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Bringing Design to the C-Suite: The 7 Core Traits Designers Can Bring to Your Business

Bringing Design to the C-Suite: The 7 Core Traits Designers Can Bring to Your Business

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The C-suite is often thought of as hesitant to embrace change. While many think the tried-and-true should rule, by selecting like-minded people and favoring analytical over intuitive thinking, the C-suite can quickly lose sight of customer needs. However, truly innovative and in-tune executives know that change needs to happen to stay relevant. Whether it’s through […]

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Your Company Needs a Culture Hack: 4 Ways to Do It

Your Company Needs a Culture Hack: 4 Ways to Do It

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Remember when you were excited just by the idea of being an entrepreneur? When you sprung out of bed every day, ready to take on the world? Unfortunately, many businesses are so riddled with life-sucking cultures and backward practices that they break down the natural immunity of our personal values. Corrupt cultures corrupt us, and […]

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6 Quotes to Inspire Creative Leadership

6 Quotes to Inspire Creative Leadership

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You probably don’t think of making a sandwich as a creative act. And yet when I asked my 10-year-old son for an example of a business he considered creative, he said Subway. When you think about it, every aspect of Subway’s business model is highly creative — from the order flow to the pricing to […]

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3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

3 Signs You’re Sacrificing Happiness for the Sake of Your Business (and How to Fix It)

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

  In a digital world that never sleeps, it can be difficult for business owners to strike a balance between success and happiness. As soon as you set your mind to one task, five more appear. If one gets overlooked, 10 other balls drop. You probably feel like it’s a zero-sum game. You either keep […]

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Want Stuff Done Right? Get a Mom or Dad on Your Team

Want Stuff Done Right? Get a Mom or Dad on Your Team

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you don’t have kids of your own, you probably know as much about working parents as you do about different brands of diaper cream — not a lot. Conventional wisdom may tell you that employees with children may not be as productive or reliable as those without. After all, kids get sick, parents have […]

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4 Ways to Turn Metrics Into Business Strategies

4 Ways to Turn Metrics Into Business Strategies

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the bestselling book “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis explains how the Oakland A’s built a winning team using only statistics. Yet more than 10 years after the book’s publication, few organizations follow this example of metrics-driven decision-making. Many executives still let emotions or intuition guide their decisions, even when thousands or millions of dollars hang in […]

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Want to Stand Out? Create an Invisible Solution

Want to Stand Out? Create an Invisible Solution

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it first started, real-estate platform Commissions Inc faced a problem many tech companies have: The team needed a cloud-based email delivery system with powerful insights into deliverability. It also needed a solution that would scale easily as the company grew. Commissions Inc needed an invisible solution. It found SendGrid — a company you’ve probably […]

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Personal Finance Lessons From Former Athletes Who Went Broke

Personal Finance Lessons From Former Athletes Who Went Broke

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Professional athletes perform jobs that only a select few can accomplish — and are paid handsomely for it. Fans follow players’ every move on the field and, when things sometimes go wrong, away from the arena. Many athletes begin playing for a living while they’re still teenagers; others spend cursory stints in college due to […]

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7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Lunch at Work

7 Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Lunch at Work

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s face it: We all smile when the food arrives. After all, a clear focus and a positive attitude can only occur when you’re well-fed, but that means filling up with good, nutritious food. We all know that finding healthy options when ordering delivery can be a challenge. Even options that bear the title “healthy” […]

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4 Encryption Terms Every CEO Should Know

4 Encryption Terms Every CEO Should Know

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Internet is a scary place. Between the NSA, malicious hackers, competitor spies, and even rogue employees, it’s hard to imagine how your company’s data could ever stay safe. In 2013 alone, 63,437 data breaches occurred, and 1,367 of them resulted in data loss. You might think your company is safe because you don’t work in […]

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