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  • How can groups make good decisions?

    How can groups make good decisions? Dan Ariely, behavioral economist, and neuroscientist Mariano Sigman have been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. Their insights include the...
  • Join a Facebook Group?

    You know it is important for your career to network. You would like to join a Facebook group to learn to deal with a perplexing management problem. But you do not want your employees to know. Before you decide to join a Facebook group, make sure you understand...
  • How to build a company where the best ideas win

    In the video above, Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think -- even calling out the boss is fair game. How...
  • Decision Making with the Eisenhower Matrix

    The Eisenhower principle, named after Dwight D. Eisenhower the 34th President of the United States, can help you to prioritize tasks by urgency and importance results in 4 quadrants. Identify a decision that you need to make. Use the model above...
  • More people working at home

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released the American Time Use Survey . The share of workers doing some or all of their work from home is increasing. In 2016, 22 percent of Americans worked at home Employees with an advanced degree were...
  • Big Data and Analytics

    "Firms still use statistics packages, spreadsheets, data warehouses and marts, visual analytics, and business intelligence tools." But, hardware advances, open source software, and cloud computing enable companies to store and analyze far more...
  • Businesses Need Enthusiastic Customers

    Super fans or enthusiasts are very important to businesses says “The Power of the Enthusiast,” a new study by The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and GfK. "Enthusiasts are defined as consumers who are passionate about a certain category, and...
  • Using Regression Analysis for Making Data Driven Decisions

    Managers use regression analysis for making decisions. Amy Gallo in the Harvard Business Review interviewed Tom Redman, author of Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset . He explains, "Suppose you’re a sales manager...
  • Stop Wasting Time!

    How do you waste time? OR How is your time wasted? How can you solve this problem for yourself? How can you solve this problem for your employees (now or in the future)?
  • Pecha-kucha presentation on emotionally intelligent signage

    Pecha-kucha presentation on emotionally intelligent signage from Daniel Pink on Vimeo . In the video above, Daniel Pink uses Pecha-kucha to present on emotionally intelligent signage. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show...
  • 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...
  • Holiday Shopping Trends: Influences on the 2016 Consumer

    451 Marketing , an integrated marketing agency, surveyed consumers about holiday shopping. How might the results from the survey help managers prepare for the season? Resutls say tht 75% of shoppers aged 18-24 (millennials) will spend under $500 on...
  • Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

    Numerous people in business don’t plan and are wondering why they’re not seeing better progress. Perhaps Winston Churchill said it best in World War II, when he said, "He who fails to plan is planning to fail." Why is procrastination...
  • A CMO on Super Bowl Sunday

    The video above depicts what a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) might look like if money spent on his company's Super Bowl ad is wasted. Alex Amado, Adobe's Vice President of experience marketing, discussed the ad with Adweek's Tim Nudd. ...
  • Snapchat and Consumers

    Snapchat was founded in 2011. Evan Spiegel is Snapchat's 24-year-old CEO and Co-founder. How do consumers use Snapchat? What management decisions would be affected by this information?
  • Social Influencers Predict the Future of Commerce

    IBM Commerce brought together a group of 12 Commerce Futurists to explore three themes: The Future of Technology, Big Data and Analytics, The Future of Customer Experience, The Future of Supplier/Partner Relationships. "While their answers varied...
  • Chipotle Founder Steve Ells Addresses Series Of Outbreaks

    In the above video, Steve Ells, Chipotle's founder and co-CEO, appeared on The Today Show to discuss the restaurant chain’s recent scourge of health scares. How has Chipolte changed processes? What practices will make Chipotle the safest...
  • How Elon Musk Can Tell If Job Applicants Are Lying About Their Experience

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (electric car) and CEO and CTO of SpaceX, was at Business Insider’s Ignition conference. He was asked how he knows if applicants are qualified for the job. He said that he read books and talked to people about solving...
  • Black Friday and REI

    The Friday after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as "Black Friday," means a lot of work for retail employees. However, this year, the management at REI, an outdoor products and apparel retailer, decided the store would close on Black Friday...
  • Dell Technology Outlook 2015

    Managers must scan the external environment as part of the planning process. Technology is an important element in the external environment. In the attached report, Dell Research predicts that ten technological events will take place in the next five...
  • This Is Your Brain on Decision-making

    Wharton professor Michael Platt discusses why people make the decisions that they do and what influences those decisions. What is important about his discovery that people and animals tend to make very similar kinds of decisions when they are in similar...
  • Use data and intuition to make decisions

    Think about the decision you made and answer the following questions: Describe the situation leading up to the decision. What process did you use to gather the information that was used in making the decision? When did you recognize that you...
  • Commerce Snapshot

    Most people still go to a store to shop. But, some people are shopping on their phones and computers. Nevertheless, according to eMarketer and Rev Trax, far more sales are influenced somehow by digital and mobile shopping. eMarketer created the attached...
  • If You Were Fired Yesterday

    James Altucher shares his presentation "10 Things You Need to do if you were Fired Yesterday." You can read his commentary on what happened to him when he was fired. Explain why you should have a plan in case you get fired.
  • Social Media Mistakes

    Managers need to use social media, but many are making mistakes. The infographic above from Digital Marketing Philippines outlines basic mistakes to avoid, including the eight below. Having no social media strategy Creating accounts on too many...