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  • Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?
  • Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?

    GallupOnline retailer Zappos recently announced that it will eliminate the traditional manager role throughout the company to flatten its hierarchical chain of command. Zappos is morphing into a "holacracy" -- an organizational structure intended to eradicate bureaucracy and politics, promote self-governance, and distribute power more evenly. After the transition, employees won't have formal job titles. And instead of forming conventional teams based on hierarchy and work function, they will move among 400 "circles" in which they can assume various roles based on project needs.

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  • How Leaders Can Boost Productivity And Profit At The...
  • How Leaders Can Boost Productivity And Profit At The Same Time

    Business InsiderI spoke to both Jeremy Eden and Terri Long on how leaders can improve their productivity, while growing profits. They have worked with the CEOs of a wide range of companies, including PNC Financial, H.J. Heinz, and Manpower. In this brief interview, they talk about the typical growth issues leaders face, what an unintentional squelch is, how leaders can make meetings more effective, and how leaders can boost morale in their companies.

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  • 5 Steps For Retaining Your Rock Star Employees
  • 5 Steps For Retaining Your Rock Star Employees

    IncBy the time you try to give them raises, they're already out the door. If you want to retain your best people, you need to start much sooner.

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  • Recommended Summer Reading For Creative Leaders
  • Recommended Summer Reading For Creative Leaders

    ForbesOn the specific topics of creativity, leadership, and organizational and business success, 2014 has also already yielded some helpful titles. Some of these are narrowly cast, for example, Ben Horowitz’ The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers (Harper Collins), which offers sage if targeted advice on starting a business, or Nick Udall’s “creative rollercoaster” model presented in Riding the Creative Rollercoaster: How Leaders Evoke Creativity, Productivity and Innovation (Kogan Page).

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  • Employee Training Needs More Than Just A Script
  • Employee Training Needs More Than Just A Script

    HBRYou want your employees to become more effective and emotionally intelligent communicators, savvier negotiators, more compassionate and effective deliverers of bad news, better coaches, and more sophisticated cross-cultural communicators. So you offer them interpersonal skills training. It’s a packaged solution that can pay great dividends for your business. Right?

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  • How Exceptional Leaders Leverage Their Emotions –...
  • How Exceptional Leaders Leverage Their Emotions – Including Anger

    IncThink about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point. They don't get angry--or at the very least they don't show their anger. Unless, of course, they happen to be Steve Jobs. Or Jeff Bezos. Or Bill Gates. Or Larry Ellison. Or...

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  • 4 Leadership Skills You Should Be Mastering
  • 4 Leadership Skills You Should Be Mastering

    Business InsiderWhether you realize it or not, most of us strive to become leaders. We want to do something great, be respected by our peers, make more money and acquire more responsibility. Overall, we want to make a difference at our job.

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  • The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using
  • The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using

    Entrepreneur You hear it every day. You say it every day. It’s a seemingly inconspicuous single-syllable word, and yet it can undermine you and your team within a split second. The culprit: just.

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  • Google And Facebook’s Fight For The Future Of Tech
  • Google And Facebook’s Fight For The Future Of Tech

    BusinessWeekSix months ago, Raburn, 64, became chief executive officer of a year-old startup called Titan Aerospace. Its young engineers are attempting to make unmanned, solar-powered airplanes that can fly for years in the upper atmosphere without landing. Raburn’s vision for the drone maker was modest: a few years of research, then selling out to an aerospace conglomerate with deep pockets.

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  • Steer Clear Of These 10 Common Mistakes On Tech...
  • Steer Clear Of These 10 Common Mistakes On Tech Resumes

    Business InsiderResumes are always a challenge, but tech resumes are a beast of their own. In one page, you've got to impress these huge companies and explain why they need to hire you without sounding too cocky. We've rounded up some of the most common mistakes on tech resumes. Read up and avoid these blunders.

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  • Tough Love Advice For Millennials Entering The Job...
  • Tough Love Advice For Millennials Entering The Job Market

    FortuneIf you're about to finish college and venture into the corporate world, you've no doubt heard plenty of perfectly good tips on job-hunting: Double-check the spelling in your resume, show up on time, look hiring managers in the eye when you talk to them, turn your cell phone off in interviews.

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  • The Best CEOs Get Out Of The Way
  • The Best CEOs Get Out Of The Way

    CEO.comGiving up control for the sake of growing your company can be one of the biggest challenges for a CEO. It can be difficult for some leaders to develop the level of self-awareness and humility needed to recognize the true talent within their companies. Effective companies are built on every team member’s contributions, and the best CEOs understand this dynamic. Successfully handing the reins to other team members requires a CEO to not only get out of the way, but to also push team members to take on projects so they can grow as leaders. While giving your employees more autonomy and leadership opportunities can be daunting, it’s absolutely critical for the growth and security of your company. In a recent Stanford University study, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with executives and directors at 20 companies. Fewer than half of the respondents said their companies had a...

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  • The Science Behind Viral Media Success
  • The Science Behind Viral Media Success

    Entrepreneur Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis may never learn what the fox says, but its video posing that musical question solved a far greater mystery: the secret behind viral media success. "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)," released in September 2013, received some 40 million online views in its first two weeks and scored an astounding 276 million by December, becoming YouTube's top trending video of the year.

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  • How Much Data Is Generated Every Minute?
  • How Much Data Is Generated Every Minute?

    MashableWhile social media can create the sense that the Internet is a small town where everyone is connected and, for the most part, gets along (outside of election season), the truth is quite the opposite. The data transferred on the Internet each minute by its roughly 2.4 billion global users is vast and incomprehensible.

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  • The Secret To Accidental Business Innovations
  • The Secret To Accidental Business Innovations

    IncYou're probably familiar with accidental innovations like plastics and penicillin--products that only came about because of the inventor's inadvertent mishap. The history of vinyl records, recounted in a recent New York Times article about the quest to research two legendary female blues singers, should remind you that there are incidential innovations too--products invented for one purpose, but that end up serving customers in an entirely different way.

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  • The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read When...
  • The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read When They’re Discouraged

    Entrepreneur Every business has its ups and downs. You lose an account, receive negative feedback about a project you’d worked hard on or have a crucial employee quit at just the wrong moment. It can be frustrating and even frightening, because your reputation and your business is on the line. Here are seven books that can help.

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  • How To Create A Culture Of ‘Paying It Forward’
  • How To Create A Culture Of ‘Paying It Forward’

    IncEveryone wants an office culture where employees pitch in without being asked. Here are some concrete ways to encourage the behavior.

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  • All The Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn’s Apps
  • All The Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn’s Apps

    Business InsiderLinkedIn has become an incredible resource for building your professional identity online, no matter where you are in your career. And an important part of that process is done not through its desktop site, but through its apps.

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  • The Great Unbundling Of Facebook Makes Sense
  • The Great Unbundling Of Facebook Makes Sense

    HBRUnbundling has a compelling strategic and competitive rationale for Facebook. It has implications that extend far beyond the company’s stated goal to design single-purpose apps that fit mobile usage and the bottleneck of screen mobile device real estate. “Facebook is not one thing,” Mark Zuckerberg said in his recent interview in the New York Times.

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  • 5 Tips For Improvising Your Career
  • 5 Tips For Improvising Your Career

    Fast CompanyMost of us would welcome a blueprint for success: a list of accomplishments to check off that would result in dream jobs and promotions. But doing all the “right things” doesn’t necessarily give you an edge when it comes to achieving prosperity and happiness.

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  • How Women Can Narrow The ‘Confidence Gap’
  • How Women Can Narrow The ‘Confidence Gap’

    FortuneIn a new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, two high-profile TV journalists, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, say women are less confident than men even when they are equally competent. They cite studies that suggest this lack of confidence is getting in the way of more women getting ahead. The authors have seen it in themselves and in interviews with powerful people.

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  • The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection
  • The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection

    CEO.comWhat is it about the Israel-Boston connection that works so well in the world of tech startups? Having grown up and spent much of my life in Israel, where I attended university, served in the military and launched three successful technology startups, I’ve had the distinct privilege of remaining in my homeland while pursuing my entrepreneurial dreams. And considering the thriving Israeli startup community – from our highly regarded research labs and higher education system to the world-class financing/capital resources and the plethora of technology talent – I have found Israel to be a great place to start a company. As Noam Bardin, Google’s Chief Wazer recently pointed out on LinkedIn, as have so many others: “Israel is now the most likely place for people to start a tech firm: the country has an estimated 375 startups per million inhabitants versus nearly 190 in...

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  • Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your...
  • Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your Business

    Fast CompanyFew things are as exciting as seeing a business really embrace change. It’s about more than just setting up a change management team or sending your leadership group on brainstorming retreats. It’s about creating a culture of change throughout the organization, one that goes beyond an elite band of managers and project leaders to create a truly transformative and innovative culture.

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CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The Country

Yahoo!The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership. The slow-motion ouster of Pavel Durov from the network known as VKontakte, or "In Contact," is the latest sign that independent media outlets in Russia have become increasingly imperiled.

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Wal-Mart Cuts Board To 14 Members As Former CEO Leaves

BloombergWal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retail chain, announced the retirement of two directors, including former Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott, shrinking its board to 14 members. Scott, who ran Wal-Mart from 2000 to 2009, and Chris Williams, the head of Williams Capital Group LP, will step down on June 6, according to a statement yesterday.

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5 Things The New Ford CEO Must Do

USA TodayFord Motor finally will make two things official: CEO Alan Mulally's retirement date (he never planned to stay past year-end), and COO Mark Fields' ascension into the CEO job. Mulally, who came from Boeing in 2006, almost miraculously squired Ford through the the dark days without the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations that General Motors and Chrysler Group underwent. But there's plenty left for his replacement.

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Ford Promotes Insider Mark Fields To CEO

NYTFord Motor has picked Mark Fields, its chief operating officer, to succeed Alan R. Mulally as the next chief executive of the company, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The selection of Mr. Fields would hasten the retirement of Mr. Mulally, who has said previously that he would stay as chief executive of Ford, the nation’s second-largest automaker behind General Motors, through the end of this year.

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GitHub Co-Founder Quits Following Harassment Allegations

Entrepreneur Tom Preston-Werner, one of the co-founders of San Francisco-based GitHub -- a social network for software engineers -- has decided to resign from the company he helped start. Preston-Werner's departure from comes after a third-party investigation into of harassment allegations made by a former employee. Last month, former GitHub designer Julie Horvath said publicly that she was harassed by members of the leadership team, including a co-founder and his wife.

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Taking The Helm At Ford Will Be A Tall Order For Mark Fields

Fortune Mark Fields, who has been the heir apparent to Alan Mulally, may soon be designated Mulally's successor as chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company.

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Sallie Mae Appoints Steven McGarry As CEO

Market WatchSallie Mae, formally SLM Corporation, today announced the appointment of Steven McGarry as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the future holding company of Sallie Mae Bank. The appointment will take effect upon the separation of the consumer banking and loan management, servicing and asset recovery businesses.

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Mozilla Names Interim CEO

c netMozilla named former Chief Marketing Officer Chris Beard a board member and its new acting chief executive, as the nonprofit tries to move beyond a political firestorm and reconnect with the users critical to the success of Firefox and Mozilla's mission.

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Rolex Names New CEO In Corporate Shakeup

BusinessweekRolex will make its third change in top leadership since 2008, naming Jean-Frederic Dufour to become chief executive officer of the 109-year-old maker of Swiss timepieces.

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Mozilla Appoints Its Former CMO As Interim CEO

Tech CrunchAfter Brendan Eich’s short tenure as Mozilla’s CEO, the organization today announced that it has appointed Chris Beard as its new interim CEO while it looks for a long-term replacement.

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Did Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Deserve To Be Removed?

ForbesFirst, though, there’s a matter that we should all be clear about: Brendan Eich was not fired. After his appointment, there was backlash from the Mozilla Community. He came under pressure to resign and he did. The Mozilla Board that appointed him knew about his donation; they did not “remove him because of his views.”

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Steve Koonin Named CEO Of Atlanta Hawks

LA TimesSenior Turner Broadcasting executive Steve Koonin has been named chief executive of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. He'll be in charge of operations for both the National Basketball Assn. franchise and its home court Philips Arena.

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Chimerix CEO Resigns Amid Media Firestorm

ForbesA month after brokering a new Phase III trial of Chimerix’s investigational antiviral drug, company CEO Kenneth I. Moch has been replaced and will be pursuing other interests. The company announced yesterday that Moch has been replaced by former chief medical officer of Chimerix, M. Michelle Berrey, MD, MPH.

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Kirstin Dolan Promoted To Cablevision CEO

ReutersKristin Dolan, a Cablevision executive who is also married to Chief Executive Officer James Dolan, will become chief operating officer, the cable TV provider said on Wednesday.

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Burberry Names Creative Leader As New CEO, Signaling Industry Shift

BusinessweekFor years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. With the appointment of Christopher Bailey as chief executive officer, Burberry Group Plc aims to prove it can make the formula work.

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KBR Names Stuart Bradie As New CEO

WSJKBR, Inc. today announced that Mr. Stuart Bradie has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of KBR, Inc., effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Bradie succeeds Mr. William "Bill" Utt, who is retiring. It is also intended that Mr. Bradie will be appointed as a member of KBR's Board of Directors when he joins KBR.

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Barclays' John Vitalo Named As Atlas Mara CEO

BusinessweekRobert Diamond named former Barclays Plc colleague John Vitalo as chief executive officer of his African financial-services company, Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Ltd. Vitalo, 49, has been Barclays’s Middle East and North Africa CEO since 2009, Atlas Mara said in a statement today. Before joining Barclays, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Vitalo ran Absa Capital, the investment-banking arm of the South African lender Barclays bought control of in 2005.

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Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

Tech CrunchHome VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO announced his retirement. Marc Lefar joined Vonage in 2008, and the company today announced he will step down after his replacement is found. His replacement will have a tough act to follow.

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Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley To Retire

WSJBacardi Ltd. on Monday said the liquor company's Chief Executive Ed Shirley intends to retire, leaving the post after just over two years in that role. A successor to Mr. Shirley, who also served as president of the privately held company, hasn't yet been named and Bacardi said an interim CEO would be announced "shortly." Until that appointment is made, executive leaders will report to Chairman Facundo L. Bacardi, the company said.

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Mozilla: We Are Activists For The Web, Not An Activist Organization

NYTBrendan Eich resigned as chief executive of Mozilla after a barrage of public criticism for his support of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage, less than two weeks after he was named top executive of the company that makes the popular web browser, Firefox. After several days of argument over the decision — with some decrying the ganging up on Eich — Mozilla put out an FAQ Sunday to set the record straight.

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RadiumOne Tech CEO Accused Of Allegedly Hitting His Girlfriend 117 Times...

Business InsiderRadiumOne’s founder, Chairman and CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal appears to be a successful, good-looking entrepreneur but, on Aug. 5, 2013, security footage allegedly surfaced of Chahal "hitting and assaulting" his girlfriend, Juliet Kakish. The Examiner's Mike Aldax says Chahal attacked her "117 times over a half-hour period" in his San Francisco home.

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Watch Oprah Winfrey's 1983 Audition Tape That Led To Her Talk Show

Huff PostIn the late 1970s, Oprah Winfrey was the co-host of a Baltimore morning show called "People Are Talking." She'd enjoyed her time there, alongside co-host Richard Sher, but felt that she'd grown enough in that role and was ready for her next adventure. That's when Oprah heard there was a morning show in Chicago that needed a new host.

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Sheryl Sandberg Thinks Beyonce Is A 'Boss"

Business InsiderBeyoncé landed the coveted cover of Time Magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People In The World" issue. As for why Beyoncé got the cover, “She's the boss,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes in a profile of the pop star. “Beyonce doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one. Today she sits at the head of the boardroom table at Parkwood Entertainment," Sandberg says. "Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother."

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Donald Trump Is Complaining That President Obama's Walk Is 'Unpresidential'

Huff PostDonald Trump's least favorite thing in the world is happening again: President Obama is acting "unpresidential." Yes, apparently the president has offended Trump once again with his wild behavior and lack of manners. What did he do this time, you ask? He walked off a plane.

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9 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Mark Cuban

ABCBillionaire investor Mark Cuban is no stranger to the headlines. Here are some rapid-fire questions he was asked, such as who he’d rather be in business with — Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos? Or whether college athletes should get paid. Take a look at his never heard before answers.

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Rich Ex-Facebook Exec Still Working, ‘I Have Kids And I Don’t Want To Be A Douchebag'

Business InsiderBefore he quit to create a venture capital firm, Chamath Palihapitiya was Facebook's longest-tenured senior executive. That means he has a lot of stock in a company that is now worth $65 billion. He's rich — "live on an island and never look at a computer screen again," rich. So why is he still working?

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Donald Trump Donated To Ted Cruz, But Doesn't Mean He Wants Him For President

politicoDonald Trump isn’t ready to make his presidential endorsement just yet. The real estate magnate clarified on Monday that a donation he made to Ted Cruz’s political action committee doesn’t mean that he’s supporting Cruz for president in 2016.

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Mark Cuban Distraught Over Mavs Loss

Bleacher ReportDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban does not look happy. During the team's first playoff game of 2014 against the San Antonio Spurs, the Mavericks were actually leading 81-73 with around seven minutes left to play. However, a late 13-0 run helped the Spurs pull out Game 1, and Cuban was visibly upset.

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Richard Branson Wants A Transparent Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin MagazineSir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Galactic airlines was the first to accept bitcoins for space flight, recently described bitcoin as “the pioneer of a global currency” in an interview in the April issue of Delta’s SKY Magazine. Branson clearly believes in bitcoin. Not only is he accepting it, but he’s invested in it as well. But his comments indicate that he does not believe bitcoin will be the ultimate winner in the cryptocurrency wars.

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Ryan Seacrest Nears 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks For Bigger Clear Channel Role

Hollywood ReporterHollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said to be considering some significant changes to a portfolio that reportedly earns him $61 million annually. While gigs including American Idol and his morning radio show are likely to continue, sources familiar with his ongoing discussions suggest others, such as E! red carpet duty, will come to an end.

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Donald Trump And Bon Jovi Are Potential Buffalo Bills Buyers

FOXHall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too. Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice.

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Branson Discusses Why Virgin Hotels Are Slow To Launch

WSJNearly four years after Mr. Branson's boast, Virgin Hotels still hasn't opened a single property, and has had to deal with the departure of two top executives. The brand's maiden hotel is due to open in Chicago in the fall—a year behind schedule—and has been marred by cost overruns.

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Marc Benioff Is Not Impressed By Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Billion Gift To Charity

Business InsiderMarc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has some sharp things to say about the $1 billion donation to charity Mark Zuckerberg made last year. Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, gave $1 billion worth of stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in December. Benioff implied in an interview with San Francisco Magazine's Jon Steinberg that the donation was basically a tax write-off:

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Cuban Says, 'Milwaukee Bucks Sale Is A Bargain'

ESPNMark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion. "I think they got off cheap," Cuban said. "I think that was a bargain. I think it's worth a lot more. I think it's worth a lot more than that. I think someone got a bargain. You can't look backwards. You've got to look forward. You don't value teams based off what happened in the past."

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Martha Stewart Shows Impeccable Manners On Flight...

NYDA first-class spywitness on an American Airlines Friday flight from JFK to LAX tells us the homemaking maven was an utter delight on board — but refused all offerings on the wine list, including a Bogle Sauvignon Blanc, an Echelon Chardonnay and an Oakley 82 California Red. At one point, Stewart even asked a flight attendant if there was any better hooch on board.

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Goop CEO Quits Due To Gwyneth Paltrow's Split

Page SixSeb Bishop, the highly ­regarded CEO of Goop, has quit. Bishop, a leading British entrepreneur who was international CEO of AIDS-fighting charity (RED) before joining Goop in 2011, has quit Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, on which she announced her separation from Chris Martin last month. We’re told that Bishop resigned after Paltrow announced to Goop staff she was moving the office from the British capital to Los Angeles.

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Branson Adds South Africa Hotel And Vineyard To His Collection

venturesRichard Branson will add more to his collection of luxury retreats, having agreed to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard in South Africa. He has already signed a preliminary deal at an undisclosed sum said the purchase will be through his Virgin Limited Edition luxury retreat business with the bid to promote wine tourism in Franschoek where the 22-bedroom property is based.

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Modell's CEO Accused Of Expensing $7 Million On Vacations And Steaks

Business InsiderMitchell Modell, the CEO of the family-owned athletic apparel chain, has accused him of bankrolling his lavish lifestyle with company funds, including spending $116,250 in a single day at a popular Chicago steakhouse with a corporate credit card.

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What I Learned In My First Year As A Female Startup CEO

Huffington PostIf a reporter asks me why it sucks to be a female CEO, I can come up with hundreds of reasons. On the other hand, if I am asked to argue why it's awesome to be a female CEO, I can also do that pretty well. So here is my take on both sides of the issue.

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Was Steve Jobs A Bully?

NY PostWitnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was “a bully,” four major tech companies argued in a court filing.

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  • CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site...

    CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The Country

    Yahoo!The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership. The slow-motion ouster of Pavel Durov from the network known as VKontakte, or "In Contact," is the latest sign that independent media outlets in Russia have become increasingly imperiled.

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  • Problems At GM May Just Be The Tip Of The...

    Problems At GM May Just Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

    FortuneAmmann may be singing a different tune in 10 days or so when GM (GM, Fortune 500) reports April sales results. Its performance so far in 2014 has been shaky, with market share seven-tenths of a point below 2013 and overall sales down 2%. Some brands are already showing weakness. In March, sales of high-profit Cadillacs and pickup trucks looked shaky. GM finished the month with just 16.7% of the market, less than a percentage point ahead of Ford Motor.

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  • Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline...

    Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline On Mexico Fraud

    BloombergCitigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said he expects others to be disciplined after the bank fired an employee linked to a suspected $400 million fraud at the company’s Mexico unit. “One person has already been terminated,” Corbat said today at the firm’s annual meeting in St. Louis. “I expect that others will be disciplined as well -- either for actions, or, just as important, inactions that helped enable this fraud.”

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  • Richard Branson Wants A Transparent...

    Richard Branson Wants A Transparent Cryptocurrency

    Bitcoin MagazineSir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Galactic airlines was the first to accept bitcoins for space flight, recently described bitcoin as “the pioneer of a global currency” in an interview in the April issue of Delta’s SKY Magazine. Branson clearly believes in bitcoin. Not only is he accepting it, but he’s invested in it as well. But his comments indicate that he does not believe bitcoin will be the ultimate winner in the cryptocurrency wars.

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  • Netflix Speaks Out Against Comcast Merger

    Netflix Speaks Out Against Comcast Merger

    NYTNetflix on Monday voiced strong opposition to Comcast’s planned $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, even while confirming that it was raising subscription prices.

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Global Business

  • CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site...

    CEO Of Russia’s Biggest Social Media Site Flees The Country

    Yahoo!The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership. The slow-motion ouster of Pavel Durov from the network known as VKontakte, or "In Contact," is the latest sign that independent media outlets in Russia have become increasingly imperiled.

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  • Tesla CEO Pledges To Boost Support Network...

    Tesla CEO Pledges To Boost Support Network In China

    WSJTesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk pledged to enhance the auto maker's support network in China to help broaden use of the company's niche electric car, and offered new details about a $5 billion battery factory Tesla plans to build in the U.S. Speaking in Beijing at a ceremony marking the first handover of a Tesla vehicle to a customer in China, Mr. Musk said U.S.-based Tesla is building out hundreds of service centers around China but didn't offer a time frame for their completion.

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  • Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline...

    Citigroup CEO: Others Will Face Discipline On Mexico Fraud

    BloombergCitigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said he expects others to be disciplined after the bank fired an employee linked to a suspected $400 million fraud at the company’s Mexico unit. “One person has already been terminated,” Corbat said today at the firm’s annual meeting in St. Louis. “I expect that others will be disciplined as well -- either for actions, or, just as important, inactions that helped enable this fraud.”

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  • Telkom CEO Risks Prosecution If He Skips...

    Telkom CEO Risks Prosecution If He Skips Governance Course

    BloombergTelkom Chief Executive Officer Sipho Maseko faces referral to South Africa’s national prosecutor or a fine if he fails to attend a corporate governance course as ordered, a state department said. Maseko faces an administrative penalty of as much as 1 million rand ($95,254) or referral to the National Prosecuting Authority for criminal prosecution if he doesn’t take part in the training within a 90 day period, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission head Astrid Ludin said in an e-mailed response to questions.

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  • EU Takes Aim At CEO Paychecks

    EU Takes Aim At CEO Paychecks

    FortuneThe European Commission released proposals Wednesday that would require Europe's 10,000 publicly listed companies to hold binding votes, and to say how employee and executive pay compares.

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Governance

Human Resource Management

Leadership & Management

  • Can You Really Manage Engagement Without...

    Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?

    GallupOnline retailer Zappos recently announced that it will eliminate the traditional manager role throughout the company to flatten its hierarchical chain of command. Zappos is morphing into a "holacracy" -- an organizational structure intended to eradicate bureaucracy and politics, promote self-governance, and distribute power more evenly. After the transition, employees won't have formal job titles. And instead of forming conventional teams based on hierarchy and work function, they will move among 400 "circles" in which they can assume various roles based on project needs.

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  • How Leaders Can Boost Productivity And...

    How Leaders Can Boost Productivity And Profit At The Same Time

    Business InsiderI spoke to both Jeremy Eden and Terri Long on how leaders can improve their productivity, while growing profits. They have worked with the CEOs of a wide range of companies, including PNC Financial, H.J. Heinz, and Manpower. In this brief interview, they talk about the typical growth issues leaders face, what an unintentional squelch is, how leaders can make meetings more effective, and how leaders can boost morale in their companies.

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  • Recommended Summer Reading For Creative...

    Recommended Summer Reading For Creative Leaders

    ForbesOn the specific topics of creativity, leadership, and organizational and business success, 2014 has also already yielded some helpful titles. Some of these are narrowly cast, for example, Ben Horowitz’ The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers (Harper Collins), which offers sage if targeted advice on starting a business, or Nick Udall’s “creative rollercoaster” model presented in Riding the Creative Rollercoaster: How Leaders Evoke Creativity, Productivity and Innovation (Kogan Page).

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  • Employee Training Needs More Than Just A...

    Employee Training Needs More Than Just A Script

    HBRYou want your employees to become more effective and emotionally intelligent communicators, savvier negotiators, more compassionate and effective deliverers of bad news, better coaches, and more sophisticated cross-cultural communicators. So you offer them interpersonal skills training. It’s a packaged solution that can pay great dividends for your business. Right?

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  • How Exceptional Leaders Leverage Their...

    How Exceptional Leaders Leverage Their Emotions – Including Anger

    IncThink about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point. They don't get angry--or at the very least they don't show their anger. Unless, of course, they happen to be Steve Jobs. Or Jeff Bezos. Or Bill Gates. Or Larry Ellison. Or...

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Marketing

Operations

Strategy

  • How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

    How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

    HBRWe are all lean now — or soon will be. As the world becomes more digitized, generating more information surrounding products and services and speeding up processes, large and small companies in every industry, even manufacturing, are starting to compete more like the software industry, with short product lifecycles and rapid decision-making.

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  • The Great Unbundling Of Facebook Makes Sense

    The Great Unbundling Of Facebook Makes Sense

    HBRUnbundling has a compelling strategic and competitive rationale for Facebook. It has implications that extend far beyond the company’s stated goal to design single-purpose apps that fit mobile usage and the bottleneck of screen mobile device real estate. “Facebook is not one thing,” Mark Zuckerberg said in his recent interview in the New York Times.

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  • 5 Tips For Improvising Your Career

    5 Tips For Improvising Your Career

    Fast CompanyMost of us would welcome a blueprint for success: a list of accomplishments to check off that would result in dream jobs and promotions. But doing all the “right things” doesn’t necessarily give you an edge when it comes to achieving prosperity and happiness.

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  • Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric...

    Why You Should Build Change Into The Fabric Of Your Business

    Fast CompanyFew things are as exciting as seeing a business really embrace change. It’s about more than just setting up a change management team or sending your leadership group on brainstorming retreats. It’s about creating a culture of change throughout the organization, one that goes beyond an elite band of managers and project leaders to create a truly transformative and innovative culture.

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  • 5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say

    5 Things Successful Public Speakers Never Say

    Business Insider"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."

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Technology & Innovation

  • Google And Facebook’s Fight For The Future...

    Google And Facebook’s Fight For The Future Of Tech

    BusinessWeekSix months ago, Raburn, 64, became chief executive officer of a year-old startup called Titan Aerospace. Its young engineers are attempting to make unmanned, solar-powered airplanes that can fly for years in the upper atmosphere without landing. Raburn’s vision for the drone maker was modest: a few years of research, then selling out to an aerospace conglomerate with deep pockets.

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  • The Secret To Accidental Business Innovations

    The Secret To Accidental Business Innovations

    IncYou're probably familiar with accidental innovations like plastics and penicillin--products that only came about because of the inventor's inadvertent mishap. The history of vinyl records, recounted in a recent New York Times article about the quest to research two legendary female blues singers, should remind you that there are incidential innovations too--products invented for one purpose, but that end up serving customers in an entirely different way.

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  • The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection

    The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection

    CEO.comWhat is it about the Israel-Boston connection that works so well in the world of tech startups? Having grown up and spent much of my life in Israel, where I attended university, served in the military and launched three successful technology startups, I’ve had the distinct privilege of remaining in my homeland while pursuing my entrepreneurial dreams. And considering the thriving Israeli startup community – from our highly regarded research labs and higher education system to the world-class financing/capital resources and the plethora of technology talent – I have found Israel to be a great place to start a company. As Noam Bardin, Google’s Chief Wazer recently pointed out on LinkedIn, as have so many others: “Israel is now the most likely place for people to start a tech firm: the country has an estimated 375 startups per million inhabitants versus nearly 190 in...

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  • 13 Growth Hacks From The World’s Most...

    13 Growth Hacks From The World’s Most Successful Tech Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneur In studying companies that are already successful, you can see patterns that can be replicated. Picasso is credited with having said something to the effect that good artists copy; great artists steal. And that concept is certainly relevant to building a startup. After all, why reinvent the wheel when you can take some of what’s worked for others and apply the same principles to your business?

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  • Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas

    Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas

    CEO.comOne of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one recent research report suggested that offering financial incentives only raised the number of mediocre ideas and had little impact on breakthrough innovation. On the other hand, anMIT study concluded that group incentives and long-term rewards do have a positive impact on innovation. And still another survey of 20 companies from different industries found that 90% of the respondents thought that incentivizing and rewarding innovation was “something we should be doing better.” Driving this debate is the fear that employees will not develop and bring forward creative ways to improve the business unless they are given something “extra,” like time, resources,...

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