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Need to Communicate with Employees? Steal These Techniques from Smart Retailers

Inc.com--Gift with purchase? One day only? By understanding the psychology behind these methods, you can attract employees' attention.
November 12, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Chinese news agency adds AI anchors to its broadcast team

Engadget--The AI anchors are modeled after human reporters and their speech is synthesized using deep learning techniques.
November 08, 2018 Go to Engadget

Vox Media's roll-up of Recode shows the limits of its vertical approach - Digiday

Digiday--For all the talk of quality publishing environments, advertisers still crave scale. Vox.com, with 30 million uniques, ranks 31st in the news category.
November 07, 2018 Go to Digiday

The Next Billion Dollar Disruption. You Read About It Here First

Inc.com--Hot new technology will soon disrupt the business of Hollywood, and almost nobody sees it coming.
November 05, 2018 Go to Inc.com

A genius little list of ideas to stop apologizing for your existence at work

Quartz at Work--So sorry for bothering you—but this story could actually be helpful?
November 04, 2018 Go to Quartz at Work

How Google's 11-Word Pitch Wowed Investors and Changed the World

Inc.com--Grab your listener's attention with one short, vivid, and memorable headline.
November 02, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

TechCrunch--With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company that has had more downs than …
October 29, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat to thrive in the cloud

Engadget--It could become a powerhouse in open source computing, too.
October 28, 2018 Go to Engadget

A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal)

Inc.com--Researchers wanted to figure out what makes people happier as they get older. This surprising finding stood out.
October 26, 2018 Go to Inc.com

9 Ironclad Rules for Successful Business Introductions

Nudge.ai--There is nothing more powerful in the world of business than a trusted introduction. Instantly, you cut through the walls of distrust that prevent even the best cold outreach from resonating with an executive you’d like to meet.
October 26, 2018 Go to Nudge.ai

Taylor Swift is smart enough to not let her shows sell out

Quartzy--Taylor Swift knows better than fight the law of supply and demand.
October 22, 2018 Go to Quartzy

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Inc.com--Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.
October 21, 2018 Go to Inc.com

4 Nimble Growth Hacks for Small Businesses with Miniscule Budgets

Small Biz Daily--To people outside the digital world, the term hack implies either a security breach or sleight of hand. However, those immersed in social media, sales, and marketing recognize that growth hacking is a powerful
October 21, 2018 Go to Small Biz Daily

The 30 Commandments of Working for Yourself:

themiddlefingerproject--15. You can't do as much as you think you can. Whatever you’ve got on your to-do list, cut it by 75%. That last 25% is what you’ll get done today.
October 19, 2018 Go to themiddlefingerproject

Why do we feel so busy? It's all our hidden shadow work

the Guardian--Automation has brought plenty of benefits but there’s a human cost
October 17, 2018 Go to the Guardian

Lyft's New Subscription Plan Seems Like a Legendary Ripoff

Gizmodo--Lyft just announced the broad availability of its new All-Access Plan. This subscription-based service gets you 30 “FREE” Lyft rides (as long as those rides cost $15 or less) every 30 days for $300. After that, subscribers get a 5 percent discount on all rides. If the math that would make this a good deal seems a little suspect, that’s because it is.
October 16, 2018 Go to Gizmodo

Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

Visual Capitalist--A revealing look at three decades of music industry sales. After a devastating decline, streaming services like Spotify are helping the industry regain its footing.
October 11, 2018 Go to Visual Capitalist