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Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home? Today, many companies offer their employees the option to work from home, even if they live relatively close to the office.

Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

Best & Worst Lists - The 50 Best Websites of 2011. 15 Books All Internet Marketing Should Read. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. 10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch. This YouTube video seeks to help aspiring executives prepare themselves to be strong CEO candidates in the future.

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Professor Joseph Bower from the Harvard Business School believes anyone hoping to hold a corner office someday should be able to ask serious questions—and answer them objectively—about their own work and the work produced by the company. Becoming a CEO is all about constantly learning and improving oneself—and later, others—to establish a true role within a company, instead of merely being a placeholder. Bower also recommends that CEOs-in-training take an interdisciplinary approach to networking, thus promoting innovation within the company. 10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch. Global cities of the future: An interactive map - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance.

Over the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth.

Global cities of the future: An interactive map - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance

Which of them will contribute the largest number of children or elderly to the world’s population? Which will rank among the top 25 cities by per capita GDP? How will regional patterns of growth differ? Explore these questions by browsing through this revised and updated interactive global map below, which contains city-specific highlights from the McKinsey Global Institute’s database of more than 2,600 metropolitan areas around the world. You’ll see why growth strategies focused at the country level may fall short in the future: with new hot spots emerging and household wealth surging in little-known urban centers, companies may have to adopt a much finer-grained approach to tap into the growth that lies ahead.

Interactive. GroupMe. Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? [INFOGRAPHIC] Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health all day.

Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We've been preaching the benefits of stand-up desks for a while around here — and no one needs this good news more than social media-obsessed web geeks. A recent medical journal study showed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack. And our readers are receptive to the idea, too. In fact, in a recent poll, three-fourths of you said you already used a stand-up desk or you'd like to try one. So if you need more convincing, check out these graphically organized stats from Medical Billing and Coding. Click to see full-size image. Source: medicalbillingandcoding.org. 2011 TechStars NYC Startups. Ten Life Lessons From Richard Branson. Richard Branson clearly knows a thing or two about success.

Ten Life Lessons From Richard Branson

At 20, he started a mail order shop, and opened a recording studio a short while later. Now, the Virgin brand boasts dozens of companies and Branson’s net worth is estimated to be more than 3 billion pounds sterling. As well as immense business success, Branson has personally broken a number of world records for high-speed boat and balloon journeys. Often witty, always insightful, here are some choice Branson quotes to ponder. Motivation often comes from unique places so if one of these strikes a chord, use it! 1. I suppose we all know deep down that money won’t make us happy.

Manage Like You’re Dying: A Humbled Entrepreneur’s Reflections. We’ve all heard the expression “live like you’re dying.”

Manage Like You’re Dying: A Humbled Entrepreneur’s Reflections

I’ve experienced that first hand and it’s colored my experience founding aimClear, in profound and beautiful ways. This post is dedicated to our special friend who’s currently kicking cancer’s butt. I started aimClear on the heels of surviving Lymphoma stage 3B, still handling the effects of chemo and radiation. As a result, aimClear was born to a person ready to embrace the joy of life and work.

That was four years ago. Upon aimClear’s recent and humbling nomination for a respected regional award, I was invited to share tips with other entrepreneurs growing their businesses. 1- Achieve consensus for new hires amongst all employees, even if it means not hiring candidates the CEO believes to be qualified. 2- Place the highest emphasis on culture and creating an atmosphere of respect, love, dignity, human rights, accountability, and natural consequences.

Plans for aimClear’s New Space, 6000 Sq Feet. Greatest roads in the world - Bing Maps.