hack or routine that keeps you productive and/or organized as a startup CEO?   Losing control of your team, workload -- or even your inbox -- can make any entrepreneur feel defeated. But sometimes all it takes is [...]


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A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit: Learn Why She Put Purpose First

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:26:00 -0500

People resign all the time from roles, so that is nothing new. What is different about Elizabeth Wood’s resignation is a) why we she did it and b) what she did next.


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Donald Trump's Trade Policies: Blessing Or Curse?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 01:13:00 -0500

What do economists think of Donald Trump’s proposed trade policies? To find out, I decided to ask two leading economists, Daniel Griswold, a Mercatus Center senior research fellow and co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization, and Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a [...]


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5 Common Mistakes Businesses Make In Mobile Marketing

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:27:00 -0500

Mobile has completely altered the consumer landscape in just a few years by becoming the main tool used to read the news, communicate, socialize, navigate and make purchases. The intimate relationship that mobile can provide between a consumer and their supplier can be a double edged sword though. It is [...]



My Qualifications Scare Hiring Managers Away

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:46:00 -0500

Ian has a ton of educational credentials -- are his degrees scaring hiring managers away?


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You Will Not See This One Coming

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:57:00 -0500

If we don't notice the bad things, it won't matter how interesting our lives are.


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How To Answer 'What Do You Know About Our Company?'

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

How do you answer the question "What do you know about our company?" How do you research an employer before a job interview?


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Here's What Happened When I Tweeted "The Profit" CNBC Host On His Cuba Documentary

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:35:00 -0500

Photo from Google Images captured from Daily Mail. Cuba is on the minds of many right now. With the recent passing of Former Cuba President Fidel Castro, there is reflection on past history and events. And with the upcoming inauguration of President-Elect Trump, there is uncertainty about Cuba-US future. Yet currently, with [...]


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We Talk About Gender Diversity, But What We Really Mean Is This

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:25:00 -0500

When a company limits itself to even the highest qualified population of a single subgroup—whether that be skill-based, education-based, experience-based or gender-based—the company is limiting its opportunity for growth and opportunity at every level.


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This Week In Credit Card News: Stolen Cards Can Make Thieves Rich; Save Big With Gift Card Exchanges

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:11:00 -0500

How Much is a Batch of Stolen Credit Cards Really Worth? You don't have to be a bank to make money on credit cards. A hacker can make between $250,000 and $1 million by selling a batch of 50 to 100 credit card numbers. A shrewd buyer can then turn those [...]


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The Good News And Bad News When It Comes To Marketing Technology

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500

While marketers increase their budgets on marketing technology is a good thing, the fact that so many are still struggling to use the same technology to improve their cross channel marketing, is not.


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Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 20161. The Device Mesh2. Ambient User Experience3. 3D-printing Materials4. Information of Everything5. Advanced Machine Learning6. Autonomous Agents and Things7. Adaptive Security Architecture8. Advanced Customer Architecture9. Mesh App and Service Architecture10. Internet of Things Architecture and Platforms

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500

A variety of other trends have led to an increased number of sensors embedded in many technologies and devices that we use personally and professionally. They become smarter as they gather more data on our daily patterns. Gartner predicts that these sensors, which tend to work in silos today will increasingly work in concert, leading to even greater insights about our daily patterns.

Gartner refers to these devices and sensors’ ability to gather more contextual data as described above as AMbient UX. The challenge will be with application design, anticipating this level of device synchronicity and collaboration, for lack of better framing. Gartner posits that the devices and sensors will become so smart that they will be able to organize our lives without our even noticing that they are doing so.

Though not a new trend, 3D-printing has caught its stride now that companies like Tesla are using it to build engine parts, and SpaceX is using it to create rocket parts. Better applications of the technology to biological material and food will follow, according to Gartner.

According to Gartner, by 2020, 25 billion devices will be generating data about almost every topic imaginable. This is equal parts opportunity and challenge. There will be a plethora of data, but making sense of it will be the trick. Those companies that harness the power of this tidal wave of information will leapfrog competitors in the process.

To an increasing extent, technologies will be able to not only collect information, but learn based upon it. In the process, much of the initial analysis that has typically required a human can be done by machines, elevating the analysis in the process. People will need to engage at a higher level as a result.

The potential for robots to continue to master and surpass humans in their ability to undertake human tasks will increase rapidly. Perhaps the most prominent example is the autonomous driving car, which leverage learnings from autonomous vehicles that have been used within controlled environments for years. Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates is one such prominent controlled environments. Movingi beyond controlled environments into non-controlled environments, including the airspace that drones occupy will require further advances – advances that Gartner foresees coming soon.

A majority of CIOs list security as their top priority, especially with an increased number of companies that have experienced breaches. Historical norms have been to play defense, but Gartner predicts that more tools will be available to go on the offensive, leveraging predictive modeling, for example, allowing apps to protect themselves. Gartner emphasizes that companies must build security into all business processes, end-to-end. Having it as an afterthought is tantamount to inviting issues.

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We're Going To Need A Bigger Whiteboard

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:38:00 -0500

“Oy...” I took off my glasses and rubbed my temples. What we were attempting to pull off was starting to sink in. Danielle had turned our Beautiful Mind whiteboard mess into a color-coded map of the whole launch process. Eight different spokes in the chart, each sprouting an ever-growing set of sub-tasks that [...]


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4 Reasons Process Is Destroying Your Company's Productivity

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:31:00 -0500

Having the right processes and systems in place is critical for creating an efficient and productive work environment. But the procedures must match the mission objective. As an entrepreneur having grown companies from the ground up, I have often made the mistake of assuming more systems were needed as we [...]


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Footballers Kick Off New Skin Care Brand

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:17:00 -0500

It’s been a big year for marketing men’s products.


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With Election Over Holiday Gifting Becomes Top Of Mind

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:56:00 -0500

The economic foundation for a strong holiday is in place, but consumers remain highly value focused. What does it mean for the holiday shopping season? Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director of Fung Global Retail & Technology, weighs in on consumer confidence, the Prosper Consumer Spending Forecast, consumer impulsivity and mood in [...]


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4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:50:00 -0500

No, you may not think that your profile needs to be updated, because you might not be in the market for a new job. However, it is important to understand that numerous people are looking at your profile for various reasons.


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Leading Across Boundaries: Respect, Leadership And The Future Of Work

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:41:00 -0500

In a recent interview with me for the MIT Thought Leader Series, Tom Kochan and I explored three ways today’s leaders can tackle the destructive effects of incivility.


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Africa's Richest King Visits Nigeria On Official Trip

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:57:00 -0500

King Mohammed VI of Morocco arrived in Abuja on Thursday for an official visit to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.


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A Defining Moment Of Trust For Donald Trump

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:07:00 -0500

Before he’s sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, Donald Trump faces a defining moment of his presidency in deciding how to separate himself from his business holdings, a move that, if done the right way, may establish credibility and trust in his leadership far beyond expectations.


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4 Business Lessons From A 26-Year-Old Millionaire Entrepreneur

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:07:00 -0500

What can we learn from a millennial millionaire? Sam Ovens has some words of wisdom for everyone aspiring to earn seven digits.


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5 Smart Money Moves To Make In December And End Your Year Strong

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0500

From strategizing your holiday shopping to maxing out your HR benefits, these 5 tasks will help you make the most of your money.


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