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.
But common sense tells us that for some employees, this may not be the best option. Best & Worst Lists - The 50 Best Websites of 2011. 15 Books All Internet Marketing Should Read. Researching what you need on the web is great – but sometimes, it would be nice to have something that’s just a little more cohesive.
Books are a great answer to that problem, helping to distill some focused advice in a more comprehensive way than a blog post. Plus, you can always get the audio book and learn while you drive, read on your ereader, or read for free by checking them out from the library. Here is a list of 15 books to get you started: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. Company: OnSwipe Founders: Jason Baptiste and Andres Barreto Raised: $1 million seed round led by Spark Capital.
Now raising Series A. The idea: "Apps are bullshit," Baptiste says. "They're way too expensive and fragmented across iPads, iPhones, and androids. " One thing they do offer, though, is great design. OnSwipe wants to "make it insanely easy for a publisher of any size to make websites look app-like on every mobile device, without actually creating apps. " How it works: Participating publishers can set up an OnSwipe account in five minutes, says Baptiste. The OnSwipe experience uses touch technology. OnSwipe believe its tapped into a massive market. Ten Life Lessons From Richard Branson. Richard Branson clearly knows a thing or two about success.
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. Manage Like You’re Dying: A Humbled Entrepreneur’s Reflections. We’ve all heard the expression “live like you’re dying.”
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. Greatest roads in the world - Bing Maps.