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10 Reasons For Optimism This International Women's Day
As we celebrate the 106th annual International Women’s Day this Saturday, March 8th, we have an opportunity to applaud some of the staggering accomplishments, successes, and triumphs of women — all a testament to the incredible progress they are making right now.
3 Ways You Can Hire Women and Change Your Company Forever
Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.
People Don't Really Surf The Web On Their Smartphones
There's been a long debate over what will win in mobile: apps or mobile sites? According to a recent poll, mobile users spend far more time using apps than they do browsing mobile sites on their devices.
11 Things You Should Be Doing On LinkedIn But Probably Aren't
With 277 million users and counting, LinkedIn has become the definitive business networking site. If you're just using the site as a place to keep your resume online, however, then you're missing out on some great opportunities.
How Microsoft’s Old Guard Spooked Their Top CEO Candidates
At least three candidates to become Microsoft CEO feared their hands would be tied by outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer and longtime chairman Bill Gates. The candidates, including Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, were worried about being constrained by board members Gates and Ballmer and lacking the freedom they needed to remake the company.
What Is Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?
Long before there were wearable devices, there was Jawbone. The brainchild of founder and CEO Hosain Rahman, the hardware and gadgets manufacturer is now a multi-billion-dollar company that is becoming a personal electronics powerhouse and brand.
The 'Really' Hard Things About Running A Company
Ben Horowitz speaks about his new book, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things.” Horowitz is the co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a well-known Silicon Valley venture firm that has invested in Facebook, Foursquare, Box, Jawbone and dozens of highly successful start-ups.
How To Build a Personal Brand With Social Media
Traditionally, social media skills have been viewed as competencies needed by marketing professionals. However, Mark Burgess, co-author of "The Social Employee," believes "everybody in the company today is in marketing." In other words, everyone needs social media skills.
22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You
Branding specialist William Arruda shares some little-known, often-overlooked and seemingly counterintuitive tips that can deliver deliver big results with minimal effort. With this checklist in hand, you can make your LinkedIn profile your best personal branding tool.
Steven Ballmer Reflects on Missteps and Ponders the Future of Microsoft
In front of a packed crowd at the University of Oxford, the former Microsoft chief offered a candid take on the company’s recent missteps, as the technology industry has shifted from software run on PCs to a focus on mobile devices and cloud computing.