• Future Proof Your Career

    In the video above, Dorie Clark says that the only true job security is a “portfolio career.” This means to diversify your income streams. Clark practices this. She is an adjunct professor at Duke University, author ( Entrepreneurial You ...
  • Tim Ferriss "Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers"

    In this podcast, Tim Ferriss, author of "Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers," shares 17 questions that changed his life. 1) What if I did the opposite for 48 hours? 2) What...
  • Neil Blumenthal's Eye Doctor Inspired Him to Start Warby Parker

    Neil Blumenthal started Warby Parker, an eyeglass company. Read the history of Warby Parker. What was the problem that started Warby Parker? Why did Neil Blumenthal decide to go to business school? How did networking at the university lead...
  • Infographic Résumé

    t is difficult to differentiate your resume from those of all of the other job applicants. But, have you ever considered a visual infographic résumé? Margaret Magnarelli at Monster writes, "Text-only resumes are yesterday’s news...
  • A Personal Website and Blog

    Today, it is a good idea to have your blog on your own Website, the ideal platform through which to showcase your thought leadership. In that way, you can control your "brand." By committing to write blog posts on a regular basis, you can show...
  • Bill Gates: Fields with the most potential to change the world

    Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, recommends three fields in which this year's graduates can make an impact: 1. Artificial intelligence 2. Energy 3. Biosciences Why does Gates recommend the fields of artificial intelligence, energy...
  • Airbnb’s CEO is Adweek's Digital Executive of the Year

    Adweek just named Brian Chesky, CEO Airbnb , Digital Executive of the Year. Airbnb is part of the sharing economy where individuals make money by letting others use something they own. In Airbnb's situation, people share their apartments and homes...
  • The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take Last

    Whatever a person can do, at some time, a machine will be able to do it. What jobs will robots take last? Are robots coming for management jobs? How can a manager work with humans and robots?
  • An Imaginative New Approach to Problem-Solving

    Stephen Wunker and Sunand Menon discuss their book Jobs to be Done : A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation in the video above. What do the authors mean by who, the what, the why, and the how? How does the title of the book Jobs to be Done : A...
  • Internet of Things will explode by 2020

    The "next Industrial Revolution" or the Internet of Things (IoT) has started. IoT is called the "next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments...
  • Millennials Make the Best Entrepreneurs

    According to the Pew Research , “Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18...
  • This Little Device Tells You What's Really in the Food You Eat

    Consumer Physics, a company based in Israel, has developed the SCIO, a keychain-size tricorder that shoots a beam of light at something and instantly identifies it. In the video above, you will see the men gauge a fruit's exact calorie count and sugar...
  • Celebrate Failure

    How did the word "moonshots" remind the people at the moonshot factory to keep their visions big? What did the word "factory" remind them? What is the secret? Why is it a good idea to make it safe to fail?
  • The Puzzle of Motivation

    Does money motivate you to do a better job? In the TED video above, Daniel Pink questions the, "If I do that, then I'll get paid this," rule. Pay-for-performance (P4P) or (PFP) seems to work for manual labor, but not for creative or innovative...
  • Two Reasons Companies Fail and How to Avoid Them

    Knut Haanaes says that companies can reinvent themselves. They don't have to go out of business. They fail because they "only do more of the same" or "only do what's new." Haanaes says the solution is "exploration and...
  • Should we fear robots?

    "Be afraid, be very afraid: The robots are coming and they will destroy our livelihoods." Watch the debate on the video below. The best business book of the year, according to the Financial Times and McKinsey, is Rise of the Ro bots: Technology...
  • Disruption Is the New Innovation

    Red Bull understood that customers were mobile and adventuresome, and Red Bull disrupted people's patterns of thinking about soft drinks. "Think what no one else is thinking." "Do what no one else is doing." Share an example...
  • Customer Support has Evolved

    How is customer service becoming more human? Share a time that you used customer support. Why did you need it? What was the result? What does this mean for managers? What do you think is the next evolution for customer support?
  • Play this game to come up with original ideas

    All managers want innovative employees. But, how can they help employees think creatively? In this video, toy designer Shimpei Takahashi shares a game that you can play to come up with innovative ideas. He found that using data as a starting point...
  • Are you an inclusive leader?

    Are you an inclusive leader? Take the attached quiz to find out. Catalyst Research Center for Advancing Leader found the following. The more included employees felt, the more innovative they reported being in their jobs. The more...
  • Uber, a New Way of Transporation

    Travis Kalanick is CEO and cofounder of Uber Technologies Inc., a car service application. In this video , he talks about starting Uber. The Uber website says, "Get a taxi, private car or rideshare from your mobile phone. Uber connects you with a...
  • Innovation Happens Now

    View the video below. The MASIE Center looks for the connection between technology and innovation and learning. Innovation expert, Elliot Masie says, "Innovation happens and it happens now in ways that are almost instant in the marketplace...
  • The Sonic Culinary Innovation Center

    The Sonic Culinary Innovation Center opened this month in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Claes Petersson, Sonic’s vice president of research, development and packaging innovation, told Restaurant News , “The whole idea of the culinary center is...
  • Be a "Now-ist"

    In the video above, Joi Ito , the head of the MIT Media Lab, shares a new approach to innovation. It is a bottom-up approach that starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, be a...
  • The Power of the Underdog

    In the TED video above, Malcolm Gladwell , author of "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" discusses the unlikely victory. Anderson Cooper interviews Malcolm Gladwell , and Gladwell says that what we think...