Red Bull rewrites the publishing rulebook

A brand with its own in-house content teams is nothing new. Neither is native advertising. But could the recent partnership between adidas and Red Bull, the first campaign in which a third-party brand has natively advertised on Red Bull Media House digital properties, signal the end of traditional publishing as we know it?Once just a […]

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How to Understand The LinkedIn Etiquette: LI is not FB

When it comes to social media networks, Facebook is the BIGGEST, there no arguing that fact, but LinkedIn is where the professional quality is at; so let’s see what we might want to keep in mind when we go back and forth from one platform to the other.A month ago I posted a simple message […]

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Step into the Future of LinkedIn

I was cleaning out my desk and found an article by Jeff Haden and was taken aback by the predictions he made about LinkedIn in December 2012 :his articled changed my whole approach to networking on LinkedIn. I scrapped selective networking and jumped the fence to open networking. LinkedIn indeed has evolved significantly over the […]

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Step into the Future of LinkedIn

I was cleaning out my desk and found an article by Jeff Haden and was taken aback by the predictions he made about LinkedIn in December 2012 : In less than two years LinkedIn today has become an extremely powerful news aggregator. Currently only “influencers” can be followed (Richard Branson has over a million) but […]

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Why I Applied (Unsuccessfully) For A Job At McDonald’s To Learn How To Run My Business

As your business grows, one of the most important things for ensuring you can scale is the way in which your organization creates and manages processes.A scientific approach to processes is what enables McDonald’s to be able to deliver a Big Mac that tastes identical whether you order it in New York, Melbourne, Paris or […]

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Going Private is Paying Off for Dell

My partners at Silver Lake Management and I successfully took Dell private a year ago in the largest corporate privatization in history. I’d say we got it right. Privatization has unleashed the passion of our team members who have the freedom to focus first on innovating for customers in a way that was not always […]

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The Ways Toxic People Poison Even the Best Workplaces

Oddly enough, the obviously terrible employees don’t cause the real problems.Why? Whether clearly incompetent or unbelievably easy, they’re easy to spot. So they’re easy to get rid of.The real problems are caused by employees who appear to be doing a reasonable job… but in fact are slowly destroying the performance, attitude, and morale of the […]

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My Advice to Entrepreneurs: You Are Going to Be Wrong

In this series of posts, Influencers and members share their advice for entrepreneurs. Read all the posts here and write your own (use the hashtag #mystartupstory in the body of your post), or upload a SlideShare.I like to think of myself as someone who’s OK with being wrong. In fact, when I started a company […]

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UPS May Have Just Saved Millions In Recruiting Costs

I’m always on the lookout for examples of smart ways to recruit talent. This latest video by United Parcel Service (UPS) had me saying, “Dang! That’s brilliant.” Meet Carson & Fall In Love With The Idea Of Being A UPS Driver One look at this video UPS shot to promote holiday charity fundraising efforts and […]

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Stop Using These Words In Your Emails!

Do you know how you sound in emails?Without the benefit of being able to hear people’s vocal inflections or see their faces, it can be challenging to interpret how the person on the other end of an email is feeling. Emoticons and exclamation points can only take you so far (especially in a business email), […]

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